You have your own camera equipment throughout and we provide dedicated editing suites.
The Ethnographic and Documentary Film (Practical) degree from University College London (UCL) is currently taught in 4 studios (Experimental and Cinematic Non-Fiction, Documentary for Broadcast and Beyond, Cinematic Documentary Storytelling, and Immersive Factual Storytelling: VR/AR).
Students will learn to tell stories in various film modes; to draw on anthropological and social science approaches to documentary; to think critically about the relationship between form and content in ethnographic/documentary practice; to master the technical skills needed to produce different kinds of films of different lengths for varied audiences; and to critically view and review film material.
The programme equips students for careers in:
- mass media including broadcast, cinematic and web-based moving image
- film and TV industry as camera operators, producers, directors, editors, researchers
- academia – ethnographic research, visual media and culture
- marketing and research
- communication and other media
- archives, as well as cultural heritage organisations.
- Documentary and Ethnographic Film Practice
- Anthropology and Photography
- Documentary Film and the Ethnographic Eye
- The Story and I - Finding the Form and/or Time and the Staged Index
- One of the other communication courses (Audio and Podcast; Writing about International Affairs Journalistic Skills for a multimedia world; Experimental and Interactive Documentary, Experimental Cinema and New Media: Form and Narrative).
- One of the practical film-related options offered as part of the Film Studies MA according to provision
- One of the film history modules taught in the School of Slavonic & East European Studies (SSEES), or Departments of History or English, (for example, Russian Cinema in SSEES), or offered in the MA Fil
- An Anthropology or other social science module from the Faculties of Social & Historical Sciences, or Arts & Humanities
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
- We recommend you apply as soon as possible. The programme may remain open if places are still available and will be closed as soon as it is full or by 30 June.
DisciplinesArea & Cultural Studies Film, Photography & Media General Studies & Classics View 115 other Masters in General Studies & Classics in United Kingdom
- Normally an upper second-class Bachelor's degree in a social science, arts, humanities or science discipline from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.
- Academically weaker applications will also be considered provided that they are supported by experience in visual arts or film making. Applicants with prior technical knowledge of film making are asked to send a video portfolio of up to 20’ duration (Vimeo link recommended).
International29400 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 29400 GBP per year during 12 months.
National16500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 16500 GBP per year during 12 months.
- UK: £8,250
- International: £14,700
Living costs for London
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.