Concentrating on the art of managing and marketing film, TV and digital media industry projects, this Masters programme teaches aspiring producers the essential creative, management, digital marketing, business and vocational skills essential for working within the media industry. The focus is on acquiring fundamental project management skills needed to oversee the life cycle of large creative projects.
Taught by established industry professionals, with close links to the UK media industry, and experienced Project Management professionals, this MA will suit highly motivated students who are seeking a Masters programme which combines the creative development process with the practical management and digital tools required to manage creative projects from conception to completion.
Structures of Broadcasting
Production Study 1
Introduction to Project Management
Information Technology and Project Management
Advanced Applied Project Management and Planning
Managing and Financing Projects in the TV and Film Industries
Digital Media Marketing: Mobile, Social Media & Strategy
Media Industries Report
Teaching and learning is mostly by means of lectures, seminar discussions, master classes, oral presentations, critical writing, guided independent research, problem solving exercises, guided independent study, coursework essays, practical equipment exercises, and a dissertation or media research project.
The basic strategies are to develop a wide-array of project management tools, techniques and analytical understandings, complimented by specific approaches and necessary skills in media management. This exposes students to an understanding of managing and financing film and television projects alongside developing a key set of abilities in the role marketing plays in media management. Students are given an understanding of UK media, particularly television, in relationship to a variety of different geographical and cultural contexts, in order to successfully apply those project management skills in global creative industries. Students’ interest and enthusiasm for the field is nurtured to develop their critical and communication skills, and their critical, research and project management skills.
Assessment of knowledge and understanding is undertaken through seminar presentations, writing exercises, and coursework essays. For the final course, Media Industries Report, each student will be responsible for their own report. Full details of the assessments for individual courses can be obtained from the Department of Media Arts and Centre for Professional Studies.
UK Upper Second Class Honours degree (2:1); or equivalent; Students with relevant professional or creative experience will also be considered.
Applicants must also submit an essay of up to 2000 words entitled "An analysis of the changes over the last five years in Media Management in one company or sector in your country."
Applicants are asked to outline any experience they have in the creative industries or in project management.
English language requirements:
IELTS score of 6.5 with 6.5 in writing and no sub-score below 5.5, for non-native English speaking applicants.
If you require Royal Holloway to sponsor your study in the UK, your IELTS must be with a UK government-approved Secure English Language Test (SELT).
International and EU entry requirements
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Students from overseas should visit the International pages for information on the entry requirements from their country and further information on English language requirements. Royal Holloway offers a Pre-Master’s Diploma for International Students and English language pre-sessional courses, allowing students the opportunity to develop their study skills and English language before starting their postgraduate degree.
Graduates from Media Arts MA programmes have successfully progressed into a wide range of professions which include film and television production and management, development, broadcasting, digital & social media marketing and strategy, film finance, literary representation, advertising, marketing and distribution, media law, the public sector, and teaching.
The Media Arts department is developing a strong research culture and has a growing number of Practice-based MPhil and PhD students. Further study to research degree level, ultimately leading to a PhD, is therefore one option. For more details on further learning and career opportunities please refer to the Careers & Employability Service.
The Centre for Professional Studies holds a 100% record for employment for UK/EU students with the vast majority becoming project managers in varying sectors. The Centre’s overseas students have enjoyed similar success with positions across a diverse range of industries including banking, automotive industries, mining, oil and gas and many others.
Home and EU students tuition fee per year 2017/18*: £8,300
Overseas students tuition fee per year 2017/18*: £15,800
Other essential costs**: TBC
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