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
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
- 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
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
does it cost?
The fees are subject to review.
Please visit our
tuition fees webpage for up-to-date information
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
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
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