Digital Documentaries (MA)

Cardiff University the United Kingdom

For more information about Digital Documentaries at Cardiff University, please visit the webpage using the button above.

The award
MA

How long you will study
1 Years

Domestic course fees
find out

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
find out

All study options

About Digital Documentaries at Cardiff University

Documentaries are a vital, successful and constantly evolving media, with growing places for their screening.  Our MA in Digital Documentaries will enable you to integrate the theory and practice of documentary film and to turn your ideas into innovative films for a variety of audiences.

Intensive practical workshops, group sessions and one-to-one guidance will help you locate subjects and stories that matter to you, find a method of making and a mode of encounter with your subject, develop distinct shooting and editing strategies, and evolve your own unique visual language.

You will be trained in the craft and technical aspects of filmmaking, producing films of integrity and importance.

Skills developed will include;

  • Producing, directing, camera, sound and editing.
  • Learning how to communicate imaginatively through the moving image.
  • Researching and writing original non-fiction film
  • Developing visual story-telling
  • Shooting and editing
  • Project management, scheduling, budgeting, distributing and fund-raising. 

We train you to be an all-rounder, with valuable expertise in directing, production managing, camera operating, recording sound, editing, and also pitching your projects to funders and promoting your films to festivals. We will support all types of filmmaking, including campaigning and issue-led films, long-form investigative documentaries, observational and character pieces, experimental films and documentaries about the environment. In the final Master’s project, you will be able to present either a long form documentary or a portfolio of shorter pieces of work for different platforms and digital media.

You will also have the unique chance to work with a mentor from the creative industry, to pitch your idea to them, receive feedback in the making of your film to engage with the documentary industry and improve your CV.

Our teaching is informed by practice and academic rigour.  Our internationally leading faculty consists of academics and programme makers who are at the forefront of knowledge within their field.  The tutors have worked in the BBC and internationally, combining a unique breadth of knowledge of both academia and the industry.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMAHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study1 year
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course fees find outInternational course fees find out

Entry requirements

Please visit our website for the entry requirements of this course. 

Join Our Newsletter

×

Sign up to StudyLink.com today for free and be the first to hear about any new study abroad opportunities

Subscribe Now