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MA Film and Creative Enterprise teaching methods

Participate in small-group seminars, lectures with visiting practitioners, practical workshops, film and theatre trips, self-directed study and one-to-one tutorials. Each module is made up of different teaching methods. 

Seminars and lectures

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View screenings and analyse films and performances in small-group seminars. Lectures introduce new topics, and many host visiting practitioners.

Film and theatre trips

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The University is just a 30 minute train journey to London Paddington. We run regular trips to London for theatre shows, film screenings and film festivals.

Self-directed study

Student in a green top and black skirt holding a film clapperboard, about to close it.
Your final dissertation or film/theatre practical project requires self-directed study and research. 

One-to-one tutorials

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Your academic tutor will provide one-to-one support throughout your course. A specialist supervisor will help you develop the topic of your final project and support you with the written elements.

Practical workshops

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Some modules will be taught via practical workshops, exercises and group supervision of projects. This will be a chance to explore key methodologies and strategies.


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If you select our placement module, you'll either self-organise a placement or analyse an industry, organisation or role of your choice. This allows you to develop your skills and identify your career goals. 

MA by Research teaching methods

Choose your specialist film, theatre or television research topic and carry out self-directed study with a dedicated supervisor. You'll also take taught modules, present your work and attend research training sessions with the Doctoral and Researcher College.

Self-directed study

Screenshot of a student film, of a face with light

Work closely with a specialist supervisor on a research topic of your choice. This will culminate in a dissertation or practical project.

Image credit: The Sandman Wakes, Year Two film (Benedict Jewer and Kjetil Muri Skarstein)

Taught modules

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Choose two taught modules from the MA Film and Creative Enterprise course. You'll learn through seminars, tutorials and workshops, depending on which modules you select.

Present your progress

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Present your research or practical project progress to academics in the Department and receive constructive feedback.

MA Film and Creative Enterprise modules

A collection of different books about film theatre and television authored by staff in our Department
We offer modules in management, finance, law and your chosen pathway. The modules also include Film Production, Film Programming and Film Festivals, and World Cinema.

Part-time study

A female student actor with brown hair holding a theatrical mask up partially in front of her face
All our master’s courses can be taken part-time over two years. You can choose how to split your time between the taught modules and your final project.