Film and Television (MSc)

University of Portsmouth the United Kingdom

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The award
MSc

How long you will study
1 - 2 Years

Domestic course fees
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How you will study
full-time, part-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
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All study options

About Film and Television at University of Portsmouth

Overview

If you've got the ambition to explore how storytelling is changing across TV, film and new media – and develop the skills required to bring the next generation of stories to life – then this MSc Film and Television Master's will help you get there.

You'll unpack the technical, academic and professional skills needed for a career in the industry. You'll learn to use the latest kit and develop the techniques that'll make you attractive in whatever area of TV and film you want to pursue.

Once you graduate with MSc Film and Television, you'll be ready for careers across the industry, such as a production manager, researcher, assistant to producer or director, and technical operator.

What you'll experience

On this course, you'll:

  • Learn how to adapt to the complex and changing demands of the industry
  • Access the latest facilities used by professional filmmakers, including equipment and software for your major project (including DSLR cameras, multi-track location audio recorders, Avid Media Composer editing facilities, Foley and ADR Sound Studios and a multi-camera TV studio)
  • Research, design and develop a personal project of your choosing
  • Create a film, TV, new media, or cross-platform programme to a professional standard
  • Be able to choose your personal project from specialities including documentary, fiction film, scriptwriting, interactive multimedia websites, digital archiving and music videos

Work experience and career planning

We'll help you to identify internships, voluntary roles and opportunities that will complement your studies.

When you finish the course, our Careers and Employability service can help you find a job that puts your skills to work.

After you leave the University, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career.

What you'll study on this MSc Film and Television degree course

  • Professional, Academic and Research Development (30 credits)
  • Project Context and Definition (30 credits)
  • Project Design and Development (60 credits)
  • Project Evaluation and Artefact Resolution (60 credits)

Teaching

You'll be encouraged to explore and research your specialism, and be challenged to put your knowledge to the test. You'll learn to define, implement, evaluate and reflect on what you learn, to emerge as an expert in your field.

How you're assessed

You'll be assessed through:

  • project proposal
  • research and development papers
  • reflective reports
  • completed artefacts
  • presentations

You'll be able to test your knowledge and skills informally before submitting assessments that count towards your final mark.

You'll get plenty of feedback, to help you improve in the future.

Careers and opportunities

The skills you'll develop on this course will prepare you for roles in the media industry including:

  • Researcher
  • Content provider (traditional or new media)
  • Production manager
  • Producer
  • Director
  • Camera operator
  • Editor
  • Media commentator

Depending on the scope of your personal project, you could have a career in sectors including:

  • Film
  • Broadcasting
  • Advertising
  • Web content and design
  • Social Media content and design 

We'll provide you with as much support as possible in finding employment through close industrial contacts, careers events, recruitment fairs and individual advice.

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 awardMScHow you will studyFull-time, Part-timeHow long you will study1 - 2 year
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course fees find outInternational course fees find out

Notes about fees for this course

https://www.port.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/undergraduate-fees-and-student-finance/tuition-fees-living-costs-and-other-study-costs

Entry requirements

A good honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject.
An online portfolio submission may be required as part of the selection process.

English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.

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