In Bristol

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Why study MA Cinematography?
MA Cinematography is aimed at creative graduates and existing filmmakers wishing to develop their cinematography skills to a professional level. A highly practical course, it is underpinned by relevant contextual studies.
Offered as a full-time, the course will enable you to develop as a creative, knowledgeable, disciplined practitioner equipped to step into a wide range of camera and lighting roles within a constantly evolving film and television industry.
You can expect to build solid technical skills across a range of camera equipment and formats, as well as an understanding of advanced lighting and aesthetic principles. Importantly, you will learn how to connect with and communicate stories through cinematic language.
Real world insights
Our exceptionally strong relationships with high calibre industry partners will enable you to advance as a strong, creative image-maker in the expanding world of twenty-first century filmmaking. The course will be delivered in purpose-built new facilities housing industry standard technologies.
No other city outside London has such a concentration and diversity of media companies. Bristol has been identified by government as the core city for creative industries and technology and innovation, making it an excellent location for this field of study.
Industry-ready skills
By providing crucial insights into the film business, the course will help you develop a range of transferable skills, enabling you to confidently and professionally collaborate with a creative team in a film, TV studio or on location. Practical live briefs and other exciting industry-integrated learning opportunities will foster resourcefulness and enterprise to help you stand out in today's market.
Exploring the ethical considerations of media production, from broadcast compliance codes to sustainable filmmaking, will ensure you are equipped to make considered decisions on how your work engages with and incorporates...



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Bristol (Avon)
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Coldharbour Lane, BS16 1QY

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Placements Placements are an essential component of the course, enabling you to put your skills into practice in real world settings while gaining invaluable professional experience. You may want to pursue work-integrated learning opportunities relevant to your areas of interest, which will contribute to the development of your professional development plans. Fieldwork Optional field trips and site visits will be available as part of the taught programme, providing excellent insights into the film and TV industry. Study facilities You will use the new Production Studios at City...

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Course programme


Course structure will be available shortly.

Learning and Teaching

The course offers a varied and engaging schedule of study including academic lectures, practical instruction, seminars, and masterclasses with working cinematographers. Guest speakers will introduce and contextualise work. You will also have the chance to attend field trips to camera rental houses, production facilities and laboratories.

You will be encouraged to attend film festivals to gain unique perspectives on industry practice. Screenings and discussions will enable students to analyse and critique a range of film and moving image work and the practice of classic and contemporary cinematographers.

Throughout the course, you will undertake both group and individual project work supported by tutorials, mentoring, workshops and independent study. Part of your final assessment will be based on the production of a body of cinematic work.

You will have access to all relevant teaching and learning materials via Blackboard, UWE's online learning portal, as well as and the university's extensive online library resources.

For more details see our full glossary of learning and teaching terms.

Study time

Offered as a full-time course, contact time averages at 18 hours a week, although this will vary widely depending on the module and focus of study. For instance, there will be some full weeks of teaching activities and other weeks where contact time is limited to three hours of project supervision.

Over the course of the year, you will be expected to carry out a significant degree of independent study, attending relevant screenings and events and undertake substantial cinematography practice.


We will make use of a variety of assessment tools throughout the course, including essays, reflective diaries, presentations, portfolios, coursework and a professional practice report.

For more detail, see our full glossary of assessment terms.

Cinematography * - MA

£ 9,000 + VAT