Taught course

Digital Filmmaking

University of Bradford · Bradford Media School

Entry requirements

2:2 or above in: * An area relevant to your proposed programme of study from an approved degree-awarding body; OR * Any subject, together with skills and experience in a relevant area

Months of entry


Course content

This innovative course will engage you in the production
of advanced videographic products while encouraging
experimentation and innovation. It is not a 'conventional' film
course and is not about training for narrow specialist skills nor
the production of 35mm feature films. Rather, it will fully prepare
you for the 'brave new world' of film and video production in the
digital age. You will produce films of varying length in a diverse
range of media to be exhibited in an equally broad range of
settings. There is integration of theory and practice which will
enable you to produce cinematic projects that will be technically
effective whilst being strong on content.
Developments in digital film/videography technologies - films
on the internet, films in club spaces, new film clubs and even
films on telecommunications networks - have expanded the
possibilities for the distribution and exhibition of cinematic
material. The course will offer you the opportunity to engage with
these types of cultural activities in a positive and creative way.
Bradford Media School is well placed to deliver this course, having
a long tradition and evident track record in producing graduates
in film and video production. Our graduates have gone on to set
up their own film companies, had their work screened at major
film festivals (e.g. Cannes), and won awards for their short films.
The strong and long-lasting links with the National Media Museum
offers students of this programme added-value in high-quality
research, conferences, screenings and exhibitions.
Special Features:
* Facilities range from low-budget formats to high-end digital
broadcast standard formats, HDTV and the latest industrystandard
post-production software
* Our partner, the National Media Museum, offers our students
added value in its world-class research archives, academic
and industrial conferences and symposia, screenings, festivals
and exhibitions, as well as unrivalled access to the Museum's
broadcast television production facilities
* Bradford's status as the first UNESCO World City of Film serves
to both recognise and draw attention to the quality of film
making and media education in the city as well as to foster new
opportunities for the wealth of cinematic talent in the region
Collaborative Partners:
National Media Museum
Modules 2011/12:
(C) = Core, (O) = Option
Stage 1 60 Credits (4 x Core Modules):
* Advanced Production (20 Credits) (C)
* Cinematic Language (20 Credits) (C)
* Media Production Planning (10 Credits) (C)
* Visualisation and Storyboarding (10 Credits) (C)
Stage 2 60 Credits (2 x Core Modules and 1 x Option Module):
* Issues in Digital Media (20 Credits) (C)
* Post-Production (20 Credits) (C)
* Broadcast Television (20 Credits) (O)
* Image and Identity (20 Credits) (O)
* Screen Realism (20 Credits) (O)
Stage 3:
* MA Project (60 Credits) (C)

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months


full time
9 months

Course contact details

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