Our innovative Film, Television and Moving Image MA builds on its prestigious heritage as one of the longest-running degree programmes of its kind in the UK. We aim to equip you with wide-ranging skills, knowledge and critical awareness to meet your career aspirations in sectors in which moving images play a central role. Our curriculum incorporates an exciting variety of learning and teaching activities designed to foster your capacity for researching and rigorously analysing different aspects of film, television and moving images. You’ll have the opportunity to develop key skills for communicating about and with moving images across a range of contexts and platforms. Although this is not a film production course, you can choose to have a broad-based learning experience in film, television and moving image, or specialise in moving image curation or screenwriting via our pathways. The core teaching team consists of members of the College of Design, Creative and Digital Industries. The course has close links with the Centre for Research and Education in Arts and Media (CREAM), the leading research centre in the UK for arts and design, whose members include internationally renowned filmmakers, film and television theorists and historians, and moving image artists and curators. To ensure that you develop the skill sets, the full range of critical awareness that is in demand, and to deliver an exciting learning experience for you, we combine research-enhanced teaching with classes delivered by film, television and moving image art professionals. The course combines core and optional taught modules. The design and delivery of our taught modules draw on CREAM’s research excellence in documentary, Asian and European cinema, moving image curation, and television history. The coursework requirements for some modules are research essays or a combination of research essays, presentations and research-informed content production for online platforms. Other modules require a broad range of research-informed professional modes of writing such as a pitch, a treatment, a screenplay, a curatorial proposal or an exhibition review. You’ll also undertake a substantial piece of independent research as a major part of your MA studies. To provide you with the flexibility to undertake a piece of independent research suited to your career aspiration, the final project module offers you the choice between writing a traditional dissertation or completing a theoretically-informed professional project such as a curating a film programme or moving image exhibition, writing and producing a series of themed blog posts, or writing a screenplay.
A minimum of an upper second class honours degree (2:1) or a lower second class honours degree (2:2) in a relevant degree or with relevant experience. In exceptional circumstances, we may consider candidates with relevant work experience and a lower undergraduate degree qualification. We welcome applications from candidates with a professional background in film, television, media, education, arts administration, or other related professional fields. Applicants are requested to submit a short essay of 400 words: 'Describe and analyse a short sequence of no more than 3 minutes from a film or television programme of your choice. How does the sequence contribute to the overall meaning of the work it is a part of?'. If your first language is not English you should have an IELTS 6.5 with 6.0 in writing and speaking. Applicants are required to submit two references.
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