Taught course

Media Production (Film and Television)

Institution
University of Sunderland · Faculty of Arts, Design and Media
Qualifications
MAPGDipPGCert

Entry requirements

You should have relevant experience and/or academic skills. We may ask you to undertake a short course that covers essential skills and knowledge, before you join the main Masters course.

Months of entry

January, February

Course content

This course is for people who want a Masters with a focus on practical skills in media production.

If you want to improve your knowledge, build your resume and be involved in high-quality media content, with technical skills that are in demand across the TV and Film industries, then this Masters will give you an edge over people with an honours degree. You will cover areas of 360 commissioning, workflow, moving camera, advanced editing techniques and production management.

If your first degree is not directly related to media production, we may ask you to undertake a short course that covers essential skills and knowledge, before you join the main Masters course. This ensures that everyone on the course can fully participate in group projects.

‌Media Production (Film and Television) MA has been awarded the Creative Skillset Tick, the industry kitemark of quality, following a rigorous assessment process by experts working in the Creative Industries. The Creative Skillset Tick is awarded to practice-based courses which best prepare students for a career in the industry.

‌Sunderland’s Media Department has been recognised for producing some world-leading and internationally excellent research. The University hosts the Centre for Research in Media and Cultural Studies (CRMCS). Our research expertise includes multi-platform production, music and moving image collaborations, independent production, and television aesthetics.

‌‌‌Students on this course are elgible to apply for a BAFTA scholarship. Find out more on the BAFTA website.

‌Sunderland is an accredited training provider for AVID software, which is the industry-leading editing system. We are also part of Avid’s worldwide network of Learning Partners, and as an MA student you will have an option to take an AVID certification that boosts your employability.

Information for international students

You should have relevant experience and/or academic skills. We may ask you to undertake a short course that covers essential skills and knowledge, before you join the main Masters course. If English is not your first language, please see our English language requirements.

Qualification and course duration

MA

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

PGDip

part time
16 months
full time
8 months

PGCert

part time
8 months
full time
4 months

Assessment

AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment30
Creative work40
Professional practice30

Course contact details

Name
Student Helpline
Email
admenquiry@sunderland.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)191 515 3000
Fax
+44 (0)191 515 2132