The Media School - Bournemouth Uni

Directing Digital Film and Television

The Media School - Bournemouth Uni
In Poole

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Typology Master
Location Poole
Duration 1 Year
  • Master
  • Poole
  • Duration:
    1 Year

To develop students creative authorship skills in directing drama for television and digital film. To build and develop students knowledge of the industry, their story telling skills, their technical understanding, and their knowledge of ethics and regulation, informed by current debates. Suitable for those with experience of authoring moving image work, either in the industry or during undergraduate study.

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Poole (Dorset)
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Bournemouth University, Fern Barrow, Talbot Campus, BH12 5BB


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· Requirements

One year's industry experience or a recent relevant degree (involving the practice of making moving-image content) Preferred subjects: Television Production, Video Production, Interactive Media Production, Scriptwriting, Music Design, Journalism, Advertising If English is not your first language: IELTS 6.5 (Academic) or above.

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Course programme

MA Directing Digital Film and Television

Delivery method:
Course Reference: MADIR

Course Overview

Graduate from the UK’s only Centre for Excellence in Media Practice and a recognised Skillset Screen and Media Academy.

We believe that study at postgraduate level is about developing key intellectual and practical skills that not only match industry expectations but also challenge current practice, constantly striving to develop new approaches and techniques.

At the centre of the creative process of television and digital film is the role of the director. Someone with a sense of vision, a motivator of cast and crew, a mentor and facilitator, a communicator, a problem solver, a collaborator, and a visual storyteller. Our collaborative learning environment is pitched to ensure students work in simulations of industry practice, underpinned by theoretical knowledge. It is this mixture of the practical and the theoretical that ensures our students graduate as lifelong learners, and as “reflective practitioners”.

The Media School has developed a portfolio of courses that are recognised by industry for their high-quality and graduate employability. The portfolio has been designed to facilitate students working with other related disciplines, including MA Writing for the Media, MA Post Production Editing, MA Producing Film and Television, MA Soundtrack, MA Computer Animation and Visualisation.

Students on the course use High Definition broadcast Sony cameras, audio mixers, lighting kits, monitors, dolly and tracking. Students have a base room which provides a production office environment for planning work and seminars, shared with MA Producing Film and Television students. The facilities of the Media School facilitate high-level learning and application of skills.

The Media School has strong links with industry, through our track record of graduate employment and Skillset accreditation. The course itself has been designed in consultation with industry directors (our graduates included) and a range of visiting speakers will regularly feature in the course, providing a critical cutting edge to the work you will be producing.

Why BU?

  • Home to England's only Centre for Excellence in Media Practice
  • The only Skillset Screen and Media Academy in England outside London
  • Regular high profile guest lecturers such as Patrick Uden, Executive Producer of The Apprentice
  • Work-based, flexible and available by distance learning
  • Study in "Britain's coolest city" Harpers and Queen and "one of the liveliest places in Britain" The Times

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