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International Film Production MA

De Montfort University
Program overview
12 months
Full time
Master's degree

Start dates
September 2023

September 2024

September 2025
International Film Production MA

About this program

International Film Production MA

DMU has worked with industry partners in developing and delivering the programme, and you will have the opportunity to interact with leading film industry figures and training providers. The course has been shaped to underpin your learning experience with industry led insight and expertise, and to mix industry knowledge and skills with academic critical thinking about films, audiences, and the film industry.

You will develop a range of production management skills: These include scriptwriting, lighting and cinematography; image processing, camera-based work more generally, directing and post production; focus on pitching, budgeting, production management, and fine skills; you will also gain core business expertise, such as an understanding of research and development, and wider careers planning.

Admission requirements

You should have the equivalent of a British Honours degree (2:2 minimum) in a relevant subject.

We are happy to consider equivalent qualifications from anywhere in the world.

If English is not your first language an IELTS score of 6.0 or equivalent when you start the course is essential. English Language tuition, delivered by our British Council accredited Centre for English Language Learning, is available both before and throughout the course if you need it.

As part of your application you will be required to:

  • provide a 250-word summary of the particular aspects of the industry or film production roles that you are interested in and why
  • provide a 400-word proposal outlining your plans for a film production of which you hope to develop on the course (or provide a portfolio or show reel of relevant work)

Further to the written application, there may also be a panel interview conducted with the course team, as part of the admissions process.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

The course is structured around developing skills in production management, development and other skills related to the film production process. Graduates will leave with an enhanced awareness of the specialist skills required in the international film industry, and commensurate skills. These may lead to careers in the media as well as other opportunities.

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Program delivery

You will normally attend around 10-15 hours of timetabled taught sessions per week during term time. You can also expect to typically undertake a further 20 hours of independent study and assignments per week.


2021/22 tuition fees

  • UK/EU students: £8,170 per year.
  • International students: £15,100 per year.


At DMU, you will benefit from our outstanding studio spaces, and the skills and expertise of established research groups such as Cinema and Television History (CATH) Research Centre and Institute Of Creative Technologies (IOCT).

Continuing studies

During your second semester, you will work towards developing a film project, with the option of further production work or research in semester three.

Career paths

First semester

  • Key Roles in the Film Industry
  • The Production Process
  • Screenwriting
  • Realisation

Second semester

  • Pre-Production
  • Production

Third semester

Your Individual Film Project or Dissertation can be either a traditional, written dissertation or a film project with an accompanying reflective commentary. There are a few different options for the film project beyond just delivering a fully produced film, the plan for which should be mapped out with your project supervisor. You will work more independently to manage and deliver this work, which will demonstrate the skills and knowledge developed on the course, and will form the basis of your professional portfolio.

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De Montfort University

De Montfort University (DMU) in England welcome hundreds of European students every year for one of our 300 courses at foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate level. We have approx. 25,000 students studying in our 4 faculties; Business & Law; Health &...

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Why study at De Montfort University

  • Ranked 20th for Graduate Prospects (The Times & Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020)
  • In the top 10% of institutions overall recognised by the Times Higher Education’s Impact Rankings 2020
  • TEF Gold Award in the 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework – the only government-endorsed measure of teaching quality in higher education.
  • Campus of the Future - DMU has invested £136m in transforming its campus, creating new green space in Leicester and using renewable energy technology. Four of the largest campus buildings generate renewable energy via more than 1,110 solar panels, and a wood biomass boiler cuts out the need to burn fossil fuels.
  • 2030 Climate Action - More than 100 students and staff have taken part in carbon literacy training to understand how choices like transport, clothes, overseas travel and food impact the planet. DMU and the University of Leicester have teamed up with Leicester City Council to deliver the training in city schools. DMU has halved its carbon dioxide emissions since 2005.

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De Montfort University

The Gateway
LE1 9BH Leicester
United Kingdom

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