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About the course

Develop as a producer/director of factual films and television programmes. Enhance your creative skills and technical knowledge and build a portfolio of work to help you stand out from the crowd.

No matter what your experience of filmmaking, our MA Film and Television Production at ARU will expand your knowledge and understanding of the UK factual film and TV profession and industry.

On this Masters course you’ll create a portfolio of seven films of different lengths.

Focusing on the two key roles of director and producer – which in current factual programming are merged into one – you’ll explore the dynamics of this ever-changing industry, and what it takes to succeed.

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Entry Requirements

A good honours degree (or equivalent), normally in a related subject. Applicants with professional experience are also encouraged to apply.

If English is not your first language you will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 6.5 ( Academic level) or equivalent English Language qualification, as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University.

All prospective students must submit evidence of their creative abilities by providing a portfolio.

Please see course website for further details.

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Where will I study?

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Student Profile(s)

Stephanus Pretorius

I am an animator, illustrator, concept artist, storyboard artist and cartoon character designer. I was born deaf. My first language is sign language and I had a cochlear implant in 2013.

In 2017 I decided to study on the MA Film and Television Production at ARU in Cambridge. I had done a lot of research into the history of filmmaking. I was investigating the different cameras, recorders and microphones to get a better understanding of cinematography. I learnt to use different software such as Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects and Audition. My hearing teachers and students taught me with Premiere Pro, ZOOMH6 and radio/lapel microphones. It was the first time I used ZOOMH6 and radio/lapel microphones for hearing students.

After graduating, I had an idea to investigate the plight of rhinos and rhino farmers in South Africa. It was triggered when I saw a picture on Facebook of a slaughtered rhino on a farm in Gravelotte. I decided this would make a good documentary, with two totally different opinions. My crew and I interviewed people in London and Buckinghamshire about the rhino question. I also filmed a lot of rhinos and interviewed the private rhino farmer, amongst others.

I hope, if I am successful, to work as a cinematographer and sound designer in the future. There are not a lot of opportunities for me as I am deaf and it is difficult to communicate. However, with the help of my lecturer and other students on my course, the few opportunities that there were helped a lot in my development. I have gained skills that will be used throughout my life and career. As as result I am much more confident as a person and feel as though I achieve way more than I ever thought I could. I have support from a BSL interpreter and note taker. I read a lot of books in the library, literally day and night. Subtitles by Lynda.com (on ARU’s account - therefore free for me) provided a lot of help - I learned about the Canon C100 and Adobe programmes on there. The academic atmosphere helped me to concentrate and work hard. The highlight was when a group of students (myself included) went to London to make a movie. I learned a lot - and it was a lot of fun.


Our Alumni Scholarship is for students who have already completed an ARU degree course, and want to undertake further study – whether that’s a Masters degree or a research programme.

This scholarship is available to students starting a course in the 2019/20 academic year.

There are three levels of scholarship, ranging from £400 up to £2,000 in your first year of study.

£2,000 if you’re applying for a postgraduate taught degrees, and achieved a 2:1 or above in your previous study
£1,000 if you’re applying for a postgraduate taught degree, and achieved below a 2:1 in your previous study
£400 if you’re applying for a postgraduate research degree
This scholarship is a fee discount. We'll deduct it from the tuition fees in your first year.

Value of Scholarship(s)

£2,000 for a pg taught degree with a 2:1 or above in your ug degree. £1,000 for a postgraduate taught degree with below 2:1 in your ug degree.


To be eligible for our Alumni Scholarship you must:

be starting a postgraduate taught or postgraduate research course at ARU. You can be studying full-time or part-time
be from the UK or EU. International students should refer to our International Alumni Scholarship
already hold a full undergraduate honours degree, Masters degree, Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Diploma from ARU. We include our predecessor institutions in this, and there is no time limit on when you completed your previous studies.

Application Procedure

There is no need to apply. You'll automatically receive our Alumni Scholarship if you meet the eligibility criteria.

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