M.A. On Campus

International Film Production

De Montfort University

12 months
15600 GBP/year
8375 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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This International Film Production MA programme from De Montfort University helps you develop professional film production management skills while building up a rich portfolio. From recent graduates to established filmmakers seeking to further their career, this course is suitable for anyone with a passion for film production.


This International Film Production MA programme from De Montfort University will underpin your learning with industry-led insight and expertise, mixing professional knowledge and skills with academic critical thinking about films, audiences and the film industry.

You will enhance your filmmaking skills while developing a range of core skills and expertise in business and production management. These include scriptwriting, lighting and cinematography, directing and post-production, pitching, budgeting and management.

Further your knowledge of key roles in the film industry and the production process by learning about screenwriting and digital film and audio capture. As your studies progress you will develop your own projects under the guidance of our expert staff, with modules covering pre-production and production, equipping you for your final dissertation or individual film project.

Graduate Careers

  • You will benefit from the expertise of research groups such as the Cinema and Television History Research Institute (CATHI) and the Institute of Creative Technologies. The specialist skills you will develop are ideal for opening up careers in film, TV and media.
  • The course is structured around developing skills in production management, development and other skills related to the film production process. Graduates will leave with an enhanced awareness of the specialist skills required in the international film industry, and commensurate skills. These may lead to careers in the media as well as other opportunities.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Key Roles in the Film Industry
  • The Production Process 
  • Screenwriting
  • Realisation 
  • Pre-Production
  • Production
  • Individual Film Project or Dissertation

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

  • You should have the equivalent of a British Honours degree (2:2 minimum) in a relevant subject

  • Equivalent qualifications from anywhere in the world will be considered

As part of your application you will be required to:

  • provide a 250-word summary of the particular aspects of the industry or film production roles that you are interested in and why
  • provide a 400-word proposal outlining your plans for a film production of which you hope to develop on the course (or provide a portfolio or show reel of relevant work)

Further to the written application, there may also be a panel interview conducted with the course team, as part of the admissions process. 

More requirements:

  • International application form
  • A copy of your qualifications
  • A copy of your English language certificate
  • A personal statement of at least 500 words explaining why you want to study your chosen course at DMU and any additional information
  • A copy of your passport
  • Two references

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15600 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    8375 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8375 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Leicester

751 - 1426 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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