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Course summary

As part of this course, you’ll: • Develop the expertise and critical awareness to pursue a career in the diverse areas of contemporary film curation and exhibition, whether within the industry or the field of research • Explore the theory behind programming, archiving and film exhibition • Learn through case studies including cinemas, art galleries and festivals in classroom-based modules Placements A range of placements with industry partners including The Tetley, a leading centre for contemporary art, and Leeds International Film Festival, will allow you to see arts and film exhibition in action. These opportunities will enable you to develop the practical skills to successfully curate and exhibit films. A diverse career You’ll have the expertise to work in areas such as: • Museum curation • Arts curation • Festival management • Exhibition and distribution both theatrical and online • Cinema programming Northern Film School As a student on this course, you’ll join the Northern Film School, one of the best-known film and television schools in the UK. Our staff and students have been making innovative and award-winning films for more than 25 years. In this collaborative environment, you’ll work alongside filmmaking students, and share ideas and inspiration with fellow creatives. Build your professional network You’ll have the opportunity to build your networks through film festival visits and on-campus events at the university. Previous students have visited CineYouth Film Festival in Chicago and have shown their work at Sheffield DocFest. Our academic staff have premiered their films at FrightFest. Industry visitors and alumni will visit and share their professional experiences. Film across Yorkshire Leeds is also home to the Leeds International Film Festival and York hosts the BFI recognised international Aesthetica Short Film Festival. You’ll have ample opportunity to experience how a professional event is run.


Entry requirements

Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. All applicants will be required to submit a portfolio to evidence an aptitude for the subject. Your portfolio may include your final year degree projects in detail and can also include edited work from the rest of your education where you think there is something relevant. We are keen to see how creatively you have spent your career to date so please also include any professional work and clearly explain your role and the project. The portfolio needs to be in chronological order. Please make sure that your work is clearly described and referenced. Do not put in everything you have ever done, edit with a critical eye. All suitable candidates will be required to attend an interview. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional.


English language requirements

All applicants should satisfy our University English language requirements.


Fees and funding

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Film Curation & Exhibition at Leeds Beckett University - UCAS