Entry requirements

A 2:2 honours degree or above (with portfolio). Please see website for full requirements for portfolio and personal statement.

Months of entry


Course content

Times are changing in film production. The processes we’re used to no longer correlate with budgets, production techniques or distribution methods, but the machine hasn’t evolved along with its component parts.

The film industry needs artists who can adapt to changing production environments; practitioners who have the ability to invent new paradigms in storytelling. If your interest in film production extends beyond the standard, and into a cutting edge, practice-based approach by way of emerging workflows and frontier technology, then this is the course for you. You may have just finished a media production degree, have an abiding interest in telling stories and scriptwriting, or already be working in the film industry but want to gain more experimental or academic experience.

Studying at Salford’s campus in MediaCity places you in the heart of the UK’s thriving media industry. Here, you will employ a rigorous process of artistic self-analysis and reflection, while developing as a versatile and nimble filmmaker - through a discipline that views perceived limitations as opportunities for creative expansion. You will develop skills in all aspects of film production and collaboration, working on practical projects and learning from industry professionals.

You will be encouraged to engage with radical new ideas of how filmmaking processes can be led by technology, the artist, in-house teams or by economic forces that reflect the future of film production – leaving the past behind.

If you want to hear from our staff, students and industry guests, you can listen to our Film Production Podcast on Spotify, PodVine, and other platforms.

International students: Due to high volumes of applications and visa processing requirements we are currently not accepting any new applications to our master’s courses from international students. For courses starting in 2023-24, please keep checking our deadlines page to find out when we will start accepting applications.

You will:
  • Be taught by specialist staff and industry professionals
  • Study at our MediaCity campus - one of the UK's leading media hubs
  • Use state-of-the-art, industry-standard kit

Information for international students

International applicants will be required to show a proficiency in English. An IELTS score of 6.5 (with no element below 5.5) is proof of this.

We accept qualifications from all around the world. Visit the website to find out more.

Fees and funding

UK students
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International students
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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Tom Kirby
+44(0)161 295 4545