This course will help you develop key intellectual and practical skills to meet and exceed current industry practices and expectations. Studying cinematography allows you to orchestrate camera, lens, lights, and motion to create visual aesthetics.
A Bachelors Honours degree with 2:2 in any subject, or equivalent
Applicants without a first degree but with significant industry experience may be considered in exceptional circumstances
Applicants are encouraged to provide details of relevant work experience
The academic team will look at your online application including your qualifications, personal statement and any work experience. We may ask you to provide a showreel and/or take part in an online interview if you do not meet our entry requirements.
If English is not your first language you´ll need IELTS (Academic) 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in writing, speaking, listening and reading.
Study specialist production units, providing you with an environment to develop creative, technical, digital camera and lighting, narrative storytelling, and collaborative skills
Become actively involved in BU research or use your expertise to suggest new avenues for us to explore
Through collaborative and individual production you’ll build a strong and distinctive showreel, which you will use as your calling card to the industry
Take advantage of opportunities with RedBalloon, an award-winning professional production unit based in the Faculty of Media and Communication
Benefit from regular guest lectures from industry professionals and take part in camera masterclasses including Arri, Canon, Panasonic, Sony, Red, Phantom HS and Olympus HS.
Approaches to Cinematography: Develop skills for employment in the field of digital camera operation and lighting. You´ll become familiar with a range of camera, grip and lighting equipment and use these for completing projects through independent working and collaboration.
Storytelling: This unit aims to examine concepts of storytelling across audio visual formats, cultures and production industries. You’ll engage with practice research methodologies to critically engage with a diverse range of narrative forms and approaches.
Exploring Cinematography: Knowledge and skills necessary for employment in the field of digital camera operation and lighting. You will learn how to use a range of camera, grip and lighting equipment for documentary production, and spend most of your time in a production environment. All projects are filmed in collaboration with MA Directing Digital Film and Television students.
Approaches to Industry: This unit provides an introduction to key skills and knowledge you´ll need for employment in the media industries and an opportunity to develop your ambitions and strategies for entering the creative industries wherever you choose.
Media Production Masters Project: This is where you can create a calling card for the industry. Working with your cinematography tutor, you´ll take advantage of the Faculty of Media & Communication collaborative environment to work with writers, producers and directors to create shorts, dramas and documentaries, or even a low-budget feature film for you to light and shoot using professional equipment. you can alternatively produce a practice-based research artefact supported by a written analysis, or an individually or collaboratively written thesis.
This degree aims to develop creative skills, techniques and collaborative approaches which will prepare you for employment in today’s evolving media industry. Through collaborative and individual production you will build up a strong and distinctive showreel, which will prepare you for entry into the industry. Future career roles could be very diverse including the following example job roles:
Director of Photography
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