Coventry University - Film and Media Production MA

Coventry University

Film and Media Production MA

This course welcomes creatives with a passion for storytelling and who seek to engage new forms of spectator within the context of remediated traditions of film and media practice. It is designed to develop the skills required for the ever-changing, fast-developing new media landscape, this exciting course fosters individuality, confidence, and creativity.

  • You will have the option to apply for a ‘professional experience’ opportunity2, designed to further develop your skills and knowledge with the aim of maximising your employability prospects. See modules for more information.
  • You will experiment and develop new forms that take account of the analogue world and new digital tools that, when placed together, infer possibilities that are innovative, raise questions and have impact.
  • You have the opportunity to join our community of critical thinkers and makers, taught by staff who are themselves filmmakers, authors, and artists, who continually challenge traditional and emergent practices in their own work.

Entry Requirements

Applicants to this Master’s degree should normally possess a good honours degree (2:1 or equivalent) in a relevant subject. If the degree is in an unrelated subject, applicants need to demonstrate appropriate industry knowledge and experience in their application documentation.

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall, with no component lower than 5.5. If you don't meet the English language requirements, you can achieve the level you need by successfully completing a pre-sessional English programme before you start your course.

Career Prospects

On successful completion of the course you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to work creatively and effectively within a range of emergent media forms;
  • Demonstrate the technical, organisational and creative skills required to function as an independent digital media practitioner in an international context;
  • Think critically and reflexively about the full range of factors that impinge upon creative activities within digital media;
  • Apply specialist knowledge in order to engage in new media practices in the field with communities of interest reflecting local, national and international concerns;
  • Engage in radically challenging media practice through continuing innovative approaches of engagement and impact;
  • Apply a continuing experimental approach to hybridity between conventional and new media forms to creatively interrupt entrenched conventions.

Where our graduates work

This course is part of the Media Cluster in the School of Media and Performing Arts. Our students have gone on to work in: digital music services in The Netherlands; as research posts at the Five College Women’s Centre, Massachusetts USA; in PR companies in Saudi Arabia; in government organisations and broadcasters in Africa; and as producers in TV stations in China. Our graduates also regularly go on to set up their own companies across the globe.

Course Details

The course seeks to enhance our understanding of filmmaking and related media practice in the context of new forms of production and exhibition, including new screen practices, moving images in the gallery, 360 cinema, and Go-Pro aesthetics.

The course will develop your skills through an exploration of the following themes: Non-fiction as a critical media practice (documentary and exploratory cinemas, experimental sound and moving image in traditional and contemporary practice, and storytelling across traditional cinematic and contemporary media platforms.

Preparing our Masters's graduates for onward careers is central to our approach to learning and teaching on the course. This includes developing authentic assessment, collaborative opportunities, placements, and advice and guidance for onward study on Ph.D. programs here and internationally (subject to availability2). Our three collaborative modules provide opportunities to work with students in photography, VR/AR, as well as media management, and media/communication studies. 

Year One

• Critical Media Practice
• Research Methods
• Entrepreneurial Practice
• Collaborative Social Challenge Project
• Emerging Media Practice
• Final Project (Research and Planning)
• Collaborative Community Project
• New Media Narratives
• Final Project (Production and Sharing)
• Collaborative Enterprise Project

*The information’s are correct at the time of publishing, however it may change if university makes any changes after we have published the information. While we try our best to provide correct information, It is advisable to call us or visit university website for up to date information.

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