Discover more about postgraduate studies at Anglia Ruskin

Published: 15 March 2011 at 13:20

Channel 4 backs new MA course in Film and Television Production

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Anglia Ruskin University is running a special event on 22 March for anyone interested in postgraduate courses, vocational qualifications and research opportunities.

The event, which will be held at Anglia Ruskin’s Cambridge campus, will give people the opportunity to talk to course leaders and directors from the Faculty of Education, Faculty of Science & Technology, Faculty of Arts, Law & Social Sciences, Ashcroft International Business School and the Faculty of Health & Social Care.

Anglia Ruskin’s postgraduate courses boast an excellent employment rate. According to the recent Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey, 89% of respondents who had studied a postgraduate course at Anglia Ruskin reported being in employment, compared to a national figure of 84%.

Prospective students will also be able to learn about courses that are being offered for the first time, including Anglia Ruskin’s new one-year MA in Film and Television Production.

The course, which begins in September, will focus on factual programming such as documentaries and educational television. Students will learn how to produce broadcast-standard films, how to research audiences and the financial and commercial aspects of programme making necessary to become a successful producer.

The MA in Film and Television Production is being run in partnership with Channel 4 and will include lectures and seminars with their business and editorial staff. 4Rights, the commercial arm of Channel 4, will make funds available to develop student proposals which it considers justify investment.   

Dr David Hoyle, the Pathway Leader for Film and Television, said:

“We’re delighted that Channel 4 and 4Rights have kindly offered to support our new MA in Film and Television Production.  Having inputs and insights from experts at the heart of the TV world is a massive bonus for our students. And 4Rights’ kind offer to provide development funding for students whose work they consider worthy of investment is a huge benefit for this degree.”

The postgraduate information event – which will also feature a finance talk explaining what sources of funding are available, where to look for additional sources of income while studying and tips about how to make the most of your money as a student – begins at 4.30pm and you can register by visiting or by phoning 0845 271 3333.

Encouraging prospective postgraduate students to register, Anglia Ruskin’s Education Liaison Officer, Marc Rothera, said:

“Whether you’re studying to improve your job prospects, to change career or simply to pursue a subject you really love and want to study further, you should come along and find out more.”