The first of its kind in the UK, the MA in Independent Film Business (MAIFB) is a unique combination of the practical and the academic. It is designed to develop the next generation of future producers and executives, bringing excellence and innovation into non-major studio filmmaking in the UK and around the world.
It brings together the very best teaching and resources from both the University of Exeter and the London Film School to offer a unique programme providing unrivalled preparation for a successful career in independent film.
The MA examines the business and consumer context of film production and practice in the UK, the US and internationally. It offers you the opportunity to learn about the independent film industry of the 21st century, its history, structure, innovations and challenges. It also equips you with the economic, production, financial and programming knowledge and skills to bring an informed international outlook to bear on many areas of the independent film business.
The programme offers practical production work and top-level mentoring from established professionals, as well as unrivalled networking opportunities. It introduces you to the professional groups and individuals in the film business, and includes a group research expedition to a major European Film Festival. You will have an industry mentor who will meet and discuss your work, your professional ambitions and the development of your plan for a final project