This course gives a unique opportunity to work across fiction, documentary and experimental media.
We designed it to reflect the changing needs of broadcast television and to encourage experimentation and cross-fertilisation between different technologies and conventions.
It produces students who are professionally able and well-informed and who can enter the film and television industries with a freshness of approach to changing technologies and the cinematic ideas that they embrace.
Links with industry
Staff are from all sections of the media industry and represent broadcast and non-broadcast practices. Many of our staff are independent broadcast television film/video-makers and aim to promote a vigorous and viable industry outside London. Our work and strategy are directly guided by what the industry needs.
Many of our students’ films and programmes have been broadcast on network television. Students have been regular visitors and prize winners at national and international film festivals. Many graduates go on to work as camera operators, editors, sound recordists and production personnel in the broadcast sector and the growing independent sector.
• post-production • cinematography • location and post-production sound • research/scripting for fiction and documentary • producing/production management • screenwriting • direction: fiction, documentary, and experimental, with an emphasis on cross-disciplinary production
You specialise in two skill areas, which you decide at admission.
Semesters one and two make up the postgraduate diploma part of the course. We designed this to further develop your production skills, including skills associated with critical thinking, self-evaluation and the evaluation of audiovisual material.
We structure each semester around workshops and critical theory seminars, followed by production.
During an extended semester of 24 weeks, you carry out a self-directed programme of work, which you negotiate with your course leader and relevant tutors – this is your learning agreement.
We expect you to work primarily in self-selected groups, contributing substantially to each production. Script proposal selection is competitive and made by a course production board. We encourage you to seek outside funding and distribution for this work and to work in partnership with outside agencies, but this is not a requirement.