If you are looking to take your already strong skills from an area such as Media Studies to develop a career in film, you might be interested in exploring the Masters program at Bangor University in Wales. This postgraduate programme will give you the skills necessary to help take your project from idea to reality. Bangor’s taught degree programme in this area has a unique focus, offering training in all aspects of filmmaking, from concept and creative development through the filmmaking process and on to distribution and marketing.
By the end of the degree, students will have developed a competition and festival-ready calling-card short film, together with transferrable skills in developing and marketing their product and an understanding of the nature of the film industry.
Teaching on this degree conforms to current industry practice, and includes training and mentoring in standard development documents, such as screenplay, treatment and storyboards, and in areas such as risk assessment and budget management. Visiting guest speakers from various areas of the film industry provide an essential context on changing practices, as well as offering useful information of their own experiences in film.
The programme does not include training in basic production techniques, and successful applicants will have a first degree in Media Studies or a related discipline, and/or equivalent industry experience.
All students on this programme receive a production budget.
Bangor University offers a safe, beautiful setting and strong student support in all areas, including academic and personal support. The University is known for its vibrant student life with a host of available sports and other activities. If you are interested in finding out more about this program or want to apply from Canada, please contact Barclay Educational Services by emailing Jackie: JSB@barclayedu.com
Please note: As a registered Canadian agent for Bangor University, there is no charge for our application assistance to students. The University pays our fee.