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Creative Enterprise: Film Pathway (MA)

Course Description

On this highly flexible programme, you will have the opportunity to develop your skills in critically informed filmmaking.

This pathway is ideal if you are looking to develop a career as a filmmaker, creative producer, film programmer or in applied film research. The study of film aesthetics and moving image culture will inform your work in film production, and this is combined with modules on entrepreneurship and management to prepare you for professional work in this dynamic and creative field.

In the first stages of the degree you will choose modules from a selection of "Film Production", "Film Aesthetics", "Film and Moving Image Culture", "Television and Visual Media", "World Cinema", "Film Programming and Film Festivals". To complete your studies, you will either write a dissertation, produce a short film or undertake a film programming project.

See the website http://www.reading.ac.uk/ready-to-study/study/subject-area/creative-enterprise-pg/ma-creative-enterprise-film-pathway.aspx

Modules include:

- Management in the creative industries
- Entrepreneurial management for creative artists
- Intellectual property
- Film production
- Film aesthetics
- Film and moving image culture
- Television and visual media
- World cinema
- Film programming and film festivals

Please note that all modules are subject to change.

What career can you have?

Students studying creative enterprise normally progress in entrepreneurial careers, either pursuing start-up opportunities on their own or taking leading managerial roles in creative firms.
Many students come from backgrounds with considerable exposure to small- or medium-sized enterprises within the creative sector. On completion of the programme they use content from the course in the implementation of creative and commercial strategies for these firms.


Film, theatre, and television are competitive sectors, both in the spheres of the creative industries and academia. In the department here at Reading we produce the theatre, film, and television makers of the future, its managers and entrepreneurs, and its scholars and researchers.

Our postgraduate students benefit from working with leading researchers and practitioners in their fields, and make valued contributions to our lively and supportive research community. You are encouraged to participate in the department’s annual postgraduate interdisciplinary conference, JAM, which is run by our postgraduates and draws postgraduate researchers from across the UK and beyond; attend regular research events organised by us; and share your research and practice with all members of our research community. This also gives you the opportunity to look at current critical debates in all three disciplines related to cutting-edge research in the department.

Our £11.4 million purpose-built, state-of-the-art facilities include a cinema, three theatres, a suite of cutting rooms, specialist sound editing and recording facilities, and a fully equipped studio for film and television production.

The University of Reading has one of the best subject libraries in the country and our ideal location means that we can run regular theatre and film trips to London (25 minutes by train) which are integral to a number of the taught modules.

Visit the Creative Enterprise: Film Pathway (MA) page on the University of Reading website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Applicants should normally have a good honours undergraduate degree in film, theatre, television or media, or a related humanities subject, with significant experience of critical and analytical study. We also consider applications from candidates from other backgrounds.

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