University of York

University of York

Digital Film and Television Production

This Masters degree is designed to offer students an intensive and increasingly specialised programme that will equip them for the challenges of entering a film and television industry that is undergoing unprecedented and rapid change. This programme aims to provide students with an artistic and technical route map into professional film-and television programme-making; with opportunities to specialize in screen and television directing, screenwriting, cinematography, editing and other creative skills; enable students to produce innovative work, executed and completed to the highest professional standards; with a detailed technical knowledge of and the capability to use equipment and facilities typically found in film and television.

Entry requirements

Applicants require a UK 2.1 or international equivalent in a relevant subject. Please note that we ask for samples of creative work from all applicants. This request is made by email once you have submitted your application as the online application system does not have the capacity to accept large media files. Creative work can be submitted on hard copy via post or via links to online hosting sites. If you are a non-native English speaking applicant you must provide evidence of your English language ability. You need to show enough fluency in all aspects of English (reading, writing, speaking and listening) to the required level of the course you are applying to.

Course modules

Modules include: digital cinematography; digital production and postproduction workflows; storytelling in theatre, film and television; languages of film; directing and advanced production methods; group projects; script development; individual project; industry seminars.

Assessment methods

We assess projects by assigning group and individual marks.

Sponsorship information

A range of scholarships and studentships are available at postgraduate level. Some scholarships are funded by the University (such as the York Master's Opportunity Scholarship) and some are funded by Research Councils, alumni, businesses and charities.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 - 1 years
MA Part-time September 2016 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of York York YO10 5DD Yorkshire and the Humber

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Postgraduate Administrator
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