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MAFilm Production

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Starting in2024
Entry requirements: 2:1
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Up to: 20% alumni discountFind out more
Campus: Southampton City CentreView on Google Maps

Why study a film production master's degree at Solent University

Learn advanced filmmaking techniques and improve your portfolio by working in professional studios and collaborating with expert tutors on a range of projects.

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  • You'll study finction and non-fiction film making techniques enabling you to develop your own unique style of cinema.
  • You can gain experience with our in-house production agencies - Solent Productions and Solent TV, enabling you to enhance your professional portfolio.
  • Free access to extensive professional-grade film-making equipment including industry-standard cinema cameras and lenses, professional lighting and audio equipment, colour grading suite, and Solent Media Academy.
  • The course will equip you with essential research and academic skills, which could help you pursue a PhD or an academic career
  • Free film career consultation is delivered by our careers advice service, Solent Futures, which is available to all Solent students and graduates for life, helping you to progress in your current career or discuss options for a change in career.
  • This course is eligible for a Postgraduate Master's student loan from Student Finance England and can be used to cover costs (ie, accommodation, tuition fees) associated with postgraduate studies (it was up to £12,167 for 2023 entry).

Course overview

This exciting course focuses on independent filmmaking and current practices in the film industry. Students will experiment with creative ideas from the outset, taking advantage of our industry-standard facilities, training and equipment.

Along the way students will be challenged to develop their own personal style of filmmaking, exploring new ideas and collaborating with other postgraduate students. Up-to-the-minute teaching and instruction help students to build on these skills and work towards their chosen career.

Students studying in the TV, film and media production subject area benefit from a schedule of high calibre guest speakers and visiting fellows. Recent talks have been given by Paul Franklin (Oscar winner for visual effects on Inception) and Brian Tufano (cinematographer on Trainspotting, Quadrophenia and Billy Elliot).

Two teams of students from the MA Film Production course recently won awards at the DVMISSION 48-Hour Film Challenge - read about their productions and what's next for them.

Any questions?

Contact UK admissions

Email: admissions@solent.ac.ukCall: 023 8201 5066

Contact international admissions

Email: admissions.international@solent.ac.ukCall: +44 (0)23 8201 5066

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Student work

Our creative degrees allow our students to develop a critical eye for design with a knowledge of different design approaches and problem solving techniques. Take a look at some of the great work they produce.

Course features

  • Specialist facilities

    This course has access to specialist facilities

  • Apply direct

    You can apply direct to Solent University for this course

  • Further studies

    After successfully completing your studies, there's an opportunity to continue your studies at Solent

  • Part-time option

    You can study this course part-time

This course is for

Solent’s MA Film Production is well-suited to those with a bachelor’s degree in a related subject, or those with extensive industry experience in advertising, marketing or design.

The course content is ideal for those wishing to learn advanced filmmaking techniques to enhance their existing role, or move into filmmaking.

What this course leads to

Our graduates pursue a wide range of careers.

  • Production
  • Journalism
  • Marketing
  • Teaching

Meet the team

The University cannot guarantee any particular members of staff will teach specific aspects of the course in the future, but will endeavour to ensure the teaching team maintains their balance of experience and qualifications.

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