Bath Spa University

Ma Feature Filmmaking


Sion HIll Campus

Sion Hill Place

Bath, England

United Kingdom

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Postgraduate Diploma (PG Dip) Feature Filmmaking. Postgraduate Certificate (PG Cert) Feature Filmmaking., MA in Feature Filmmaking

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The collaborative nature of modern film-making means that this is a course for students with aspirations as directors, producers, screenwriters, APs, camera ops, editors and other creative roles, who want to develop both their aesthetic and business skills for a successful career working on feature length documentaries of fiction films. The course teaches you how modern film-makers make feature length projects and offers practical experience of trying to make such projects. We cannot guarantee that your project will get made and your success in academic terms will not depend upon you you having completed a feature (although we are confident that many students will achieve this). All students will graduate with a wealth of professional contacts, a stunning showreel, a fully developed feature film project and the knowledge and contacts for how to get ahead in the film business. The aim is that at the end of the MA in Feature Filmmaking, you will have received a thorough education in the needs and techniques of the micro-budget film business and have the skills to be able to negotiate favourable terms for your current (and feature) projects to be distributed. There are two durations of the MA in Feature Filmmaking - full time over 12 months and part time over 24 months.


You are assessed through continuous assessment. Assessment tasks will be varied, including group presentations, script development evaluations, industry reports, production folders, marketing reports and the feature film project. Your final mark for the production module will reflect the quality of the final submission and amount of input you have put into the combine project either as a producer or director. Your tutors will evaluate your creative and physical input to the project and your course based on your journals, tutorials, other students' submissions and any other submissions. In this sense, a well-produced project can be awarded a distinction to the producer even if the director achieves a pass for his or her work.

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