Saturday, 11 February 2012

MA interest change

Change in MA decision
 Due to my works main theme shift in my work into human relationships with animals my MA interest shifted into wanted to do Wildlife documentary. This will incorporate all interests of animals, working in digital media and working in a creative environment

MA Wildlife Documentary Production

  • MA (one year full-time)
3 good reasons to study Wildlife Documentary Production at Salford:
  • Enhance your career prospects in wildlife video and film production
  • Master class series with eminent practitioners
  • Develop creative and technical skills in producing wildlife documentary films based on scientific understanding of wildlife behaviour.
91% of Media, Music and Performance postgraduates go on to employment and/or further study within six months of graduating
DLHE 2009 and 2010
You will make a number of wildlife films through research, scriptwriting and production, throughout the duration of the course. The course is delivered through lectures, team-based projects, and case studies. Visiting external professionals with links to the television industry will contribute to the teaching in master classes. There is an extensive programme of field trips, including individual and group projects to a range of different habitats. You will work on a range of specialist techniques including long-lens and time-lapse photography, alongside close-up sound recording. We put emphasis on professional practice with project outcomes meeting scientific scrutiny, and both exhibition and broadcast standards.

MA Wildlife Documentary Production

  • International students can apply
Relevant undergraduate honours degree normally at 2:1 or above.

Accreditation for Prior Experiential Learning (APEL)

We welcome applications from students who may not have formal/traditional entry criteria but whom have relevant experience or the ability to pursue the course successfully.
The Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) process could help you to make your work and life experience count. The APL process can be used for entry onto courses or to give you exemptions from parts of your course.
Two forms of APL may be used for entry: the Accreditation of Prior Certificated Learning (APCL) or the Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL).

Suitable For

Graduates who have a passion for using video documentary techniques to communicate scientific knowledge about wildlife and the environment. The programme will provide students with a unique interdisciplinary interaction between sciences and creative arts.

Applicant profile

Our students are accepted from three backgrounds:
  • Science and specifically biological science graduates
  • Graduates with a degree in media, in particular film and video production
  • Applicants with proven interest in wildlife documentary. A body of work can demonstrate this: short video films or stills photography portfolio.
Graduate applicants should have a minimum second-class degree, preferably an upper second or better. Applicants will be interviewed and should be able to supply references if requested.
The majority of past students have found jobs in the television industry. Examples include:
  • Ex-students are working for the BBC Natural History Unit as researchers and assistant producers.
  • Ex-students are working for ITV, producing short films from their wildlife images catalogue
  • A student is working as an assistant cameraman for a leading wildlife independent company
  • One student is working as a producer for Portuguese TV
  • Other graduates have jobs as field assistants (currently working in the arctic on a major wildlife film), runners and film librarians
  • A student is making web-based programmes for Cornwall TV
  • All are connected with wildlife and nature film-making
Cost: £4,500

Cheap course
Move away
Creative environment
Need to get a good portfolio/ film reel
APL take into account life experiences and interests – my degree was about the animal and I’ve done a lot of research involving zoos etc.

I’ve used documentary techniques in my degree

Extremely interested

Fantastic career opportunities

Ill still need to save about £24,000 but the course costs are cheaper which is a bonus.
A lot of the Cons that my previous MA choice had still apply to this one

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