You'll be introduced to the University and the technical workshops and facilities available to you. The first term includes a range of lectures and seminars and you’ll start to explore your creative practice.
Research and Critical Approaches: Filmmaking
This unit explores the different modes of research related to the creative process. It is a critical and practical study in which students will develop their skills in translating imagined film concepts into treatments, project proposals, screenplays and other forms of communicating film ideas.
Skills and Development: Filmmaking Practice
This unit allows you to further your knowledge and technical ability within your own filmmaking practice. Through a series of practical workshops you will be given the opportunity to cover some of the following: directing, producing, camera operating, lighting, art direction, sound recording, editing, and sound design.
During term two you begin developing your MA project, evaluating and testing out the aims of your proposal over a sustained period of self-directed study.
This unit is built around the creative, organisational and technical processes of the preproduction and production of your short film. The filmmaking undertaken in this unit will build from a script written during the unit Research and Critical Approaches. Training during the Skills and Development unit combined with your own independent study will provide the expertise in production tasks.
In the third term of the course, you'll apply the knowledge gained through your research to create a final body of work.
Project Delivery and Professional Context
This unit focuses on the practices of film post production, allowing you to advance your knowledge of editing and other techniques through your own creative process. You will be challenged to reflect on the work that you have produced so far and to resolve it into a form that allows for completion and delivery according to industry standards.
Fees and additional course costs
The course fees per year for 2019 entry are:
- UK and EU students full-time - £9,250
- International students full-time - £17,500 (standard fee)
- International students full-time - £16,800 (full early payment fee)
The fees for 2020 entry have not been confirmed but will be listed here as soon as possible.
Additional course costs
In addition to the tuition fees please see the additional course costs for 2019 entry.
Find out more about our course fees and any financial support you may be entitled to:
These fees are correct for the stated academic year only. Costs may increase each year during a student’s period of continued registration on course in line with inflation (subject to any maximum regulated tuition fee limit). Any adjustment for continuing students will be at or below the RPI-X forecast rate.
Fee discounts and scholarships
To support all of our current students and our recent UK and EU alumni to progress to the next level of study, we have developed a new range of fee discounts across a range of courses.
This course prepares you for a career within the field of fiction film production and also equips you with a range of versatile skills that open up a broad variety of career paths.
Graduates from related UCA courses have been commissioned to work by broadcasters and film funds worldwide in a wide range of roles within the industry such as directors, producers, editors, cinematographers, sound designers, screenwriting, production design and VFX. Potential careers open to students undertaking this course might include work in archives, curating or distribution.