About the course
The International Film Production MA is an exciting programme which allows you to develop your filmmaking skills to a professional level, by working closely with the Creative Media Skills training centre at Pinewood Studios; one of the UK’s most important production facilities. This course is ideally suited for students progressing from undergraduate study, or professionals seeking to develop their career in filmmaking. This course will give you the opportunity to develop the skills and establish the connections that the international film industry demands, and prepare you for work in the global filmmaking environment.
The next available start date for this course is September 2017. (Subject to Validation)
The content of the course has been developed in partnership with Creative Media Skills at Pinewood Studios, meaning you can be assured that what you are learning is directly relevant to current industry practice. Creative Media Skills also acts as a base for teaching at Pinewood Studios where you can see what you are learning being used in practice. Throughout the course your time will be divided between Pinewood Studios in West London, and on campus at DMU, with one semester being taught at each location, and a third semester of guided independent study.
Over the last 20 years, the UK has become a leading worldwide hub for the production of major fiction films, and UK trained specialists are some of the most respected in the world. You will gain professional practical skills by working with highly experienced film industry personnel and senior academic staff, and you will learn your trade at the heart of international film production in the UK.
During the course, you will pursue specialisation in areas including production design, art direction, directing, cinematography, prosthetics and production management. You will also develop a professional-standard portfolio of film work.
Reasons to Study
• Hands-on experience at Pinewood Studios
some of your learning will take place at Pinewood studios, West London which is one of the UKs most important production facilities providing you with hands on skills and access to facilities used by industry
• International focus
gain Film Production skills by developing an understanding and establishing the connections that the international film industry demands
• Developed in partnership with Creative Media Skills
course content have been developed in partnership with Creative Media Skills, delivered with industry professionals in modern facilities, giving you a relevant knowledge
• Develop a range of practical skills
gain practical experience in core production skills including scriptwriting, storytelling, storyboarding, lighting & cinematography, image processing, production planning, directing and post production; as well as core business expertise in live film making environment such as an understanding of pitching, budgeting, research and development and wider careers planning
• Benefit from excellent academic expertise
you will benefit from the skills and expertise of established research groups such as Cinema and Television History (CATH) Research Centre and Institute Of Creative Technologies (IOCT)
To find out more
To learn more about this course and DMU, visit our website:
Postgraduate open days: http://www.dmu.ac.uk/study/postgraduate-study/open-evenings/postgraduate-open-days.aspx
Applying for a postgraduate course: http://www.dmu.ac.uk/study/postgraduate-study/entry-criteria-and-how-to-apply/entry-criteria-and-how-to-apply.aspx
Funding for postgraduate students http://www.dmu.ac.uk/study/postgraduate-study/postgraduate-funding-2017-18/postgraduate-funding-2017-18.aspx
You should normally hold an undergraduate degree of 2:2 minimum or equivalent. As part of your application you will be required to write a 400 word proposal outlining your plans for a film production which you hope to develop on the course. If English isn't your first language you should hold an IELTS score of 6.0 with no component below 5.5 or equivalentPlease visit our online course page for more information.