Make use of our industry standard TV production facilities at our campus based in the media hub that is MediaCityUK
Take your post-production skills to a professional standard
Implement your knowledge through live briefs and opportunities for industry placements – this course isCreative-Skillset accredited
This course will equip you with a solid grounding in the specialist skills and advanced theory that apply to post-production practice.
During your time with us, you will tackle self-directed and team-orientated industry briefs. This will give you a practical understanding of the creative processes, production workflow and industry techniques looked for by employers.
On successful completion of the course, you’ll be able to demonstrate an advanced knowledge of creative and technical skills in your chosen specialism of media production.
For the MA programmes in Media Production you will be required to submit a project proposal related to your chosen specialist field, to support your application. A brief written synopsis (max. 500 words) of your ideas would also be required. Please note that this would be for discussion purposes at the interview only.
We welcome applications from students who may not meet formal/traditional entry criteria but who have relevant experience or the ability to pursue the course successfully.
The Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) process could help you to make your work and life experience count. The APL process can be used for entry onto courses or to give you exemptions from your course.
Two forms of APL may be used for entry: the Accreditation of Prior Certified Learning (APCL) or the Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL).
International applicants will be required to show a proficiency in English. An IELTS score of 6.5 (no element below 5.5) is proof of this.
Media practitioners and students. You’ll find the course particularly valuable if you want to build on your knowledge of post-production and current media practice. The course also provides a direct pathway for progression from a number of our undergraduate courses.
The teaching of this course is comprised of seminars, workshops in storytelling and production practice, study of broadcast and editorial guidelines, independent research, collaborative project work and film screenings.
The aim is to support your learning with an effective blend of theory and creative practice and to encourage ownership of your learning through self-directed projects.
Methods of assessment depend on the module and elective pathway you are taking. They include:
Each module has its own assessment package and this is structured appropriately to reflect the module content. Practical-based modules are assessed by project and a reflective critical evaluation.
“My background is primarily in post-production and I have worked for the University since 1993 in a variety of roles, from technical support to academic leadership. I have been a key member of a number of teams within the School of Arts & Media that have seen the transition from analogue to digital-media production. Since our move to MediaCityUK, I have worked with a number of broadcast and post-production companies to bring industry expertise and knowledge to the students on the course through a series of guest lectures and workshops. I helped in the initial development of both the MA in Wildlife Documentary Production and the MA in Media Production: Post-Production, and I was successful in gaining Skillset accreditation for both courses. I have also taught internationally at the International Film and TV School (EICTV) in Cuba and delivered and wrote a number of short courses and workshops for the school, between 2000 and 2010. These included CPD’s school staff and students, including a short three-week course in wildlife-film-production techniques.”
Fraser Durie Programme Leader
This course is your route to careers across media. Roles could involve audio and video editing, special-effects work and audio dubbing. Past students have taken work placements with 360 Media, Granada, Sumners Post Production, Films @ 59, Flix Facilities and the BBC Natural History unit.
Jake Whiston, Graduated 2012
Shortly after completing the course, Jake joined Lime Pictures in Liverpool as assistant editor.
Miles Aspey Graduated 2012
Joined Deltatre working predominately in BBC Sport. Left in July 2013 to work as an assistant editor for Formula One Management.
Sarah David Graduated 2013
Post Production assistant at Online Post Production.
To develop your skills and employability, there are opportunities on our Media Production courses to work on live briefs and gain valuable work experience. Previous students have worked with:
The following prominent speakers have delivered guest lectures:
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We offer awards to help you study through our:
There are also other sources of funding available to you.
For more information please see our funding section.
You should also consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits.
The Postgraduate Bursaries and Scholarships for 2017-18 entry are currently under review and subject to change. A revised schedule of scholarships and bursaries will be published in February 2017.
MA (one year full-time)
PgDip (nine months full-time)