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Digital Filmmaking (MA)

Course Description

This innovative course will engage you in the production of advanced video graphic production of advanced video graphic products while encouraging experimentation and innovation. It is not a 'conventional' film course and is not about training for narrow specialist skills nor the production of 35mm feature films. Rather, it will fully prepare you for the 'brave new world' of film and video production in the digital age. You will produce films of varying length in a diverse range of media to be exhibited in an equally broad range of settings. There is integration of theory and practice which will enable you to produce cinematic projects that will be technically effective whilst being strong on content.

Developments in digital film/videography technologies-films on the internet, films in club spaces, new film clubs and even films on telecommunications networks - have expanded the possbilities for the distibution and exhibition of cinematic material. The course will offer you the opportunity to engage with these types of cultural activities in a positive and creative way.

Bradford Media School is well placed to deliver this course, having a long tradition and evident track record in producing graduates in film and video production. Our graduates have gone on to set up their own film companies, had their work screened at major film festivals (e.g. Cannes), and won awards for their short films. The strong and long-lasting links with the National Media Museum offers students of this programme added-value in high-quality research, conferences , screenings and exhibitions.

Special Features:
-Facilities range from low-budget formats to high-end digital broadcast standard formats, HDTV and the latest industry-standard post-production software
-Our partner, the National Media Museum, offers our students added value in its world-class research archives, academic and industrial conferences and symposia, screenings, festivals and exhibitions, as well as unrivalled access to the Museum's broadcast television production facilities
-Bradford's status as the first UNESCO World City of Film serves to both recognise and draw attention to the quality of film making and media education in the jcity as well as to foster new opportunities for the wealth of cinematic talent in the region


Stage 1:
-Advanced Production (Core)
-Cinematic Language (Core)
-Media Production Planning (Core)
-Visualisation and Storyboarding (Core)

Stage 2:
-Issues in Digital Media (Core)
-Post-Production (Core)
-Broadcast Television (Optional)
-Image and Identity (Optional)
-Screen Realism (Optional)

Stage 3:
-MA Project (Core)

*Modules are subject to change at short notice

Entry Requirements

2:2 or above in:-An area relevant to your proposed programme of study from an approved degree-awarding body; OR -Any subject, together with skills and experience in a relevant area

Course Fees


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