Taught course

International Film Production

De Montfort University · School of Computer Science and Informatics

Entry requirements

You should have the equivalent of a British Honours degree (2:2 minimum) in a relevant subject.

We are happy to consider equivalent qualifications from anywhere in the world.

Months of entry


Course content

On our International Film Production MA/PG Dip/PG Cert, you will enhance your filmmaking skills, such as storytelling, lighting, production design and directing, while developing a range of core skills and expertise in business and production management, such as post-production, pitching, budgeting and management.

Your skills and knowledge will be completed with industry-led insight and expertise, which is embedded throughout the courses. Students on the course will examine and analyse global cinema movements, whether via territory or style, to gain a broader understanding of the industry and further your knowledge of existing directors and global cinema movements. This includes dedicated taught sessions on international (non-western) film movements. You will also be encouraged to draw upon your own interests and experience of your home countries’ cinema to inspire your filmmaking practice.

As your studies progress, you’ll have the opportunity to bring all you’ve learnt to life with hands-on modules on pre-production and production. Supported by our expert academics, you’ll collaborate with your peers on both a short and large film projects, showcasing your new skillset through portfolio-worthy content. These invaluable experiences will prepare you for your final block of teaching, where you will choose between a final dissertation or individual film project.

When you graduate, you will have mastered the skills required to enter a career in film, TV or media. Previous graduates have gone on to obtain roles such as Art Director, Camera Operator, Editorial and Clearance Co-ordinator, Director and Producer on short and feature films, for Sky, BBC, Channel 4 and Channel 5. With the courses’ focus on individual research, you will also be well-prepared for progression to a PhD.

Key features

  • Benefit from the expertise of DMU’s research groups, the Cinema and Television History Research Institute (CATHI) and the Institute of Creative Technologies, who deliver inspiring guest lecturers based on their findings. In the latest Research Excellence Framework, 100 per cent of CATHI’s research impact was judged to be ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’.
  • Access our Creative Technology Studios, equipped with industry-standard video, audio and radio production suites. These studios provide facilities for the acquisition, editing and distribution of video, audio and computer-generated materials, enabling a seamless mixed-media workflow. You will also have access to a range of specialist film production equipment through our audio-visual loans service. This includes course sole access to Black Magic Ursa film cameras, and Sound Devices 633 Production Audio Mixer.
  • Enhance your learning and network with professionals at our guest lectures and workshops, featuring speakers from across the industry. Previous guest speakers include Assistant Director, Terry Bamber (World War Z, Casino Royale, Fast X), Producer Al Clark (London To Brighton, Calibre) and Prodcuer Iain Smith ( Mad Max: Fury Road, Planet Of The Apes, Children of Men).
  • Meet like-minded people and get hands-on experience by joining our student societies, including our award-winning media society, Demon Media, and Film Debate, who meet weekly to screen movies and debate related topics.
  • Take part in an unforgettable international experience through DMU Global. Previous students on this course have visited Berlinale Film Festival, Il Cinema Ritrovato (Bologna), SDG Film Festival (Jakarta), and Raindance (London).
  • Tailor your degree towards your career aspirations with your final semester project. Choose between writing a traditional dissertation or submitting an individual film project. This work is an opportunity to demonstrate the skills and knowledge developed on the course and will form the basis of your professional portfolio.
  • Benefit from Education 2030, where a simplified ‘block learning’ timetable means you will study one subject at a time and have more time to engage with your learning, receive faster feedback and enjoy a better study-life balance.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

(+44) 0116 207 8443