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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 digital media, media studies, media practice, film studies, film production, or communications. 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

Led by award-winning filmmakers and taught by experienced practitioners. You’ll gain the skills to analyse and critique fiction films and find your unique voice in this competitive field.
We offer exceptional opportunities for graduate study. We have strong industry connections. You'll learn through masterclasses with leading figures in film and television. You also have 24-hour access to the latest professional-grade equipment and post-production facilities.

You learn how to:

  • write compelling scripts
  • raise funds
  • cast and direct actors
  • shoot and edit films using professional equipment and software.

You’ll produce a low-budget independent film to a professional standard. You’ll also graduate with your own showreel – a portfolio of work that will boost your employment prospects.

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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