Film Production MA Directing, editing, production, camera and sound.


Film Production MA

Key Information
  • Award

    MA Film Production

  • UCAS Code


  • Duration

    1 year (38 weeks)

  • Academic Year

    Full time: 23rd September 2019 – 10th Jul 2020

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Course Overview

This specialist programme will enable students to develop advanced knowledge and skills in film production, developing through the course a career specialism in directing, editing, production, camera or sound production.

The programme is distinctive as students will learn and study within the complex and immersive environment of a conservatoire drama school, with substantial access to highly talented acting students and the industry-standard facilities required of this high level vocational training. The skills and experience gained in their chosen area of specialism will enable them to seek employment in the professional film, television and independent film production industry on successful completion of the course.

The course will run for 38 weeks and recruitment will be limited to five students. Each will develop their own distinct specialism within a production team (director, editor, producer, camera, sound production) and they will work together as a unit across four of the five core modules.

The Five Modules

These course modules are:

1. Moving Image Production

2. Drama Production for the Small Screen

3. Short Film Production (Client-led Film)

4. Short Film Production (Drama)

5. Preparation for Working in the Film Industry

The fifth module is taken individually through a specialist industry placement related to the student’s designated specialism.


  • “Your influence on the students will resonate throughout their careers – thank you.”

    Mike Badley (BA SM Course Graduated 2003) - Owner/Director Luminous Show Technology
  • “The course gave me the best training to prepare me for my future career. It gave me the discipline, work ethic and the best hands on training for my future. BOVTS had the best connections in the industry to get my career to the perfect start.”

    Jon Vidgen (BA SM Course Alumnus) - Focus Puller/1st Assistant Camera on Doctor Who
I’m constantly delighted by the talent, commitment and drive of our students. Their curiosity and joy in the work gives us all energy and keeps me on my toes! My goal is to ensure that their voices serve their acting - both in theatre and recorded media. They need to be able to project, learn accents, respond to a wide variety of texts and have a voice that is healthy and be able to sustain long tours and tough filming schedules. This involves them working extremely hard – but having fun as well. When the new students see the final year students in production for the first time I know they’ll come into class the next day fully understanding the high standard they’re working to achieve. Carol Fairlamb, Head of Voice