Film and Television Production Full-Time
Here at ARU you’ll learn to become a visual storyteller, a collaborator, motivator and problem solver. While our emphasis is on factual programming, there is scope and flexibility for you to develop with experimental work, drama and music videos.
Using our industry-standard facilities in camera operation, sound, lighting and editing, you’ll develop professional skills in screen-based production. You’ll also gain skills in scheduling, production managing, budgeting and marketing programmes.
We’ll encourage you to collaborate with other postgraduate students, helping you to become a flexible media professional who can produce and deliver high-quality video content for many different clients.
While you’re studying we’ll also encourage you to enter competitions, and to make the most of Cambridge’s cinemas and annual Film Festival. We’ll also help you show your work to industry professionals at our end-of-course degree show.
Our course will prepare you for a career in TV or in the broader media, and help you to decide which areas of the industry attract you the most. Although the emphasis is on directing and producing, you might choose to move into cinematography, production management or even television programme sales once you graduate. You might also develop a particular interest in observational documentary, natural history films or science programming, and decide to follow a career in these fields.
Here at Cambridge School of Art, you’ll gain specialist skills that will be useful for traditional, experimental and creative documentary making, or films for education, training, public relations, current affairs, marketing and campaigning. Our course will prepare you to forge a portfolio or freelance career, and give you the ability to make high-quality content for broadcast, web, film festivals or cinema.
Modules & assessment
- Film and Television: Research and Context
- Visual Storytelling
- Understanding the Audience
- Master's Research Assignment: Film & Television
- Master's Project: Film & Television
Modules are subject to change and availability.
You’ll demonstrate your learning, and ensure you’re developing the knowledge and skills to complete the course, through:
- producing and directing films of different lengths and styles
- working in a team on a TV studio production
- written production analyses and reflective commentaries
- filming schedules and budgets
- film pitches
- your final Masters Project: this film is your 'calling card' for the industry
Your assignments are usually submitted at the end of each term. You’ll also be assessed informally and given feedback during the term to help you achieve to the highest level. Feedback could be on a film, a presentation or group participation; it will be given by your tutor and your fellow students.