MA Media Production

MA Media Production

Drawing on the University’s decades of expertise, strong industry links and location in York, Britain’s only UNESCO City of Media Arts, you will be ideally placed to shape your aspirations as a creative-thinking practitioner. Bridging theory and practice, this programme allows you to explore your ambitions to produce projects which have outstanding impact for audiences in an ever-expanding and shifting media landscape.

The programme has been designed to meet the needs of both students who have just finished Undergraduate programmes and those returning to learning who may have already developed their own independent media practice.

Your practice will be at the heart of the programme and you will have the opportunity to develop your professional profile. You will focus on independent and entrepreneurial practice, including engagement with innovative digital storytelling strategies, platforms for distribution of work and methods of practice-based research. Opportunities are also available to explore exciting creative partnerships with students studying Theatre, Music and Music Production.

Our experienced lecturers have worked in a range of different fields of media practice and research and the Department is equipped with production facilities, equipment and software suitable for producing film, television, radio, podcasts and other forms of immersive storytelling.

Entry Requirements


Entry onto this postgraduate course requires a minimum of a 2:2 undergraduate degree in a related subject.

If your undergraduate degree is not in a related field but you have extensive experience of media production practice, your application will be considered.

International Students

If you're an international student, you'll need to demonstrate experience, or qualifications equivalent to those above.

If your first language is not English you must show evidence of English Language competence at IELTS level 6.0 (with no skill below 5.5) or equivalent.

Interview and portfolio

Entry onto this postgraduate course is subject to attending an interview.

At interview you will be asked to give a presentation which will:

  • Demonstrate your readiness for graduate level practice
  • Show evidence of your engagement with critical thinking
  • Evidence your understanding of and competency in media production
  • Communicate project ideas appropriate for the Independent Production Project.

You will also be asked to complete a portfolio. This portfolio should show examples of previous and current media production practice.

We are happy to arrange interviews via Skype for overseas students.

APEL policy

If you can't meet these minimum requirements it may be possible to take into account evidence of Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) as an alternative method of meeting the programme’s entry requirements. In such a case, appropriate references and records of employment might be presented to support the applicant’s case for admission.

Career Prospects

Our graduates are working in a range of areas from wildlife documentaries to drama or children’s television. Examples include a BAFTA award winning film-maker, freelance camera operators, scriptwriters, documentary makers and graduates who’ve set up their own independent production companies. Video skills are in big demand from all employers seeking to maximise their communications, and especially the events, marketing & PR industries.

Jobs directly related to your degree include:

  • Film director
  • Film/video editor
  • Lighting technician, broadcasting/film/video
  • Location manager
  • Programme researcher, broadcasting/film/video
  • Runner, broadcasting/film/video
  • Sound technician, broadcasting/film/video
  • Television/film/video producer

Course Details

Independent & Entrepreneurial Media Production
The Reflective Practitioner
Independent Production Project

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