Taught course

Documentary Production

University of the West of England, Bristol · Faculty of Arts, Creative Industries and Education

Entry requirements

Please see http://courses.uwe.ac.uk/P39A1 for more information.

Months of entry


Course content

We aim to produce graduates with skills and understanding suitable for entry level posts in all aspects of television and moving image content production. Above all, students will develop storytelling skills and learn how to make intelligent and surprising programmes that will captivate and engage audiences in a highly competitive broadcast landscape.

Each student will be matched with a BBC mentor who, alongside their tutor, will guide them through the production of a final major project.

The course is based at Bower Ashton Campus, part of City Campus, where exceptional department facilities and resources include state-of-the-art digital media, production and fabrication workshops offer a combination of traditional tools and the latest technology.

Engaging, industry-led teaching

MA Documentary Production is a practice-based course which provides a full understanding of how to operate in the industry including the use of a wide range of cameras, research and development of ideas, programme structures and formats, compliance, business and budgets and commissioning.

There's a rolling programme of guest lecturers and industry speakers, and live collaborative projects to underpin the real-world knowledge and entrepreneurial skills required to succeed in your career. Bristol is a vibrant and innovative media hub with the highest concentration of creative industries outside London and a thriving independent production sector

We work closely with a wide range of creative and cultural partners, including the Pervasive Media Studio based at Watershed cinema and digital creativity centre and Encounters Film Festival to ensure a rich teaching and learning experience.

For up to date list of modules and course delivery please visit our website.

We hold a number of University-wide open evenings as well as a number of subject specific events throughout the year for anyone considering postgraduate and professional study. Visit http://www1.uwe.ac.uk/whatson/opendays/postgraduateopendays.aspx

Fees and funding

Please see our postgraduate funding pages for more information.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

UWE Admissions
+44(0)117 32 83333