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You will cover areas of 360 commissioning, workflow, moving camera, advanced editing techniques and production management. Students on this course are eligible to apply for a BAFTA scholarship. Find out more on the BAFTA website.
Compared to an undergraduate course, you will find that this Masters requires a higher level of independent working. The course aims to stretch your creativity and maximise your sense of personal fulfilment.
You will work on group production projects which will be supported by workshops, studio sessions, tutorials and seminars, as well as master classes led by industry professionals.
Part-time students will study during the daytime alongside full-time students.
Assessment methods include your practical work with supporting reports that place the work in its academic context.
Build on your existing knowledge of digital workflow practices, digital video editing, colour grading, camera/lighting techniques, moving camera techniques advanced camera formats, location and studio shooting. Spend time studying camera, moving camera, lighting, sound, editing, colour grading and script writing. Work in small production groups to produce four production assignments. Produce an original professional commercial for television or cinema and an original music video. Generate the concept, storyboards, script, sound design and shooting schedule for all productions. Sit practical, timed, hands-on tests to demonstrate your Avid Media Composer editing skills, and your camera, lighting and grip operation skills.
Heighten your understanding of, and skills in, the role of production management. Explore ow digital convergence changed the way in which we consume and produce video content. Develop the skills required to prepare video for delivery across a variety of new media platforms; namely: the web and mobile devices. Study topics including video streaming, video blogging, website accessibility and usability, designing websites with CSS, and using RSS to syndicate video content.
Incorporate and develop the theoretical and practical skills and knowledge acquired in Media Production 1. Analyse and evaluate your own practical work, reference media theory and compare your work to current professional practices. Demonstrate a particular production skill in the context of this project. Work harmoniously in a media production team situation. Critically evaluate both the effectiveness and the quality of your proposal and the completed project. Gain an understanding of content production and its role within contemporary media.
Complete a supervised dissertation or major project on a topic of your choice. Incorporate and develop the theoretical and practical skills and knowledge acquired in Media Production 1 and 2. Learn how to develop in practice an effective commercially-focused Concept Document and related marketing and distribution strategies. Develop presentation techniques for project proposals to commercial clients and funding bodies/organisations. Produce a concept document which will be 'pitched' to a Commissioning Panel. Develop your project; choose individual production roles and key responsibilities, revisiting what you have learned in Media Production 1 and 2. Present and screen your practical project.
Some modules have prerequisites. Read more about what this means in our Help and Advice article.
Our typical offer is:
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If you already hold a postgraduate qualification, please see our Applying for additional postgraduate degrees Help and Advice article.
If you don't meet our standard entry requirements, you can take one of the foundation pathways at our partners ONCAMPUS Sunderland. Find out more information and whether your course is eligible on our ONCAMPUS page.
If your qualification is not listed above, please contact the Student Administration team at firstname.lastname@example.org for further advice.
We usually require applicants to hold an honours degree in a related discipline. We may ask you to undertake a short course that covers essential skills and knowledge before you join the main Masters course.
Please prepare a portfolio of work you have completed so far. We are not looking for perfection, we appreciate you may still be developing work. We would like to see:
If English is not your first language, please see our English language requirements.
*European Union (EU), EEA (European Economic Area), and Swiss nationals who do not qualify for the EU Settlement Scheme are classed as international, however, for 22/23 and 23/24 admission you will receive a European student fee scholarship and will pay the home tuition fee rate for the duration of your studies. The discounted fee will be reflected in your offer letter. Learn more in our Help and Advice article.
Take a look at the Your Finances section to find out about the scholarships and bursaries that may be available to you.
This information was correct at the time of publication.
Postgraduates are highly employable and, on average, earn more than individuals whose highest qualification is an undergraduate degree. On completing this course, you will be equipped for roles in production, media management, marketing, legal and media business.
Sunderland is an accredited training provider for AVID software, which is the industry-leading editing system. We are also part of Avid’s worldwide network of Learning Partners, and as an MA student you will have an option to take an AVID certification that boosts your employability.
MA Media Production is accredited by ScreenSkills who awards the quality mark of the Tick to practice-based degree courses that most effectively provide students with the skills and knowledge required by employers in the screen industries.
For employers, the Tick signposts work-ready graduates and apprentices from creative courses that have proven to understand and have links with the screen industry.
Graduates from Tick courses have privileged access to Trainee Finder, a service that matches trainees with companies across the UK’s animation, film, games, high-end TV and VFX industries.
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