Taught course

Directing Film and Television

Institution
Bournemouth University · Faculty of Media and Communication
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

A Bachelor Honours degree, 2:1 or above or equivalent. Applications are also welcome from experienced professionals working within the media industry. A showreel and an interview will be required.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The Director is central to the creative process in media production and this course has been designed to build and develop your knowledge of the industry, enabling you to step up to the challenge of delivering winning productions. This hands-on course provides many opportunities for practical production across platforms and genres. It will enhance your storytelling skills and build your technical understanding of film, television and transmedia production, developing advanced skills as a director in line with current industry practice.

The Faculty of Media & Communication encourage dynamic collaborations between students across courses. Working with the producing, scriptwriting, cinematography, sound and editing students you will create a showcase of your skills as a visual, creative storyteller. Many of these collaborations have continued beyond the course as students set up their own production companies. This comprehensive course will equip you with the skills to understand and manage the entire production process, from effective planning and pre-visualisation to overseeing creative post-production work alongside our editing students.

Under the guidance of experienced media professionals, you will develop your own directorial flair and style, and will gain a sound theoretical grounding of the social, cultural and intellectual context for media production work. The final production project will allow you to use the technical and directorial skills you have developed to mastermind your own portfolio of work in collaboration with other students within The Faculty of Media & Communication. As an alternative, you can choose a research-based option to undertake a detailed study of an aspect of directing.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS 6.5 (Academic) or above.

Fees and funding

UK students
£7,500
International students
£14,000

For fees and funding information, please visit www.bournemouth.ac.uk/pg-funding

Qualification and course duration

MA

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
askBU Enquiry Service
Email
prospects@bournemouth.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1202 961 916