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Do you want to develop a broad range of skills that will be directly applicable within the film and television industries? Are you looking to kick-start your career in media production or scholarly research?
The MA in Film and Television: Research and Production places employability and storytelling at the heart of the programme. Utilising a combination of theoretical approaches, critical engagement, creative practice and hands-on technical training, this MA gives you the chance to work within a dynamic and innovative department.
It combines rigorous academic training in research skills and methodology with technical and vocational training in designing, researching and editing audio-visual content. It also includes a work placement of up to 10 weeks in the media industry.
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We typically ask for an Honours degree, normally of an upper second-class standard, or equivalent. This does not have to be in a media or film-related discipline.
Applicants should have excellent communication skills, with high standards of both written and spoken English.
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Daniel is studying for his part- time master’s degree after a lengthy break from higher education, during which he traveled extensively and taught English & Drama. He is a native of the city of Birmingham and has been involved in numerous film making projects since commencing the MA.
Daniel is also a postgraduate mentor, you can contact him online with questions or read further about his experience at the University of Birmingham on his mentor page: http://www.pg.bham.ac.uk/mentor/daniel-gardiner/
Francesca is enrolled in the one-year Masters course “Film and Television: Research and Production” at the University of Birmingham. She did her undergraduate degree in Italy, and studied for her year abroad at the University of Warwick. Her undergraduate degree was focused on Languages, Art and Film.
Francesca is also a postgraduate mentor, you can contact her online with questions or read further about her experience at the University of Birmingham on her mentor page: http://www.pg.bham.ac.uk/mentor/francesca-piccinin/
What have you learnt from your programme?
“The real question is what HASN’T this course taught me? Before starting, I had no idea about how the film and television industry worked. I learnt so much about pre-production processes, filming and post-production, from how to research and develop an idea to how to use Adobe Premiere Pro to edit footage. I can say with full confidence that this Master’s programme has helped me to break down and understand the film and television world in a way that makes sense to me. I now know, for example, where to look for certain ideas, what frames and shots I should use, how to manage light during filming and in post-production and how to feel proud of the work I have done! I can graduate knowing my course has instilled a new form of confidence and self-belief in myself that I would not have developed on my own.”
What is life like as a student at the University of Birmingham?
“Life as a student at the University of Birmingham is incredible. Everyone is so lovely, kind and welcoming – both students and staff – and there is a large emphasis on making the university a second home. There is an endless and ever-growing list of societies to join, events to attend and Fab nights to attend at Joe’s! The facilities are modern and up-to-date, with a wide range of study spaces to choose from, whether this be in the library group study rooms or in the Law building."
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