Taught course

Film and Television Production

ARU (Anglia Ruskin University) · Faculty of Arts, Humanities, Education and Social Sciences

Entry requirements

A good honours degree (or equivalent), normally in a related subject. Applicants with professional experience are also encouraged to apply.

  • All prospective students must submit evidence of their creative abilities by providing a portfolio.

Months of entry


Course content

Develop as a producer/director of factual films and television programmes. Enhance your creative skills and technical knowledge and build a portfolio of work to help you stand out from the crowd.

No matter what your experience of filmmaking, our MA Film and Television Production at ARU will expand your knowledge and understanding of the UK factual film and TV profession and industry.

On this Masters course you’ll create a portfolio of seven films of different lengths.

Focusing on the two key roles of director and producer – which in current factual programming are merged into one – you’ll explore the dynamics of this ever-changing industry, and what it takes to succeed.

Here at ARU you’ll learn to become a visual storyteller, a collaborator, motivator and problem solver. While our emphasis is on factual programming, there is scope and flexibility for you to develop with experimental work, drama and music videos.

Using our industry-standard facilities in camera operation, sound, lighting and editing, you’ll develop professional skills in screen-based production. You’ll also gain skills in scheduling, production managing, budgeting and marketing programmes.

We’ll encourage you to collaborate with other postgraduate students, helping you to become a flexible media professional who can produce and deliver high-quality video content for many different clients.

While you’re studying we’ll also encourage you to enter competitions, and to make the most of Cambridge’s cinemas and annual Film Festival. We’ll also help you show your work to industry professionals at our end-of-course degree show.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language you will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 6.5 (Academic level) or equivalent English Language qualification, as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University.

Fees and funding

UK students
£10,000 (full-time per year)
International students
£17,500 (full-time per year)

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12-17 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

ARU Applicant Enquiries Team
+44 (0)1245 686868