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  MA - Directing Film & Television


Bournemouth University    Faculty of Media & Communication

Full time September MA 1 year full time
Communication & Media Studies (7) Creative Arts & Design (9)

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Are you interested in a career in film and television directing? Look no further than our MA in Directing Film & Television programme. This intensive course offers a comprehensive understanding of the creative production process, from planning to post-production work. Benefit from the expertise of media professionals and collaborate with students from other disciplines to showcase your skills as a visual storyteller. Our programme features guest speakers from the industry, ensuring you stay up-to-date with the latest trends and techniques. With a 2:2 Honours degree or equivalent, you can embark on this exciting journey and become a sought-after professional in the media industry. Contact us for more information.

About the course

Why study MA Directing for Film and Television at BU?

  • Learn from media professionals who have expertise and experience of working in the industry
  • Collaborate with the producing, scriptwriting, cinematography, sound and editing students to create a showcase of your skills as a visual, creative storyteller
  • Benefit from regular guest speakers. Previous visitors include Hollywood Screenwriter, Misan Sagay; Ian Bignell and Katie Mccullough, of Festival Formula; Jutsin Edgar, Film Director; and Screenwriter Peter Fellows
  • This intense course allows you to understand and manage the entire creative production process, from planning and pre-visualisation, through to working on location and overseeing creative post-production work 
  • Use your final production project to showcase the skills you've developed to mastermind your own collaboration and use it as your calling card to industry 
  • Take advantage of opportunities with RedBalloon, an award-winning professional production unit based in the Faculty of Media and Communication.

Graduate with an accredited degree

Graduate from an International Moving Image Society (IMIS) accredited degree, awarded to practice-based courses that best prepare students for a career in the industry. 

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Entry Requirements

The normal requirements for embarking upon a postgraduate taught degree are:

A Bachelors Honours degree with 2:2 in any subject, or equivalent
Applicants are encouraged to provide details of relevant work experience.
If you lack the formal academic qualifications needed to enter a postgraduate or post-experience degree, there are several alternative routes to follow - some based on experience. Contact the Future Students Enquiry Team for more information: View Website



Fees

£9,250 (UK, ROI & CI)
£17,000 (Int'l)

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Scholarships

For courses starting January 2024, September 2024 and January 2025. Scholarships cannot be deferred.

Music scholars receive free tuition and other benefits in kind, such as examination fees and assistance with buying music. This amounts to approximately £600 per year.

As part of your application, you will need to source two references. Referees can include your Director of Music, music teacher, instrumental/vocal coach, ensemble conductor etc, or any other person qualified to write about your musical abilities.

Value of Scholarship(s)

£600

Eligibility

Any UK, CI, ROI or international applicant applying for a full-time undergraduate or postgraduate course at BU
You must be able to demonstrate that you are a talented musician or vocalist, and that you have been involved in ensemble activity.

Application Procedure

Apply online by 31 August if your course starts in September and 30 November if your course starts in January. Late applications may be considered if there are funds remaining.


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For courses starting in January 2024, September 2024 and January 2025. Scholarships cannot be deferred.

The BU Sport Scholarship is available to high level sporting athletes coming to study at either undergraduate or postgraduate level at BU. The scholarship is designed to provide you with the funding you need to develop your sporting abilities and take them to the next level.

You can apply for up to £5,000 of funding and put this money towards coaching, equipment, competition entry fees, travel expenses or/or support services.

You must demonstrate excellence in your chosen sport, and be part of a Regional, National and/or International squad and compete at that level. Athletes receiving a scholarship will ideally represent BU in the BUCS programme (League and Individual), as well as themselves and/or their club at regional, national or international level. Individual athletes will also need to be competitive with top performers within the BUCS programme.

Value of Scholarship(s)

£500 to £5,000

Eligibility

You must be a high performing sportsperson and have the desire to continue to develop in the sporting arena, as well as academically
Any UK, CI, ROI or international applicant applying for a full-time postgraduate course delivered at BU

Application Procedure

Apply online by 31 August if your course starts in September and 30 November if your course starts in January.


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For courses starting in January 2024, September 2024 and January 2025.

The scholarship award for September 2024 and January 2025 entry is £3,750.

Scholarships cannot be deferred.

The Postgraduate Academic Excellence Scholarship for international students is designed to recognise outstanding academic achievement.

If you are applying for a Postgraduate Diploma, distance learning course or certain courses delivered by the Faculty of Health & Social Sciences, you will not be eligible for this award

You can receive this scholarship alongside a Sports or Music scholarship, but cannot receive any other academic award.

Value of Scholarship(s)

£3,500 (tuition fee reduction)

Eligibility

Any international applicant for a full-time taught postgraduate course or Master's by research at BU
You must have achieved a minimum of an upper second-class Honours degree (or international equivalent grades - see below), or a CPE with a merit profile
Applicants for the Graduate Diploma in Law (CPE) and Legal Practice Course (LPC) are eligible for this award.

Application Procedure

Automatically awarded.


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For courses starting in January 2024, September 2024 and January 2025. Scholarships cannot be deferred.

The Academic Scholarship recognises outstanding academic achievement among our postgraduate applicants. To qualify for this award, you need to demonstrate an excellent academic profile that is relevant to your course.

You cannot receive this scholarship if you are applying for a Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma, distance learning course, or part-time course

Value of Scholarship(s)

£2,000

Eligibility

- Any UK, ROI or CI student applying for a full-time taught postgraduate degree or Master's by Research at BU
- You need to have an upper second-class honours (2:1) or above from a Bachelor's degree, or CPE with merit profile
- Applicants for the Postgraduate Diploma Legal Practice (LPC) and Graduate Diploma in Law (CPE) are eligible for this award
- You can receive this scholarship alongside a Sports or Music scholarship, but cannot receive any other academic award.

Application Procedure

Automatically awarded.


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A full Chevening Scholarship includes:

tuition fee waiver
travel to and from your home country
an arrival allowance
the cost of an entry clearance (visa) application
a grant for thesis or dissertation
an excess baggage allowance
a monthly personal living allowance.

Value of Scholarship(s)

A tuition fee waiver plus other allowances

Eligibility

Any international student applying for a full-time taught Master's degree at BU who is a citizen of a Chevening-eligible country at the time of application and who intends to return there at the end of the period of study
You must hold an undergraduate degree that is equivalent to at least an upper-second class Honours degree in the UK
Have achieved the minimum Chevening English language requirement - minimum IELTS (Academic) 6.5 with minimum 5.5 in each component or equivalent
Have completed at least two years' work experience before applying.

Application Procedure

The deadlines are country specific but applications usually open in August each year and close in November for September entry in the following year: https://www.chevening.org/scholarships/application-timeline/


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