Taught course

Feature Film Development

Institution
Birmingham City University · School of Games, Film and Animation
Qualifications
MA

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Entry requirements

MA Feature Film Development is open to all applicants who meet one of the following criteria:

  • A background in film-making alongside a portfolio and showreel demonstrating your best work.
  • Core Art skills. Including drawing, anatomy, composition, value and colour theory.
  • Skills within 2D and 3D software.
  • Animation skills, focused on performance.

A degree in art, design, graphic, visual communications, animation or related discipline is desired but not essential.

Months of entry

September

Course content

MA Feature Film Development will help you to understand what is required to make sure a major film is ready to be pitched to investors. You’ll learn all about the extensive pre-production activities all big-budget movies currently go through before they are green-lit. You’ll be taken through each stage of pre-production development to navigate, understand and avoid common problems.

MA Feature Film Development is suitable for Directors, Producers, Editors, Film Makers, Screenwriters, Directors of Photography, Concept Artists, Production Designers, Art Directors, Animators, Technical Directors, Story Artists, & Pre-Visualisation Artists looking to start or further a career in feature film.

This course is part of Birmingham City University’s Film Futures suite, designed with industry to reflect the growing need for highly skilled film graduates who can fulfil roles within the international film industry. Focusing on film development, pre-production, story art and pre-visualisation, you’ll become part of a vibrant and multidisciplinary film community.

You will create, as part of a team, a full feature film story and pre-visualisation reel, demonstrating all the film's narrative and action elements. You will learn how to workshop the essential narrative from a screenplay in order to create a believable, immersive animatic that plays out the core story in full, including all key performance and action components.

Fees and funding

UK students
£10,000 per year
International students
£16,300 per year

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Full-time with professional placement: 18 months

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquiries Team
Email
courseenquiries@bcu.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)121 331 5595