The MA Filmmaking course will engage you in the production of advanced digital film products. You will study modules in the production and technology of videography (shooting, editing, post-production), together with specialist modules in film industry practices, music video commissioning and film history and context.

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Key Facts



MA (Hons) Filmmaking

Degree Duration

15 months :

3 months pathway + 1 year degree

18 months :

6 months pathway + 1 year degree


Pathways Available



Start Dates

Degree Overview

Students on the MA Filmmaking course also have the opportunity to work with United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) through Bradford UNESCO City of Film to help develop the work of UNESCO including:

  • Greater understanding of the work of UNESCO across the world and how filmmakers might respond to this
  • Greater understanding of the UNESCO Cities of Film and filmmaking in other countries around the world
  • Guest lectures from experts in other countries
  • Access to and use of the UNESCO film and media archive

Graduates of this course will have acquired the tools of critical analysis, ideas-generation and industry understanding to go on to produce successful practical projects.

The inter-relationship between theory, creativity and practice is increasingly valued by employers, and the course builds on a strong School tradition of integrating theory and practice.

In addition to self-directed film work it will be possible, in specific modules such as Film Industry Practices and the MA Project, to focus on stories, issues and directives related to the work of the UNESCO network. The combined approach by the University of Bradford and Bradford UNESCO City of Film aims to provide professional filmmakers with a global outlook and access to a global network of film opportunities.

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You may incur additional costs in the course of your education at the University over and above tuition fees in an academic year such as laptops, Stationary and additional resources.

Why Study this Degree

This course will prepare you for a career in film and television production in research, content creation, scriptwriting, camera, sound, lighting, editing, studio and location management, production management, producing and directing.

Graduates have also gone on to develop their own independent film companies and teacher training.

Filmmaking is taught by a team of active researchers that form part of the Communication, Culture and Media Research Group. The group hosts a seminar series with leading experts which students are invited to attend.

Your Pathways

The Pre Masters Program will prepare you for the UK, EU or US study system, giving you the confidence and skills that you’ll need to go further in your studies. Depending on your academic qualification and English language level and chosen programme, you can study the IIM over one or two terms.

What’s the difference between the one or two terms?
One Term Two Terms
3 months of study Six months of study
Additional academic English and subject-related support


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University of Bradford

The University combines academic teaching with industry expertise to create a learning environment and culture that fosters innovation and excellence. This approach helps you to develop skills and gain practical experience that is highly valued by future employers.

Formed in 1832 as the Mechanics Institute, in 1966 the University of Bradford became Britain’s 40th university. Over its 50 years the University has innovated and proven its excellence, more recently, ranked top 3 in the UK for work experience and careers and employment services and won University of the Year for Social Inclusion.

The University of Bradford is made up of four academic faculties with each covering a broad range of specialisms:

  • Faculty of Engineering & Informatics
  • Faculty of Health Studies
  • Faculty of Life Sciences
  • Faculty of Management, Law & Social Sciences