Film & Television Production

Ulster University - Belfast

Film & Television Production

Advance your career in global film and television production. Locally and globally, the film and television industry is booming. Increases in streaming services have created a new demand for film and television output. The MA Film and Television Production programme will enable students to develop advanced screen production, leadership and research skills. Our graduates will become the next generation of film makers, producers and researchers.

This MA is ideal for students who are change-makers, thinking critically and reflectively, and who are conscious of the social, cultural and political implications of the media artefacts they produce. As students progress through the course, they will develop sustained independent and critical enquiry in concert with practice that experiments with form, conventions, languages, techniques and practices in the field.

The course was developed with industry practitioners, resulting in a programme which meets the current and future needs of the film and television sector. Our industry network is extensive, and you will benefit from innovative facilities, both in the university and through partners such as Ulster Screen Academy and Studio Ulster.

For further course details please see "Course Web Page".

Subjects taught

Year one
• Dramatic Filmmaking
• The Business of Film and Television
• Contemporary Screen Culture, Theory and Practice
• Final Project Practice
• Visual Storytelling

Optional Modules
• Advanced Screenwriting
• Virtual Production
• Social Documentary Practice
• Immersive Storytelling

Entry requirements

Standard entry conditions
To apply to our postgraduate taught programmes, you must meet the University’s General Entrance Requirements and any course-specific requirements.

Entry Requirements
Applicants must hold at least a second-class honours degree or equivalent or demonstrate their ability to undertake the course through the accreditation of prior experiential learning (APEL). A portfolio of practice work is required under APEL entry.

(i) a second-class honours degree or better in any Film Production/ Studies, Cinematic Arts, Media Production, Photography and Video, Animation, Visual Arts or cognate subject from a University of the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland, from the Council of National Academic Awards, the Higher Education and Training Awards Council or from an institution of another country which is recognised as being of an equivalent standard;

(ii) an equivalent standard (normally 50%) in a Graduate Diploma, Graduate Certificate, Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Diploma or an approved alternative qualification;

Application dates

Your Application
Application is through the University's online application system (see "Application Weblink").

Enrolment dates

Start Date: September 2024

Post Course Info

Career options
The screen-based sector is one of the fastest growing sectors of the Northern Ireland economy. This new programme has been developed with industry partners to ensure that the provision addresses current and future skills gaps in the sector and helps to create entrepreneurial and creative graduates who can not only address current skills deficits but also develop new businesses to grow the local sector.

Illustrative graduate roles include:
• Directors, producers, showrunners
• Screenwriters for Film, TV and streaming media
• Cinematographers and camera operators
• Production designers
• Vision mixers.
• Production Management
• Virtual Production Supervisors

More details
  • Qualification letters

    MA/PG Dip/PG Cert

  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters at UK Level 7,Postgraduate Diploma at UK Level 7,Postgraduate Certificate at UK Level 7

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Part time,Daytime

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