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Arts University Bournemouth
Arts University Bournemouth

MA Film Production


“It doesn’t have anything to do with the budget of the film. It has to do with the scope and scale of ambition, and the skill that people brought to it to realize that ambition.” James Schamus – Producer.


The MA Film Production course is for talented and emerging filmmakers seeking to learn through making, to look beyond the short film, to define themselves as artists within film production and to gain that vital experience demanded by the industry.

On the course there will be opportunities to collaborate, to research and to develop projects together with other filmmakers that can extend beyond the course and into the industry.

You will be taught on specific discipline-focused and dedicated pathways, enhancing your skills and knowledge in that pathway together with its relationship to the key aspects of the work of film production.

Structured in a way that builds systematically and in a logical sequence that mirrors the film industry, the course consists of four overlapping units, each building in complexity and demand.

Between course production blocks, all students are encouraged to seek out short work opportunities in the industry and the experience gained enhances group learning and collaboration.

For this course you will apply to, and enter into, one of the Pathways detailed below, studying and developing your practice and particular specialist role. Many sessions will be open to all pathways, timetabling restrictions permitting.


The disciplines of Production Design, Cinematography, Editing and Sound Design are engaged in the pre-production, production and post-production of several films.

Screenwriting students work closely with the directors and producers from the initial idea and on through the development process.


“Don’t forget the basics. Don’t get enamoured with new technology … it doesn’t change anything. The art of what we do is exactly the same. The goal that we have is exactly the same as George Méliès, William Cameron Menzies and Sergei Eisenstein. It’s beyond technology. It’s the art of movies.” George Lucas


Current student, Kajri Babbar, shares her experience of life on the course:

AUB has made me fall more and more in love with the art of filmmaking. The course is very practical and hands-on. I have learnt a lot of new skills from working with actors and the moving camera, to handling a filmset, to basic storytelling. Most importantly, I have been able to explore my voice as a confident director.

The tutors have been key in this process: not only do they teach us film making, they also encourage us to go beyond our limits, to do things on our own, to take risks and explore! 

Here, I have met people who are not only lasting friends but talented professionals who I would like to work alongside in future projects. ” 


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