Taught course

Feature Filmmaking

Bath Spa University · School of Humanities and Cultural Industries

Entry requirements

Applicants to the twelve month programme must have a script or treatment, which in the opinion of Bath Spa is at pre-production at the point of interview. If the script or treatment requires any significant extra work, or an extended filming schedule, you will be offered a place on the 24 month version of the course. It is your responsibility to work with the development manager to develop the project so it can be approved for production.

Months of entry


Course content

The MA in Feature Filmmaking is designed to give you an industry-focused education in the business and practice of modern feature making for fact or fiction. The collaborative nature of modern filmmaking means that this is a course for students with aspirations as directors, producers, screenwriters, AP's, camera ops, editors and other creative roles, who want to develop both their aesthetic and business skills for a long successful career working on feature length documentaries or fiction films.

The course teaches you how modern filmmakers make feature length projects and offers practical experience of making such projects. We cannot guarantee that your project will get made and your success in academic terms will not depend upon you having completed a feature (although we are confident that many students will achieve this). All students will graduate with a wealth of professional contacts, a stunning showreel, a fully developed feature film project and the knowledge and contacts for how to get ahead in the film business.

The aim is that at the end of the MA in Feature Filmmaking you will have received a through education in the needs and techniques of the micro -budget film business and have the skills to be able to negotiate favourable terms for your current (and future) feature projects to be distributed.

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Terence Rodgers
+44 (0) 1225 875 659