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Film Practice

Arts University Bournemouth

12 months
18500 GBP/year
8000 GBP/year
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The Film Practice programme from Arts University Bournemouth is for passionate and emerging filmmakers who seek to think through making, become more reflective practitioners and develop their professional aspirations.

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The Film Practice programme from Arts University Bournemouth offers you the chance to develop your independent practice, specialist prowess and creative potential within a unique filmmaking culture, which is supported by experienced and active practitioners and researchers within a well resourced environment.

This course is part of Bournemouth Film School, along with BA (Hons) Film Production, MA Animation Production, BA (Hons) Animation Production, as well as BA (Hons) Visual Effects (VFX) for Film and Television. Together we make up the largest film school outside of London and makes for a unique learning environment.

Course Philosophy

‘My movie is born first in my head, dies on paper; is resuscitated by the living persons and real objects I use, which are killed on film but, placed in a certain order and projected onto a screen, come to life again like flowers in water.’ Robert Bresson

MA Film Practice offers a unique learning environment that affords access to industry standard technical resources and support. It is driven and inspired by a broad and diverse understanding of film cultures. Its practice based research ethos offers distinctive, exciting and challenging opportunities.

It recognises individuals and their aspirations, and celebrates ideas and creative experimentation, within individual and collaborative contexts. The programme of study will facilitate a body of work that will enable you to unpack critical and timely questions, develop filmmaking skills, create a personal practice resolution and refine your professional awareness.

Programme Structure

  • This programme offers the opportunity for you to develop and realise your creative ambitions through practice-based research. 
  • The course is underpinned by a team of lecturers who are experienced practitioners and researchers in a wide variety of film practice modes.
  • The course’s three units - Strategies for Practice: Identification, Master’s Project 1: Research, Master’s Project 2: Resolution - require the completion of set film exercises, which display an awareness of practice based study and evidence of progress towards your research goals through individual and collaborative experimentation. 
  • Also, you are required to produce a critical and analytical evaluation for each unit, which evidences research methods, academic protocols, critical, contextual and conceptual analysis and applied reflection.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

We encourage you to apply early so that you have time to organise accommodation and to arrange for a visa (if required) before you enrol.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

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

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  • International

    18500 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 18500 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    8000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8000 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • Home fees - £4,000 per annum (part time)
    • International/EU: £9,250 per annum (part-time)

Living costs for Bournemouth

700 - 1000 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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