MA ETHNOGRAPHIC AND DOCUMENTARY FILM (PRACTICAL)
This unique MA programme is based out of UCL but run by leading film practitioners, ensuring that students not only receive the highest-quality, practice-based learning, but do so in a top-level university research environment. The core of the programme is focused on on the practical production of non-fiction film, alongside the provision of a firm understanding of theory and film history.
Students will produce three documentary films in various modes to build a diverse portfolio of work before producing a graduation film of 15-25 minutes in length.
There are a choice of four studios offered by the MA in Ethnographic and Documentary Film Practice: ‘Cinematic Non-Fiction’, ‘Broadcast Documentary’, ‘Cinematic Reportage’ and ‘Immersive Factual Storytelling (VR/AR)’. Studios 1, 2 and 3 are taught by Lasse Johansson, James Price, Lucy Sandys-Winsch, Dieter Deswarte along with Senior Tutors Sandhya Suri and Richard Alywn, . Studio 4 is led by Dinah Lammiman (BBC) and Jayisha Patel (Notes to my Father), with the assistance of their interdisciplinary team (Rafael Kino, Anatole Sloan, Jeremiah Ambrose and Axel Drioli)
Every student is assigned a personal mentor to guide them through the conception, production and completion of their final graduation film. This year's mentors include Penny Woolcock, Richard Alwyn, Sophie Fiennes, Xiaolu Guo and Grant Gee.
Students will have their own camera equipment provided throughout as well as access to three dedicated Mac Editing suites and one PC suite (for the VR studio).
Several part-scholarships are available. Awards of £3,500 will be awarded for the 2018/2019 academic year for EU and UK nationals for Studios 1,2 and 3 and £4,000 for Studio 4 (VR/AR). Each application will be means tested. For further information on the course, scholarships and tutors, including how to apply, visit the UCL website or contact firstname.lastname@example.org or please call 020 3108 6697.
Interview with Dominic Sivyer from the graduating class of 2016. Dominic is now part of the prestigious BBC documentaries new directors initiative.