Our MA Creative Enterprise: Film allows you to combine your passion for the arts with studies in law, management and entrepreneurship.
On the film pathway, you’ll learn filmmaking skills, explore debates about style and meaning, and develop your understanding of industry trends and practices.
This MA programme is a collaboration, taught by three world-renowned schools at the University of Reading – the School of Arts and Communication Design, Henley Business School and the School of Law. You will be based in the department of Film, Theatre and Television, situated at the heart of the University’s Whiteknights campus.
The film pathway is ideal for those looking to develop a career as a filmmaker, creative producer, film programmer, or in the creative industries more generally. From the start of your studies you will engage with key critical ideas about film art, while modules on entrepreneurship and management prepare you for professional work in this dynamic and creative field. To complete your studies, you will either write a dissertation or produce a short film.
The facilities and culture at our Minghella Studios are ideally suited to the MA Creative Enterprise; here you will be encouraged to collaborate, explore and experiment, and learn from prestigious scholars as well as experienced industry professionals.
As a Creative Enterprise student, you will also benefit from working alongside those on other Creative Enterprise pathways (such as Communication Design and Art), opening up even more opportunities for you to build connections, and to enrich your understanding of the creative industries.
IELTS: 6.5 overall with at least 6.0 in each section.
Entry requirements: Normally a good undergraduate honours degree (2:1 or above) or equivalent from a university outside the UK. You’ll need to show evidence of your commitment to film or television study and/or practice, or theatre study and/or practice, depending on your pathway of choice.
What will you study?
Modules on the MA Creative Enterprise (Film Pathway) may include:
Film festivals and film programming
Management in creative and cultural organisations
Intellectual property law: copyright and designs
Please note that all modules are subject to change.
How much will it cost?
New UK/EU students: £8,100 per year
New international students: £17,100 per year
These course fees cover the cost of your tuition. Some courses will require additional payments for field trips and extra resources. You will also need to budget for your accommodation and living costs. See our information on living costs for more details.
Financial support for your studies
You may be eligible for a scholarship or bursary to help pay for your study. Students from the UK and other EU countries may also be eligible for a student loan to help cover these costs. See our fees and funding information for more information on what's available.
What career can you have?
The MA Creative Enterprise is designed to improve the skills and employability of people passionate about the arts. Graduates of the programme will be in a strong position to pursue start-up opportunities on their own, take managerial roles in the creative sector, or embark on further scholarly research into the arts and creative industries.