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

    19th Sep 2018 – 12th Jul 2019 (full time)

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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 find it immensely satisfying passing on the baton and continuing the culture of generosity of the many people who taught me. It’s a privilege and pleasure to nurture and teach so many talented young people and see them flourish in their career. Cathy Stewart, Head of Scenic Art