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MA Documentary Filmmaking

MA Documentary Filmmaking is an eighteen month course where students evolve films based upon real lives and experience. They are encouraged to explore issues and stories that they care about, and to find ways to communicate that passion to their audiences.  It challenges students on imaginative, aesthetic and technical levels, propelling them to build on their past skills and develop new ones.  The course widens awareness of the documentary industry, with the aim that both graduating films and students are on the trajectory to join it.

The course goes from strength to strength.  For their graduation film, each student on the course is challenged to explore a subject close to their heart and present a story, a portrait or a filmic musing about real life. In the extraordinary year of Covid, this year's graduating cohort returned to their individual homes in Portugal, India and North America to film a collection of highly personal and intimate films made by committed and insightful sole filmmakers.