Taught course

Music Video Creation

University of Bradford · Bradford Media School

Entry requirements

Honours degree or equivalent and production experience; OR If you have lesser qualifications your application may be considered if you have substantial work experience and a substantial portfolio You can expect to be interviewed for this course.

Months of entry

January, September, April

Course content

This specialist course is offered by Bradford Media School in
association with Mute Records, one of the most renowned
independent record labels (www.mutedotcom.wordpress.com).
It is for aspiring and dedicated filmmakers with production
experience who will be given the opportunity to work with
professionals, and at the end of the course will produce a final
commissioned music video for Mute Records. The course aims to
produce the best calibre music producers/directors of the future.
The course consists of intensive workshops and masterclasses
followed by online tutorials. You will acquire an advanced
conceptual understanding of the creative processes involved
in developing ideas for a music video production. You will gain
a detailed knowledge of the professional practices involved in
organising a production and an industry-relevant appreciation
of the commissioning and distribution of music videos. This
theoretical and analytical awareness of music video production,
and of the wider industry demands, will be taught alongside a
process of you developing your own project-specific research.
These modules pave the way to the more practical, skillsfocused
Through a placement, you will go on to build a working
knowledge of the skills, working practices and conventions of
producing a music video. This will be gained from mentored
placements on live productions and from the post-production
work at various edit facilities. You will have assistant roles on the
shoots and have the opportunity to discuss, assess and reflect
upon the experience.
Alongside the learning provision through the placements,
you will be expected to develop your own research, planning,
costing and creative ability on your own case study work. Peer
group, tutor and industry mentor reviews will help you acquire
a specialist understanding of the requirements of making an
industry-standard music video production. This equips you
with the knowledge, skills and aptitude to work on your own
commissioned project to achieve the Master's degree.
Modules 2011/12:
All Modules are Core (C)
180 Credits 7 x (C) Modules
Art of Shooting (20 Credits) (C)
Commissioning (20 Credits) (C)
Creative Processes and Pre-visualisation (20 Credits) (C)
Managing a Shoot (20 Credits) (C)
Planning a Production (20 Credits) (C)
Understanding Post-Production (20 Credits) (C)
Master's Project (60 Credits) (C)

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

PG Admissions
+44 (0) 1274 234 286
+44 (0) 1274 233 727