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ABOUT THE COURSEGot a passion for filmmaking? Want to improve your professional showreel and boost your employability? Solent’s MA Film Production programme is ideally suited to students who want to learn advanced filmmaking techniques, working in professional studios and collaborating with expert tutors on a range of projects.This exciting course focuses on independent filmmaking and current practices in the film industry. Students will experiment with creative ideas from the outset, taking
ABOUT THE COURSE
Got a passion for filmmaking? Want to improve your professional showreel and boost your employability? Solent’s MA Film Production programme is ideally suited to students who want to learn advanced filmmaking techniques, working in professional studios and collaborating with expert tutors on a range of projects.
This exciting course focuses on independent filmmaking and current practices in the film industry. Students will experiment with creative ideas from the outset, taking advantage of our industry-standard facilities, training and equipment.
Along the way students will be challenged to develop their own personal style of filmmaking, exploring new ideas and collaborating with other postgraduate students. Up-to-the-minute teaching and instruction help students to build on these skills and work towards their chosen career.
Students studying in the School of Media Arts and Technology benefit from a schedule of high calibre guest speakers and visiting fellows. Recent talks have been given by Anne V. Coates (Oscar winning editor), Paul Franklin (Oscar winner for visual effects on Inception), Brian Tufano (cinematographer on Trainspotting, Quadrophenia and Billy Elliot) and Sir Alan Parker (director of Fame, Evita, Bugsy Malone, The Commitments and Mississippi Burning).
Students study both fiction and non-fiction filmmaking techniques, developing their own unique style of cinematography.
What does this course lead to?
Our graduates pursue a wide range of careers. Suitable roles for graduates include: production, journalism, marketing, teaching.
Who is this course for?
Solent’s MA Film Production is well-suited to those with a bachelor’s degree in a related subject, or those with extensive industry experience in advertising, marketing or design. The course content is ideal for those wishing to learn advanced filmmaking techniques to enhance their existing role, or move into filmmaking. Students can study this course part time also.
Honours degree at 2:1 or higher in a relevant discipline. Alternatively, applicants may be considered with industry experience in one or more areas of the advertising, marketing, design or related fields. Applicants must attend an interview as part of the application process.
Solent University (SU) is a long-established and highly regarded educational institution in Southampton with over 160 years of teaching heritage to its name. With postgraduate courses available in a huge number of subject areas, SU offers a range of MA, MSc and MBA programs, as well as industry-accredited professional and part-time courses.
SU is located in the coastal city of Southampton, a city with a population of around 250,000 which offers something for everyone. Southampton has beautiful city centre parks, lively arts and music scene as well as a culture of sports and outdoor pursuits. There is a waterfront development with restaurants and modern shopping centres, and many beaches within an hour’s drive.