Film Distribution and Marketing – MA
Attendance Full Time
Shoot into the film industry with the world’s first Master’s degree in film distribution and marketing. Available as a one-year intensive full-time course, our MA Film Distribution and Marketing has been designed with industry to reflect the growing need for entrepreneurial producers, marketers and distribution experts.
Graduates from this course have secured roles with companies such as Koch Media (Germany), Kaleidoscope Films (UK), GFM Films (UK) and Red Arrow Media (Europe). You will have an opportunity to experience work placements during the course with previous placements including major industry players such as FilmNation (US) and Sony Picture Classics (US).
What’s covered in the course?
Taught by an industry experienced team, including Oscar-nominated producer, Lee Thomas, and film industry expert, Eugenio Triana, you’ll develop the strategic skills needed to apply new and emergent models of film financing and market and engage audiences in a competitive, fast changing global entertainment business.
This Master’s course, part of NTI Birmingham’s Film Futures programme, examines old and new business models spanning all aspects of the film development cycle.
The course embraces advances in technology, digital communication channels and opportunities to monetise content across a variety of platforms outside traditional cinema.
During the course, you will receive intensive tuition from industry professionals before working to create and deploy strategies for projects around development and pitching, financing and pitching to investors, and distribution and marketing campaigns – all under the guidance of mentors.
As well as this, you’ll get to work on real film projects ranging from low- to no-budget esoteric art house through to more commercially ambitious genres and across all stages of a film’s life cycle – from development to production to distribution. During the course previous students have worked with companies including New Yorker Films, New Wave Films, Kaleidoscope Films and the Taiwan Film Institute.
Additionally, Film Futures students will study in BCU’s new £260 million City Campus facilities.
“I have learned so much about the industry throughout this Master’s program. It has provided me with exceptional opportunities throughout. I am very fortunate to have been a part of this program.” Matt Greenberg, Class of ’16
Why Choose Us?
- The course has been developed with film distribution companies, digital communication experts and film producers to ensure it provides the skills and knowledge needed for distributing and marketing films in the UK and overseas.
- There are great opportunities for internships, visiting film festivals and networking with producers and distributors. As part of your MA, you may (depending upon availability and module choices) be provided with a work placement opportunity with a film distribution company at Cannes Film Festival, the world’s leading movie market and festival.
- During the Cannes Film Festival previous students have worked for companies including GFM, Sony Pictures Classics, SC Films and Movie House Entertainment.
- Lecturers and tutors are professionals currently working in the industry. You will receive extensive support in developing employability skills, including CVs and online profiles.