Entry requirements

You will normally have an undergraduate honours degree or a degree-equivalent postgraduate diploma or a professional qualification. Alternatively, you may be admitted if you can demonstrate appropriate knowledge and skills at honours degree standard. In addition you also need to submit a Digital Portfolio.

Months of entry

September

Course content

MA filmmaking provides a supportive, creative environment for you to explore your ideas and stories through film practice. You will develop your filmmaking through documentary, or screen drama. The rich, immersive, and inspiring environment of the Manchester School of Art enables you to undertake far reaching, challenging, and experimental approaches. The course focusses practical, critical and creative development around filmmaking through further investigation of individual visual language and film style. Although the progression of ‘ideas’ will be central to the activity, there will also be a strong emphasis on ‘film craft’ and the professionalisation of your work. The art school has a well established culture in filmmaking, ensuring a lively environment and experience together with a breadth of expertise and outstanding resources to draw upon.

The MA Filmmaking is made up of five units totalling 180 credits.

Unit 1: Practice 1 Media: Project Synopsis

Unit 2: Choice of one option from the following (subject to change):

    • Contested Territories
    • Digital Futures
    • Health and Wellbeing
    • Images and Archives
    • Making Our Futures - Ecological Arts & Sustainable Design
    • Negotiated Study
    • Object and Context
    • The Museum and The City
    • Writing Research and Funding Proposals

Unit 3: Practice 2 Media: Project Development

Unit 4: Professional Platforms

Unit 5: Practice 3 - Major Project (Media Arts, Filmmaking, Photography, Film and Media Studies).

If you choose to progress to MFA Filmmaking award you will study a further two units of 60 credits each.

This award is focussed on the continuation of your practice aligned to the research and selection of appropriate public or professional venues and platforms to disseminate a significant body of work. You will be required to produce work for a public audience in the most relevant and appropriate form along with any implicit publicity and dissemination material.

Information for international students

For more information to support your studies in the UK, including course details, how to apply, and living in the UK visit www.mmu.ac.uk/international

Fees and funding

UK students
For further information please see: http://www.mmu.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/fees/
International students
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For further information please see: http://www.mmu.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/fees/

Qualification and course duration

MA

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

MFA

part time
48 months
full time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquiries Team
Email
courses@mmu.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 161 247 6969