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Documentary Film Production - MA (Full-time)

London Metropolitan University
1 year
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
Virtual open day
Virtual open day

Program description

Documentary Film Production - MA (Full-time)

Why study this course?

Our Documentary Film Production MA is an innovative course led by industry experts. It is designed to embrace traditional, new and emerging forms of storytelling. You will witness how the way we make and watch non-fiction film, television and online content is changing, and will continue to do so.

Documentary filmmaking is currently a very fluid medium. In light of this your specially tailored modules will cover a host of areas, allowing you to learn how to develop crowd-based productions, interactive and virtual reality content, as well as how to shoot cinematic content using the latest cinema cameras. With access to excellent equipment and resources, there is a strong practical focus to the course with a large number of hands-on workshops. These will ensure that you gain confidence in all technical aspects of the production process.

Our tutors and guest speakers for this master's degree in Documentary Film Production have extensive industry experience. They have had work commissioned and shown on the BBC, ITV and Channel 4, and have won major industry awards. Course leader Robb Horsley is a filmmaker with award-winning documentary credits, both in the UK and internationally. He is joined by lecturer Suzanne Cohen, a highly experienced documentary specialist who was named Educator of the Year at the 2018 Into Film awards, and lecturer Louis Heaton, a former director and producer of factual content at Channel 4.

Admission requirements

You will be required to have:

  • A lower second-class (2.2) honours degree or higher, or an international equivalent

Your application may also be considered if you have a relevant professional qualification or experience.

You may also be required to submit a portfolio and to attend an interview.

To study a degree at London Met, you must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. If you require a Tier 4 student visa you may need to provide the results of a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS.

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

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Program content

Please note, the modules listed below are subject to change.

  • Representations of Reality
  • The Business of Factual Storytelling
  • Film Production: Techniques for Non-Fiction
  • Major Projects
  • Interactive Documentary
  • New and Emerging Technologies

You must also pick two more module options from those listed below. These may be joint with students from our Digital Media MA and other master's courses:

  • Digital Storytelling
  • Interactive Design
  • Multimedia Journalism
  • Accredited work-related learning

Modules and module details are subject to change over time

Scholarships & funding

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

Tuition fees

  • UK/EU students: £8,950 per year
  • International students: £13,250 per year

Career opportunities

This documentary film production course will prepare you to work in a wide range of professions within the film industry or other creative industries. Whether you chose to follow a research-oriented path or a practice-oriented path for your major project will influence the roles you may pursue after the course. These could include:

  • Researcher
  • Assistant producer
  • Content creation role
  • Crew role

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London Metropolitan University

London Metropolitan University

Based in England’s historic capital city, London Metropolitan University has a rich history of education with its roots dating back to 1848. Taking its current form following a merger of two well-renowned universities in 2002, it offers a wide range...

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London Metropolitan University

166-220 Holloway Road
N7 8DB London

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