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This Masters is for students who want to complement their ideas and aspirations with the practical skills needed to make film and television programmes. Whether you plan to join the production team of a film crew, shape a career as a researcher, associate producer or development exec, or even run your own independent production company, this course will give you the practical training and theoretical grounding to help you to achieve your ambitions in the dynamic world of media production.

As a creative producer, you will learn how to develop your ideas as viable projects and sell them in a highly competitive marketplace. Thanks to expert tuition from professionals with experience from across industry, you will also become accomplished in the art of production management.

Working collaboratively across the year with other students in related subjects (directing, editing, sound design, screen writing and cinematography), you will plan and produce your own projects and learn how to work collaboratively within a creative environment. Your final production project will serve as evidence of your abilities to develop, plan and manage a project of your choice, be that a short film, a business plan for a production company or a development plan for a TV series – the choice is yours. There is also an option to develop an alternative research-focused project if you prefer.

The course has been awarded the ‘Creative Skillset Tick’, the industry kitemark of quality, which is awarded to practice-based courses which best prepare students for a career in the industry.

You may have an undergraduate qualification in a related subject or may be able to show your suitability for this programme of study through associated work-experience or evidence of and outputs from other related activities.

Please watch the recorded BU webinar, ‘MA Producing Film and Television’, presented by Karl Rawstrone, Lecturer in Digital Media (Theory & Practice), to get an insight into the degree.

Core units

  • Developing & Selling Ideas: Develop ideas as viable projects. You'll learn how to achieve a balance between creative and business needs in devising and selling a film or television programme. This is achieved by looking at how to generate ideas, write proposals, create treatments and pitch to commissioning editors and investors. You'll identify a project to research and develop over the course of the unit to equip you with entrepreneurial competencies required for selling in a highly competitive marketplace
  • Narrative Constructions: Establishing a social, cultural and intellectual context for production work on the course, in combination with the other practical and professional skills taught, this unit offers a foundation for the effective completion of production work. You'll collectively engage with narrative theory in a critical and analytical forum
  • Production Management: Synthesise the critical, conceptual, managerial and professional skills needed for managing production artefacts as a producer, production manager, location manager and first assistant director. You'll work alongside MA Directing Film & Television students to plan and produce projects following set production management processes. There's an opportunity to undertake paid production management work with real corporate clients through BU's production company
  • Professional Practice: An introduction to key concepts, skills and knowledge you'll need for employment in the media industries


This course equips you with the skills to help you to succeed in a variety of production roles. Our graduates have gone on to prosper in careers with cutting-edge production companies and media organisations, utilising the practical experience and industry understanding they have developed during their studies.

This course is accredited by Creative Skillset and carries the Creative Skillset Tick. In achieving the Creative Skillset Tick this course joins the ranks of the top creative training and education this country has to offer, you can be sure that it has undergone a rigorous assessment process conducted by experts working in the creative industries. The Tick is only given to those courses that have the strongest links with industry giving you the best possible chance of a successful career.

Producing Film & Television graduates have gone on to roles such as:

  • Personal Assistant
  • Motion Graphics Editor
  • Film Producer
  • Camera Assistant
  • TV Producer

Visit the MA Producing Film and Television page on the Bournemouth University website for more details!






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