University of Bristol

University of Bristol

Film and Television Production

The programme offers a broad, practical foundation in professional screen-based production, supported by a strong critical and contextual framework. Students study the art and craft of screen production. Productions from the programme are routinely exhibited internationally. Practical work is intensive and group-based, consisting of fiction and documentary production. While you may concentrate on certain roles during your dissertation production period (which usually includes producing a short film for public viewing), the programme is essentially non-specialist and aims to provide a broad foundation in film and television production to support a professional career.

Entry requirements

An upper 2nd Class Honours degree (or international equivalent). Evidence of commitment to (but not necessarily specific experience in) film and TV production. All applicants will be asked a set of questions as part of their online application.

Course modules

All years: how films and television programmes work; film and television production technologies and techniques; writing and directing for film and television; producing and the business of film and television; making short documentary; making short fiction film; screen research methods. Optional units: screening nations; film theory; television forms; screen histories; screen research methods; screen style and aesthetics; supervised individual study.

Assessment methods

These include a dissertation; an extended research essay; an industrial placement leading to a written analysis and a practice based project undertaken within a research paradigm and presented with a supporting discussion as a piece of research.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time - 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Tyndall Avenue, Bristol Bristol BS8 1TH South West

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