Taught course

Wildlife Documentary Production

Institution
University of Salford · School of Media, Music and Performance
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

Relevant undergraduate honours degree normally at 2:1 or above. Accreditation for Prior Experiential Learning (APEL)- We welcome applications from students who may not have formal/traditional entry criteria but who have relevant experience or the ability to pursue the course successfully. The Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) process could help you to make your work and life experience count. The APL process can be used for entry onto courses or to give you exemptions from parts of your course. Two forms of APL may be used for entry: the Accreditation of Prior Certificated Learning (APCL) or the Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL).

Months of entry

September

Course content

3 good reasons to study Wildlife Documentary Production at Salford:

  • Work towards a fulfilling career in an exciting field with the potential for travel
  • Learn from respected filmmakers via a series of masterclasses
  • Develop the creative and technical skills you will need to produce striking and informative wildlife documentaries – this is a Skillset-accredited course.

Course Summary

On this course you will learn the research, scriptwriting and production skills that you will need to produce polished, professional wildlife documentaries.

As well as lectures and seminars, you will attend masterclasses given by expert practitioners with links to the television industry. Plus you will take field trips to a range of animal habitats, where you will work on individual and group projects.

During your time with us, you will learn specialist wildlife-production techniques, including long-lens and time-lapse photography and close-up sound recording. There is a strong emphasis on professional practice, and your projects will be expected to measure up to scientific scrutiny, as well as exhibition and broadcast standards.

Suitable For

Graduates who have a passion for using video documentary techniques to communicate scientific knowledge about wildlife and the environment. The programme will provide students with a unique interdisciplinary interaction between sciences and creative arts.

Applicant profile

Our students are accepted from three backgrounds:

  • Science and specifically biological science graduates
  • Graduates with a degree in media, in particular film and video production
  • Applicants with proven interest in wildlife documentary. This can be demonstrated by a body of work: short video films or stills photography portfolio.

Graduate applicants should have a minimum second class degree, preferably an upper second or better. Applicants will be interviewed and should be able to supply references if requested.

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) as proof of this.

Fees and funding

Fees 2014-15

Full-time £9,990

Full-time International £12,800

Full-time PgDip £6,660

Fees 2015-16

Full-time £7,000

Full-time International £12,800

Full-time PgDip £4,668

Additional costs

You should also consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits.

Scholarships and Bursaries

We offer awards to help you study through our:

  • Vice-Chancellor's Excellence Scholarship
  • University of Salford student loyalty discount
  • Country bursary scheme for International students only

For more information please see our funding section

Qualification and course duration

MA

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquires
Email
enquiries@salford.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 161 295 4545
Fax
+44 (0) 161 295 4646