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Focus on practical skills in media production. Improve your knowledge and build your CV. Get involved with high-quality media content, with technical skills that are in demand across the TV and Film industries.


You will cover areas of 360 commissioning, workflow, moving camera, advanced editing techniques and production management. Students on this course are eligible to apply for a BAFTA scholarship. Find out more on the BAFTA website.

'World-leading' research in Media Studies, according to the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF).

Gain relevant industry skills from experienced staff in an Avid accredited training centre. Avid is the film and television industry’s leading post-production editing system and students

Take an Avid certification to boost your employability included in their course fee.

First-class support from dedicated staff, specialist technicians and access to industry standard equipment and facilities.

Take advantage of the University's industry contacts including The Royal Television Society, ITV, BBC and independent television production companies.

We specialise in SteadiCam and moving camera stabilisation techniques.

Step up to MA study with our bridging programme for students who don’t have an undergraduate degree in the media area.

Course Structure

Compared to an undergraduate course, you will find that this Masters requires a higher level of independent working. The course aims to stretch your creativity and maximise your sense of personal fulfilment.

You will work on group production projects which will be supported by workshops, studio sessions, tutorials and seminars, as well as master classes led by industry professionals.

Part-time students will study during the daytime alongside full-time students.

Assessment methods include your practical work with supporting reports that place the work in its academic context.

Media Production 1 (60 credits):

  • Craft Skills – includes elements of scriptwriting, editing, camera and lighting and sound techniques

Media Production 2 (60 credits):

  • Production Management and Online Content Creation
  • Mini Practical Project

Media Production 3 (60 credits):

  • Major Practical Project

You will complete a supervised dissertation or major project on a topic of your choice. As the culmination of the course, it will build on all the skills and knowledge that you have gained up to this point.


Postgraduates are highly employable and, on average, earn more than individuals whose highest qualification is an undergraduate degree. On completing this course, you will be equipped for roles in production, media management, marketing, legal and media business.

Sunderland is an accredited training provider for AVID software, which is the industry-leading editing system. We are also part of Avid’s worldwide network of Learning Partners, and as an MA student you will have an option to take an AVID certification that boosts your employability.

Visit the Media Production (Film and Television) - MA page on the University of Sunderland website for more details!






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