Taught course

Creative Documentary Practice

University of Sussex · Media and Film

Entry requirements

You should normally have an upper second-class (2.1) undergraduate honours degree or above in a relevant subject such as media, arts or humanities. You will also be considered for the course if you have a different qualification and can show evidence of media experience and a passion for documentary. You can also apply for the course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required, but can show relevant professional/creative skills and experience.

Months of entry


Course content

Taught by committed and active filmmakers. You’ll produce a portfolio of short non-fiction films in a creative and stimulating environment.

You can pursue your own interests through your film practice and will learn a range of approaches to visual story-telling.

You’ll learn to:

  • communicate imaginatively through the moving image
  • research and write original non-fiction film
  • develop visual story-telling
  • shoot and edit
  • project manage, schedule, identify sources of funding, budget and distribute.

Uniquely, you also have the opportunity to develop your abilities not only in single-screen video but in other digital media forms.

You can also apply for placements. The vibrant city of Brighton & Hove is a hub for cultural, creative and activist enterprise.

We have reviewed all our courses to ensure the best possible learning experience for September, taking account of latest information and advice in relation to COVID-19. For updates on changes that may affect contact time, assessments, fieldwork and study abroad, check Course changes for 2020-2021. These changes are not yet reflected our online prospectus information and, of course, may be revised as the situation evolves.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

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