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MA Film and Television Production with Producing

University of York
Program overview
1 year
Full time
Master's degree
Start dates
September 2022

September 2023

September 2024

Program description

MA Film and Television Production with Producing

Learn the business, creative, technical and logistical perspectives of producing for film and television with our practical course.

You will study all aspects of producing and managing projects — from identifying and developing story ideas, to packaging and pitching projects, to planning and managing shoots, as well as distribution and marketing strategies — through a mix of lectures, workshops, screenings and masterclasses with leading academics and industry professionals.

You'll complete innovative professional-calibre work, while using our industry-standard equipment in a creative and supportive environment. You'll work collaboratively to realise your creative vision for single-camera film and television projects. When you’ve finished, you’ll have essential expertise for a career in film and television as well as key skills that also transfer to other industries.

Our graduates work in production roles across the globe from the UK and Europe, to North and Latin America, to China and the Middle East.

Admission requirements

Undergraduate degree - 2:1 or equivalent. We will consider applications from students with lower qualifications, particularly if you have high marks in relevant modules or appropriate professional experience.

English language

If English isn't your first language you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. We accept the following qualifications:

  • IELTS: 6.5, minimum 6.0 in each component
  • PTE Academic: 61, minimum 55 in each component
  • C1 Advanced and C2 Proficiency: 176, minimum 169 in each component
  • TOEFL: 87, minimum of 21 in each component
  • Trinity ISE III: Merit in all requirements
  • Duolingo: 110, minimum 100 in all other components

For more information about admission requirements, please contact the provider

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Program content


You'll study modules worth a total of 180 credits: 90 credits through taught modules in the first two terms, with the remaining 90 credits gained through an extended project where you produce a short dramatic or documentary film and write an accompanying report.

You’ll advance your knowledge of various areas of script development, from pitching and story creation, to narrative structure and character development, to balancing creative and logistical needs. In the Group Project modules, you’ll work with other film and television production students to create films to briefs similar to those from industry.

We’ll provide you with insights into the current film and television business landscape, and you’ll learn about creating proposals, client relationship techniques, legal issues, marketing, scheduling and resource management.

  • Producing for Film and Television
  • Group Projects I
  • Script Development
  • Business of Production and Postproduction
  • Group Projects II

Tuition fees

  • UK (home) fees: £9,730 per year
  • International and EU fees: £2,330 per year



This course is industry recognised by ScreenSkills, the industry-led skills body for the UK's screen-based industries, and carries the ScreenSkills Select quality-mark which indicates courses best suited to prepare students for a career in the screen industries. The accreditation means that our students learn professional skills on courses approved and supported by the industry; and it gives access to various schemes, eg internships and traineeships with the BBC, ITV and other broadcasters, as well as independent production companies in British film and television.

Transferable skills

  • Collaborative working
  • Problem-solving
  • Investigative research
  • Time management and organisation
  • Technical analysis
  • Critical evaluation
  • Reflective learning

Career opportunities

  • Production (including production management)
  • Commercial distribution
  • Film and television script development and supervision
  • Editing for television and online distribution
  • Directing
  • Lighting and camera work

About this institute

University of York

Founded on principles of excellence, equality and opportunity for all, the University of York opened in 1963 with just 230 students. Since then we have become one of the world's leading universities, carving out a reputation as an academic powerhouse...

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Contact info

University of York

YO10 5DD York
United Kingdom


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