Taught course

Directing Film and Television

Bournemouth University · Faculty of Media and Communication

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Entry requirements

A Bachelors Honours degree with 2:2 in any subject, or equivalent.

Months of entry


Course content

The Director is central to the creative process in media production. This postgraduate course is designed to enable you to step up to the challenge of delivering award-winning productions.

In this hands-on course, you will be provided with many opportunities for practical production across different platforms and genres in both factual and fictional filmmaking alongside enhancing your skills and technical understanding of film, television and transmedia production.

  • Develop advanced skills as a director in line with both current industry practice and the traditions of independent filmmaking.
  • Use your final production project to show off technical and directorial skills you have developed to mastermind your own collaboration and use it as your calling card to industry.
  • Learn from media professionals who have expertise and experience of working in the industry.
  • Working with the producing, scriptwriting, cinematography, sound and editing students you’ll create a showcase of your skills and as a visual, creative storyteller, bringing your ideas to life.
  • Benefit from regular guest speakers from industry professionals. Previous speakers include Femi Odugbemi - Director, Producer & Executive-Producer of several award-winning films, Tony Hood - British Filmmaker including work on London Has Fallen (2016) and War Machine (2017) and Saskia Wesnigk-Wood - Actor-Director.
  • You will be equipped with the skills to understand and manage the entire production process, from effective planning and pre-visualisation, through work on location to overseeing creative post-production work.
  • Take advantage of opportunities with RedBalloon, an award-winning professional production unit based in the Faculty of Media and Communication.
  • Graduate from an International Moving Image Society (IMIS) accredited degree, awarded to practice-based courses that best prepare students for a career in the industry.

Information for international students

IELTS (Academic) 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in writing, speaking, listening and reading.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Please check Bournemouth University course website for the latest tuition fees information. For fees and funding information, please visit www.bournemouth.ac.uk/pg-funding

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

    Programme Content: Production Leadership and Management; Scheduling; Research and Project Development; Project Management; Production; Critical Review and Marketing.

Course contact details

Future Students Enquiry Team
+44 (0)1202 961 916