12 months
14750 GBP/year
9750 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The MA Film Production programme from University of Hertfordshire has been designed to offer students opportunities to initiate, develop and realise original and advanced level work in fiction or factual film production, with a particular focus on directing, producing, cinematography, sound, and post-production. 

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About the course

The Film Production programme from University of Hertfordshire aims to:

  • Enable students to initiate, develop and realise distinctive and creative work in the fields of film production and post-production
  • Gain detailed knowledge and understanding of key production processes and professional practices relevant to the film industry
  • Understand the structure and operation of the film industry, its global scope, regulatory frameworks, business practices, markets, and audiences.
  • Develop a range of transferable and entrepreneurial skills which equip students to respond to the and future career challenges
  • Gain an understanding of sustainability within the film industry, the impact of production on the climate, and the ways in which the industry can impact positively in this area, through a BAFTA albert accredited series of lectures and workshops.


Employment opportunities

There are major skills shortages in the UK film industry. 30,000 new jobs are to be created in the next few years, with most areas of the industry reporting a 35% gap in skills in the workforce according to Screen Skills.

Career paths

Graduates are equipped for careers that could lead to work in the fields of producing, directing, cinematography and camera, sound recording and sound design, editing, and screenwriting. Additional future roles could be in the fields of marketing, distribution, development, production finance and management, script doctoring, social media and online media creation and further academic writing and/or study.

Programme Structure

  • The structure of the programme is designed so that production is informed by the ideas of the writer, and writing is informed by the practicalities of production and post. 
  • Modules in film practice feature lectures and seminars on a range of concepts, practices, genres, and theories, which students discuss and develop in practice-based workshops in a range of settings, and with regular access to actors.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • To be eligible for the MA Film Production postgraduate course we consider students with either a 2:2 undergraduate honours degree in a closely related field (either Film or television Production, or closely related media production-based subject) or three years working in the industry in a related subject area. Please note, we do not want applicants without experience of being on set/having made short films or broadcast television/feature films. This is not a conversion course for those wanting to move into film - this is for advanced filmmaking.
  • As part of your application students need to present at least two short film projects - documentary or scripted fiction - on which they have participated in a lead role of director, producer, or head of the department. 
Personal statement
  • A personal statement is also required which outlines your prior experience, intended industry aims and goals, and who your film industry influences are.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14750 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14750 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    9750 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9750 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.

Living costs for Hatfield

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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