12 months
18500 GBP/year
8000 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The MA Film Practice course from Arts University Bournemouth is for talented and emerging filmmakers seeking to learn through making, to look beyond the short film, to define themselves as artists within film production and to gain the vital experience demanded by the industry.

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The MA Film Practice course from Arts University Bournemouth  offers you the chance to develop your independent practice, specialist prowess and creative potential, within a unique filmmaking culture that is supported by experts with a wide range of skills. You'll also have access to high-quality technical resources.

Course Philosophy

Studying alongside the seminal and celebrated BA (Hons) Film Production course, as well as the award-winning courses BA (Hons) Costume and Performance Design, BA (Hons) Make-up for Media and Performance, BA (Hons) Animation Production, BA (Hons) Acting, BA (Hons) Modelmaking and BA (Hons) Creative Writing, the MA Film Practice course offers a unique learning environment.

MA Film Practice is driven and inspired by a broad understanding of film practice. On this course, you will be inspired to create and hone your craft as well as developing new skills to a high level, all in an environment that empowers students to collaborate with other emerging artists and filmmakers that can extend beyond the course and into the industry.

You’ll be given the opportunity to propose a project where you will define your own research questions and methodologies, consider subject-related developments and engage with relevant contextual and critical discourses. This programme of study will result in a bespoke portfolio of work you will be able to use to take you into the next stage of your career.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • We encourage application from students with a broad range of qualifications and we welcome students from all educational backgrounds. We will take into account the knowledge and skills that you have developed outside the classroom as well as your previous qualifications.
  • You will usually have BA (Hons) Degree graded at 2.1 or above, or an equivalent UK or international qualification in your chosen subject or a related discipline.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8000 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • Home/EU fees - £4,000 per annum (part-time)
  • Non EU/EEA :£9,250 per annum (part-time)


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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