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If you want to improve your knowledge, build your resume and be involved in high-quality media content, with technical skills that are in demand across the TV and Film industries, then this Masters will give you an edge over people with an honours degree. You will cover areas of 360 commissioning, workflow, moving camera, advanced editing techniques and production management.
If your first degree is not directly related to media production, we may ask you to undertake a short course that covers essential skills and knowledge, before you join the main Masters course. This ensures that everyone on the course can fully participate in group projects.
Media Production (Film and Television) MA has been awarded the Creative Skillset Tick, the industry kitemark of quality, following a rigorous assessment process by experts working in the Creative Industries. The Creative Skillset Tick is awarded to practice-based courses which best prepare students for a career in the industry.
Sunderlands Media Department has been recognised for producing some world-leading and internationally excellent research. The University hosts the Centre for Research in Media and Cultural Studies (CRMCS). Our research expertise includes multi-platform production, music and moving image collaborations, independent production, and television aesthetics.
Modules on this course include:Media Production 1 (60 Credits) * Media Craft Skills these include elements of scriptwriting, editing, camera and lighting and sound techniques
* Deconstruction and reconstruction of advertisements and music videos
Media Production 2 (60 Credits) * Production Management
* Video for New Media
* Mini Practical Project
Media Production 3 (60 Credits) * Major Media Project
You will complete a supervised dissertation or major project on a topic of your choice. As the culmination of the course, it will build on all the skills and knowledge that you have gained up to this point.
You should have relevant experience and/or academic skills. We may ask you to undertake a short course that covers essential skills and knowledge, before you join the main Masters course. If you have already covered one or more of the topics covered by the course, and would like to apply for accreditation of prior learning (APL), please contact the course leader. English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6 CAE score: (read more) Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IETLS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever. 60 (Grade C) IMPORTANT NOTE: Since April 2014 the ETS tests (including TOEFL and TOEIC) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.
Students on this course are elgible to apply for a BAFTA scholarship.
Sunderland is an accredited training provider for AVID software, which is the industry-leading editing system. We are also part of Avids worldwide network of Learning Partners, and as an MA student you will have an option to take an AVID certification that boosts your employability.