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Documentary Production MA, PgDip

MA Documentary Production

The Course Programme Structure Staff Profiles Why YSJ ?

 

Our innovative approach will instil in you an imaginative and unique concern for digital short film or documentary production. You will be at the cutting edge – you are the future of these forms. Practice is at the heart of the MA programme.  In addition to the high level of practical engagement with your chosen form you will study theory and research methodologies which will develop the form and content of your work.  You will also undertake portfolio work to help develop you as a professional practitioner.

You will have the opportunity to work with a range of like minded people all striving for the highest quality of film and documentary production possible. This level of collaboration means you can maintain your specialist interest whilst working across two forms.  You will also have the opportunity to work with a range of committed, engaged and highly skilled undergraduates.

Our MA programme is for creative individuals who have some existing experience, a drive to produce high level production work and ideas ready for production.  If you are a writer/director or a director/producer ready to produce work of the highest quality then our course is for you.

 

What qualifications will I need?

The postgraduate programmes are open to graduates and to those with equivalent professional experience. All students will be interviewed, must produce a portfolio and/or a showreel and pitch an idea.

  • Graduates with an honours degree at 2ii or above in a related subject can apply

OR

  • Graduates with an honours degree from another discipline and working in a professional arts environment or with extensive experience of film and television practice. Academic tutors will consider such applications on an individual basis. 

Applicants not meeting the above criteria may be considered for initial registration on the Postgraduate Diploma. If successful in work at postgraduate level, the student may be permitted to enrol for the Master’s degree.    

International students will need to demonstrate that they have equivalent experience /qualifications as home students (ie same entry criteria as above).  If their first language is not English they must show evidence of English Language competence at IELTS level 6.0 (in all areas of the test) or equivalent.

 

How much does it cost?

The fees are subject to review.

Please visit our tuition fees webpage  for up-to-date information about fees

A 10% discount is applicable to all YSJU Alumni undertaking PG level study

There are no other costs. You will be provided with all the equipment essential in making a production and will also receive a production budget.  Part of the ethos of these Masters programmes is seeking sponsorship and funding to achieve your goals – the real world starts here and now.  You will be provided with all the equipment essential in making a production and will also receive a production budget.  Part of the ethos of these Masters programmes is seeking sponsorship and funding to achieve your goals – the real world starts here.

 

How do I apply?

Use the button below to apply for our full-time and part-time programmes.  For help completing the online application, please refer to our guide.

All applicants will be interviewed prior to an offer being made.  In addition to an interview candidates will need to provide a portfolio/showreel and pitch an original idea for production.

 

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MA Documentary Production Full-time

 

 

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MA Documentary Production Part-time

 

 

For further information please contact:

Dr Lee-Jane Bennion-Nixon Head of Programme MA Documentary Production and MA Film Production

E: L.BennionNixon@yorksj.ac.uk T: 01904 876569