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Study production abroad

An in-depth guide to studying production as an international student.

Production degrees abroad

A degree in production will give you the skills you’ll need to take on roles in film, television and other media production. You can study a wide range of production programs covering things like music and theater, but many programs focus on the film and television industry.

As a production student, you need to have a strong passion for storytelling and filmmaking. You will develop skills in filming and editing, while building on your research and analysis skills. The best production programs will give you a mix of technical production skills and theoretical knowledge.

Countries all over the world offer film production programs, and by studying abroad you’ll get a unique perspective on the subject. Every country has a different approach to filmmaking, so as an international student you'll have a great opportunity to broaden your experience and knowledge.

Production program structure

You can study for a range of production qualifications at undergraduate level, including diplomas, certificates and BAs. At bachelor’s level, you will study production over three or four years, and if you attend a university in the US, you can choose production as a major or minor concentration.

At postgraduate level, you can study an MA, MSc or PgDp (Postgraduate Diploma) in production or production-related subjects. Which qualification is right for you will depend on where you are in your education or career, and what precise area of production you want to study.

Production programs usually including a large amount of practical classes and workshops where you can hone your skills and gain experience using the latest equipment. You will also learn through lectures and seminars, and many programs will include placements where you’ll get the opportunity to put the skills you’ve learned into practice.

The precise program content and curriculum you will study will depend on the course you choose to take. It will also vary depending on the country and university you study at, but some common production modules include:

  • Storytelling
  • Scriptwriting
  • Cinematography
  • Production design
  • Sound and camera
  • Digital practice
  • Film and TV industry
  • Pre-production
  • Post-production

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Production study abroad programs

Production undergraduate programs

Bachelor's in production

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    Advertising and Mass Communication (Multimedia Production) - BSc Texas State University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    18,929 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 18,929 USD

    Start date
    January, August
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    Animal and Diary Science, emphasis in production and management - BSc Eastern New Mexico University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    8,128 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 8,128 USD

    Start date
    January, August
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    Animation Production - BA (Hons) Arts University Bournemouth, UK

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    23,554 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,950 GBP

    Start date
    October
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    Apparel Merchandising, Design and Production Management (Apparel Merchandising Option) - BSc Auburn University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    32,220 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 32,220 USD

    Start date
    January, May, August
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    Audio Production - BA American University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    50,542 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 50,542 USD

    Start date
    January, August
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Associate in production

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    Agriculture Production & Mangement - AASc Lake Land College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    13,500 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 13,500 USD

    Start date
    January, June, August
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    Animation Production - AA College of the Canyons, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    10,000 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 10,000 USD

    Start date
    August, February, June
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    Biomanufacturing Production - ASc Laney College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    7,950 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 7,950 USD

    Start date
    August, January, June
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    Restaurant Production (Transfer Degree) - AASc South Seattle College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    9,687 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 9,687 USD

    Start date
    September, January, April, June
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    Screen and Media Production - AASc RMIT University, Australia

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    21,922 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 29,760 AUD

    Start date
    February, July
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Diploma in production

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    Advanced Visual FX: Virtual Production - Dip Bow Valley College, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    53,577 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 66,996 CAD

    Start date
    January
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    Theatre Arts - Production - UGDip Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    12,325 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,412 CAD

    Start date
    September
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    Horticulture Technology: Sustainable Production Horticulture Specialization - UGDip Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    17,100 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 21,383 CAD

    Start date
    September, January, May
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    Music Industry (Sound Production), Advanced - AdvDip RMIT University, Australia

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    15,101 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 20,500 AUD

    Start date
    February, July
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    Technical Production for the Performing Arts Industry - AdvDip Sheridan College, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    15,584 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 19,487 CAD

    Start date
    September
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Certificate in production

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    Digital Design & Production - Cert College of the Desert, USA
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    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    7,368 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 7,368 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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    Livestock Production - Cert Lake Land College, USA

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    13,500 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 13,500 USD

    Start date
    January, June, August
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    Performance and Production for Video, Broadcast and Digital Cinematography - Cert Laney College, USA

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    7,950 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 7,950 USD

    Start date
    August, January, June
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    Restaurant Production - Cert South Seattle College, USA

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    9,687 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 9,687 USD

    Start date
    September, January, April, June
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    Video Arts Level II: Editing & Post Production - Cert Berkeley City College, USA

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    7,950 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 7,950 USD

    Start date
    August, January, June
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Pathway in production

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    Music Performance & Production (Foundation) - FD Leeds Beckett University, UK

    Program type
    Undergraduate pathway
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    15,147 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 10,900 GBP

    Start date
    January, September
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Production graduate programs

Master's in production

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    Animation Production - MA Arts University Bournemouth, UK

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    25,707 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 18,500 GBP

    Start date
    February, October
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    Editing and Post Production - MA London South Bank University, UK

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    19,149 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 13,780 GBP

    Start date
    September
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    Electronic Media Production - MA Central Michigan University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    15,300 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,300 USD

    Start date
    May, August
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    Film: Media Production - MFA University of Regina, Canada

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    10,929 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 13,666 CAD

    Start date
    September
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    Literature: Screen Production - MLitt University of Auckland, New Zealand

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    25,240 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 36,086 NZD

    Start date
    July, February
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Doctorate in production

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    Production and Manufacturing Engineering - PhD London South Bank University, UK

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    19,149 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 13,780 GBP

    Start date
    January, February, March, April, May, June, September, October, November, December
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Diploma in production

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    Communication Studies: Screen Production - PGDip Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    23,588 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 33,724 NZD

    Start date
    January, February
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    Theatre Arts - Technical Production - OCDip Fanshawe College, Canada

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    14 months
    Annual tuition fee
    13,637 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 17,052 CAD

    Start date
    September
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Certificate in production

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    Costume Production - OCGCert Fanshawe College, Canada

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    18 months
    Annual tuition fee
    9,948 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 12,440 CAD

    Start date
    September
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Future production careers

A degree in production will open up a host of exciting and creative opportunities in a wide range of industries. Some of the most popular roles for production graduates include:

  • Film/video editor
  • Film director
  • Lighting technician
  • Media producer
  • Screenwriter
  • Broadcast researcher
  • Broadcast journalist
  • Showrunner

Careers in film and TV are still a common route for production graduates, but new opportunities are also available in other sectors that need moving images for their websites, social media platforms and adverts.

Use your time at university to build up your experience both inside and outside of the classroom. Joining related student clubs and organizations is a great way to hone your skills, and show future employers your passion and dedication.