Taught course

Film and Television

University of Portsmouth · School of Film, Media and Communication

Entry requirements

A good honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject. An online portfolio submission may be required as part of the selection process.

English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.

Months of entry


Course content

If you've got the ambition to explore how storytelling is changing across TV, film and new media – and develop the skills required to bring the next generation of stories to life – then this MSc Film and Television degree course will help you get there.
With access to our excellent facilities and equipment, you'll learn to use the latest kit and develop the specialist techniques that'll make you attractive to any employer in whatever area of TV and film you want to pursue.
You'll analyse the technical, academic and professional skills needed for a career in the industry, and be supported throughout by expert lecturers with a wealth of experience across the sector.
When you graduate with a Master's in Film and Television, you'll have defined, developed and produced your own personal project to industry standards, and you'll be ready for your chosen career in the industry, whether as a production manager, researcher, assistant to producer or director, or technical operator.

Course highlights
  • Develop your existing skills by accessing our excellent facilities and the latest equipment used by professional filmmakers, including our video editing suite, sound recording studio, our multi-camera TV studio and location equipment such as Arriflex cameras and multi-track location audio recorders with timecode
  • Research, design and develop a personal project of your choosing, from specialities including documentary, fiction film, scriptwriting, interactive multimedia websites, digital archiving and music videos
  • Create a film, TV, new media, or cross-platform programme to a professional standard
  • Learn how to adapt to the complex and changing demands of the industry
  • Gain experience and improve your employability by sourcing your own micro-placements within the industry
  • Showcase your Adobe expertise to industry peers by gaining Adobe Certified Professional (ACP) qualifications
Careers and opportunities
As a graduate of this course, you'll have successfully completed a personal project in an area of your choosing, working to your own brief and producing a programme to a professional standard.
You'll have experienced a wide range of media forms and been encouraged by your specialist lecturers to take your skillset to postgraduate level.
When you graduate, you'll have developed the necessary knowledge base and skills for a successful career in the media sector. You might choose to use your transferrable critical, analytical and research skills in another profession, or go on to further study.
Depending on the scope of your personal project, you could have a career in sectors including:
  • film
  • broadcasting
  • advertising
  • web content and design
  • social media content and design
Recent graduates of this course have found jobs such as:
  • researcher
  • content provider (traditional or new media)
  • production manager
  • producer
  • director
  • camera operator
  • editor
  • media commentator

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Admissions Team
023 9284 5566