Taught course

Film Practice

Arts University Bournemouth · Arts University Bournemouth

Entry requirements

BA (Hons) in Arts, Design, Media or Performance (2:1 or above)Applicants will usually have a 2.1 or equivalent undergraduate level qualification but, most importantly, will be interested in experimentation and innovative practice within a structured framework leading to Masters outcomes. International applicants must also hold a relevant English Language qualification. More detail is available on our website: https://aub.ac.uk/apply/overview/postgraduate/entry-requirements/

Months of entry


Course content

Our course is for talented and emerging filmmakers seeking to learn through making, to look beyond the short film, to define themselves as artists within film practice and to gain that vital experience demanded by the industry.

The course represents an exciting opportunity for students to challenge and build on their previous achievements and to study at an advanced level. Students deepen their knowledge and their ability to focus on their chosen field in relation to the key aspects that inform it.

This uniquely positioned specialist programme offers the opportunity for students to develop and realise their creative ambitions through practice based research. The course is underpinned by a team of specialist tutors who are experienced practitioners and researchers in a wide variety of film practice modes.


Strategies for Practice: Identification

The first unit consists of film exercises, workshops and seminars that relate to the fundamentals of film and further develop your contextual framework and the conceptualisation of your practice.

Master’s Project 1: Research

The second unit concerns the further focusing of your research and the practical development of your specific interests.

Master’s Project 2: Resolution

In the third unit you will implement your project plan, which has been identified in the Learning Agreement, producing a completed work.

Information for international students

For further information, email the International Office or call 01202 363233.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

As a masters course, UK/EU students are eligible for a Postgraduate Loan from Student Finance England to help cover tuition fees and living costs.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

+44 (0)1202 363228