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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
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We usually require applicants to hold an honours degree in a related discipline. We may ask you to undertake a short course that covers essential skills and knowledge, before you join the main Masters course.
If English is not your first language, please see our English language requirements.
Taking on the role of a production assistant and manager of a short film Into the Blue that had a world premiere at the 2017 Berlin Film Festival and working as a casting assistant for season 4 and 5 of Game of Thrones helped Jozo Jozipovic realise that production is the artistic realm that he would like to pursue. For Jozo, the University with its own unique course was a perfect fit for his needs and now after graduating, he found a job as a Video Producer in Manchester.
"I have chosen the University of Sunderland because of the actual course. When I started a long search for the perfect place to study, the University's website made me feel like I am already their student. I loved how tutors and module leaders have made Media course so intense but also really enjoyable.
I have chosen this particular course because every aspect of it was just perfect for my growth in a personal and professional environment. I have finished a BA in TV Journalism and New Media in Zagreb, Croatia and decided to continue my education in the UK. With its own unique culture, various and multiple professional opportunities, England was a perfect choice to continue my educational path.
I spent such a terrific year at the University and made so many friends for life. I felt like I was at home. Every lesson was carefully planned to the smallest details, creating such a great environment for students to grow and fulfil their potential.
Give 110% of yourself during your studies, you won’t believe how much you will learn and how much you will actually progress. Looking back at my days at the University, I am still mesmerized how much I upskilled my knowledge on Media and how much it made me a better asset to any film crew.
After graduating, I have found a perfect full-time job as a Video Producer in the education sector in Manchester. I also do freelance, and skills that I learned at the University are proving to be helpful on a daily basis.
It was a challenging, creative and fulfilling year that made me realise - I love what I do."
Tom Chittenden landed a dream job as an Assistant Editor on Coronation Street shortly after graduating from the University of Sunderland.
"I decided an MA would improve my media production skills, and I was also eager to gain a qualification that would enhance my career. The University offers some of the best facilities I've seen in the eight years I've been working in the television industry.
I was very impressed by the variety of professional industry-standard equipment offered and I was able to explore new methods of media production. Using a Steadicam for the first time was a lot of fun! I'd always wanted to make my own documentary and as part of the course, I produced, directed and edited a 20-minute documentary. The course also really boosted my confidence in my own ability and I was afforded hands-on experience with the equipment.
After graduating, I was seconded to another ITV department to work on factual documentary Tales from Northumberland with Robson Green. This job came off the back of the documentary I made at Sunderland. Shortly after this, I landed a new role as an Assistant Editor on the UK's biggest serial drama, Coronation Street.
Here, as part of the post-production team, I am the first point of contact for the editors. All the material shot in studios, on the street or out on location is ingested, processed and then distributed onwards via the team.
I'm also lucky enough to be able to hone my skills as an editor as I'm regularly given the opportunity to create montages and promos for online and broadcast. This is a dream job – I feel incredibly lucky to be working alongside such talented individuals and I'm here, in part, thanks to completing my Master's degree at Sunderland."
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