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MA Film and Television Production portfolio guide

How to put together a personal statement for your course

Please note:

The application form for the Master’s includes a Personal Statement, where you should briefly describe the project idea you wish to work on.

This course develops skills in one or across the following narrative media: film, TV, radio/audio, new media/ web, print.

What to include in your portfolio

As there are many creative avenues you can take on this project-based degree, we don’t prescribe an ‘ideal’ portfolio. We expect applicants to come from many backgrounds. Indeed, we consider that is a strength of the course.

To guide you, your application portfolio should showcase your extensive experiences in film, TV, and new media. Some portfolio work examples could be:

  • Documentary film
  • Fiction film
  • TV production (documentary, magazine programs, multi-camera drama)
  • Websites (particularly non-linear (hypertext) stories)
  • Audio projects
  • Still photography
  • Scripts (either fiction or non-fiction)
  • Storyboards
  • Treatments
  • Filmed Adverts
  • Supporting production files explaining your creative approach/activity, and your working methods

You may also include written research papers, such as an undergraduate dissertation.

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