The MA Film Practice 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 practice and to gain that vital experience demanded by the industry.
*This course will start in 2019 and is subject to validation
“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.
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.
The MA Film Practice course represents an exciting opportunity for students to challenge and build on their previous achievements and to study at an advanced level. Students deepen their knowledge and their ability to focus on their chosen field in relation to the key aspects that inform it.
This uniquely positioned specialist programme offers the opportunity for students to develop and realise their creative ambitions through practice based research. The course is underpinned by a team of specialist tutors who are experienced practitioners and researchers in a wide variety of film practice modes.
Strategies for Practice: Identification
The first unit consists of film exercises, workshops and seminars that relate to the fundamentals of film and further develop your contextual framework and the conceptualisation of your practice.
Master’s Project 1: Research
The second unit concerns the further focusing of your research and the practical development of your specific interests.
Master’s Project 2: Resolution
In the third unit you will implement your project plan, which has been identified in the Learning Agreement, producing a completed work.
What students are doing
Looking to be inspired? Browse our gallery of student work and take a look at some of the projects that current students have been working on.
Studios and Resources
As a film student at the AUB you will have access to state-of-the-art, industry-standard equipment and well equipped studios.
Staff on the course
The MA Film Practice Course teaching staff mirrors the range of specialisms found within a professional film production team.
Course staff engage in on-going professional work and have an impressive depth of industry experience, together with a passionate commitment to education in film, to bringing on emerging artists; for creating a learning environment and an ethos that enables students to learn film practice and to achieve career progression and for learning on the job.
You can find out more about the experience and research interests of our teaching staff by exploring their profiles below.
PhD by Creative Practice, Filmmaking Diploma, PGDip in Journalism, MA History
Jonathan became Course Leader of the BA (Hons) Film Production course at AUB in April, 2017. He is also a filmmaker and Senior Lecturer in Documentary. He recently completed a PhD by Creative Practice at the University of York. Prior to his film and academic career, Jonathan worked as a news journalist on a number of national newspaper titles.Full profile
Your Interview and Portfolio
As part of your application, we’d like to see a portfolio of your work. You can find out more about what this should include by downloading our portfolio guidelines here.