Taught course

Creative Documentary Practice

University of Sussex · School of Media, Film and Music

Entry requirements

You should normally have an upper second-class (2.1) undergraduate honours degree or above.


Your qualification should be 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.

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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