This Masters is for students who want to complement their ideas and aspirations with the practical skills needed to make film and television programmes. Whether you plan to join the production team of a film crew, shape a career as a researcher, associate producer or development exec, or even run your own independent production company, this course will give you the practical training and theoretical grounding to help you to achieve your ambitions in the dynamic world of media production.
As a creative producer, you will learn how to develop your ideas as viable projects and sell them in a highly competitive marketplace. Thanks to expert tuition from professionals with experience from across industry, you will also become accomplished in the art of production management.
A Bachelors Honours degree with 2:2 in any subject, or equivalent
International entry requirements
If English is not your first language, you will need to provide evidence that you understand English to a satisfactory level. English language requirements for this course are normally:
IELTS (Academic) 6.5 with minimum 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.
Graduates with an undergraduate degree (typically 2:1 or above) in any discipline who want to take their expertise and apply it within the media context
Applicants with an undergraduate degree in the area of media practice
Applications are also welcome from experienced professionals working within the media industry.
Developing & Selling Ideas: Develop ideas as viable projects. You´ll learn how to achieve a balance between creative and business needs in devising and selling a film or television programme. This is achieved by looking at how to generate ideas, write proposals, create treatments and pitch to commissioning editors and investors. You´ll identify a project to research and develop over the course of the unit to equip you with entrepreneurial competencies required for selling in a highly competitive marketplace
Narrative Constructions: Establishing a social, cultural and intellectual context for production work on the course, in combination with the other practical and professional skills taught, this unit offers a foundation for the effective completion of production work. You´ll collectively engage with narrative theory in a critical and analytical forum
Production Management: Synthesise the critical, conceptual, managerial and professional skills needed for managing production artefacts as a producer, production manager, location manager and first assistant director. You´ll work alongside MA Directing Film & Television students to plan and produce projects following set production management processes. There´s an opportunity to undertake paid production management work with real corporate clients through BU´s production company
Professional Practice: An introduction to key concepts, skills and knowledge you´ll need for employment in the media industries
Master’s Production Project: This is where you can create a calling card for the industry by showing your abilities in developing and managing a project from idea to screen. Working with writers, directors and editors, you´ll plan and produce a project which will be negotiated with a tutor
Master’s Research Project: You can produce a practice-based research artefact supported by a written analysis, or an individually or collaboratively written paper. The latter consists of a written investigation into an aspect of practice, supported by media artefacts. Which option you choose, you’ll present your findings at a final exhibition
This course equips you with the skills to help you to succeed in a variety of production roles. Our graduates have gone on to prosper in careers with cutting-edge production companies and media organisations, utilising the practical experience and industry understanding they have developed during their studies.
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