The MA Film and Media Production is taught by a team of creative practitioners and industry professionals who are skilled in practical filmmaking and provide opportunities to explore current professional practice and theoretical discourse. The course will help you to develop a highly practical and theoretical skillset that will enable you to navigate the fast changing media landscape.

Eddie McMillan, Senior lecturer in Film Practice and Theory

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    The MA Film and Media Production offers a unique blend of practical production skills, professional knowledge and academic study as well as opportunities for you to become a researcher in your own right.

    We have designed the course to be taught through a combination of intensive workshop sessions, online interactive and self-directed teaching, as well as group and individual tutorials. The programme provides intensive instruction in cinematography, camerawork, sound recording and design, non-linear editing, scriptwriting, producing and directing.

    Why study MA Film and Media Production?

    The MA Film & Media Production is practically based but it should not be seen only as a vocational preparation. It includes an important theoretical component that is related to the practical side of the programme; theoretical issues are explored through practice and in complimentary modules.

      All about the course

      Who is the course for?

      The MA Film and Media Production is of particular interest to graduates whose first degree has included some study of film and media production, but good honours degrees in other subjects, together with evidence of a serious interest in film and television, may also be appropriate.

      The programme may also be of interest to professionals looking to augment their professional experience through specialised academic study or to develop their career prospects.

      We are proud to work with students with varied protected characteristics, including age, disability, race, sex and sexual orientation, and aim to provide appropriate support for individual needs.

      What will I study?

      To gain the MA award you will study:

      • Creativity, Culture, and Community (20 credits)
      • Pre-Production for Film and Media (20 credits)
      • Collaborative Practice (40 credits)
      • Practical Production Skills for Film and Media (20 credits)
      • Professional Development (20 credits)
      • Final Project (60 credits)

      Please note that the list of optional modules and their availability may be subject to change. We continually review and where appropriate, revise the range of modules on offer to reflect changes in the subject and ensure the best student experience. Modules will vary when studied in combination with another subject.


      Before starting the programme, you'll be invited to attend an induction session which will give you details about academic, research and writing skills needed to study at postgraduate level. The induction will include such elements as library skills, IT applications, relevant software skills, research skills and writing at Masters level. It is also an opportunity to meet with other students on the course.

      How to apply

      For further information, please read our guidance on how to apply online. Please note that candidates will be interviewed by a member of the teaching team prior to being accepted onto the course. For more information about the course, please contact:

      Entry requirements

      Undergraduate degree at 2:2 or above, or alternative qualifications and substantial relevant experience may be considered.

      For more information on the IELTS (International English language Testing System) requirements for this course, please click here to visit our dedicated web page.

      Module information

      Core/optional modules

      How you’ll learn

      The course is taught through a combination of intensive in person sessions, online interactive and self-directed teaching, as well as group and individual tutorials. Face to face sessions will take place in Canterbury on our main campus next to the city centre. Students will receive over 260 scheduled hours during their course and are expected to supplement this with independent study. Our online Virtual Learning Environment allows students to interact with each other outside of the physical class time, allowing a lively culture to develop, even at a distance.

      The course is taught through a combination of face-to-face and online teaching, which will involve intensive delivery on some weekday afternoon and/or weekend, thus weekly contact hours will vary. Students will receive over 260 hours scheduled contact hours during the course.

      How you’ll be assessed

      Throughout the course your knowledge and skills will be informally assessed through a variety of learning activities. You will be encouraged to engage in self-assessment and may be actively involved in peer assessment. Formally, the course is assessed solely through coursework, including portfolio work, reports, essays and presentations.

      Your future career

      Many graduates enter the media industries, frequently as trainees who will complete their technical training 'in-house.' The MA Film Production is also well suited to applicants who want to work as independent film makers or to go on to teach the subject.

      Candidates who are already in the workplace will benefit from using their new-found qualification and confidence to progress their careers with their current employer, or to use it to secure promotions or new employment elsewhere. They can also use the qualification as a way to improve what they are undertaking within their current role.

      Students completing this MA could also go on to further study or could undertake a teaching qualification to take their practice into a school, FE or HE environment.


      Government loans of up to £11,570 are available for some postgraduate Master’s courses. Loans are subject to both personal and course eligibility criteria.

      The rules around course eligibility mean that in some cases it may depend on how you are studying (full-time or part-time) as to whether you can apply for a postgraduate loan. To check whether your course is eligible, you can email the Student Fees Team or call 01227 923 948.

      2022/23 tuition fees for this course

        UK Overseas
      Full-time £8,250 £14,500
      Part-time £4,125 N/A

      20% Alumni Discount

      We offer alumni discounts on CCCU Postgraduate Taught, PGCE Primary and Secondary, and Masters by Research courses for eligible students.

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      Important Information on Tuition Fees

      Tuition fees for all courses which last more than one academic year are payable on an annual basis, except where stated.

      There will be an annual inflationary increase in tuition fees for this course where the course lasts more than one academic year. For further information read the 2022/23 Tuition fee statements and continuing fee information.

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