Artists' Film and Moving Image at Goldsmiths, University of London - UCAS

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Course summary

This twelve-month, intensively taught practice-based Masters is aimed at artists and graduates working within the field of artists’ film and moving image who wish to develop their practice and professional networks with the support of Goldsmiths' Art Department and its uniquely high concentration of accomplished artist filmmakers.

  • The programme is centred on the individual experience and knowledge that each student brings, developing them as artists who want to innovate in the expanding field of moving image.
  • Students are challenged to synthesise the knowledge and understanding gained from its bespoke curriculum linking practice, theory and professional development into a reflective, informed and decisive approach to the intellectual, aesthetic, social and technical processes necessary to bring their individual artistic project in moving image or related media from idea to realisation.
  • The curriculum provides an integration of discursive and practical teaching and learning methods, facilitated by Goldsmiths staff and visiting lecturers. A lecture series addressing the histories, contexts and futures of artists’ moving image is complemented by practice-oriented seminars, workshops and master classes which offer in-depth explorations of individual practices, movements and strategies.
  • A principle concern that spans across the programme is a sustained consideration of the material display and discursive reception of artists' film and moving image within a gallery context and the agency of a pluralistic moving image in relation to the fixed plane of the cinematic or networked screen.
  • Benefitting from its location in London and strong affiliation with professional bodies and institutions, the programme emphasises professional development through bespoke mentoring and workshops led by leading professionals and study visits to film festivals, exhibitions and institutions.

Modules

The MA Artists’ Film & Moving Image programme is one full-time calendar year. We also have a two-year part-time option available to UK students (there are limited part-time spaces available). Students accepted onto the programme will already have outlined their key interests in their project proposal. It is from this starting point that you will be supported in developing your project through various teaching modes, including tutorials, seminar presentations, research skills training, workshops, mentoring and master classes with relevant professionals, which continue across the three terms of the programme. Teaching is largely constituted of student-centred learning, guided independent research and studio practice, taking place across the Autumn, Spring and Summer terms leading to a final degree exhibition in July. The remainder of the summer is meant for completion of the dissertation, which is submitted at the end of August. The programme has three core summative modules that run simultaneously. All parts of the programme are mandatory. There are no optional modules on the programme. Artists' Film Practice Artists' Film Research Portfolio Histories, Contexts and Futures of Artists' Film. What you will be expected to achieve You will be expected to complete a significant moving image project over the duration of the programme, which will be exhibited in a Final Degree Exhibition, alongside a Research Portfolio and a Dissertation. By working on and realising these three achievements you will develop a unique combination of practical, cognitive and analytical skills that will enable you to critically and constructively analyse your own practice in relation to a wider historical and contemporary context, and act upon this understanding through your practice and writing. You will be expected to integrate the various taught elements across the modules on the programme toward working independently to develop your project, and to engage with the opportunities afforded by the programme to develop your professional practice as artist filmmakers. You will develop a body of historical and theoretical knowledge that enables you to think and write critically about contemporary artists' film, exhibition strategies, distribution networks and its social and cultural contexts. Please note that due to staff research commitments not all of these modules may be available every year.

Assessment method

Students will be assessed by project presentations leading to three examination elements: Research Portfolio, Final Degree Exhibition, and Dissertation. All three elements must be passed to successfully complete the programme. The degree of MA Artists’ Film & Moving Image is awarded to students who have successfully passed all three elements of assessment.


Entry requirements

You should have – or expect to be awarded – an undergraduate degree of at least upper second class standard with a substantial fine art, film or moving image component, or can demonstrate an established creative practice appropriate to qualify for entry. Consideration will be given if you do not have an academic background but can demonstrate professional experience in this area and can show that you have the ability to work and study at postgraduate level. The programme draws applicants from around the world with diverse cultural backgrounds and experiences. We actively encourage these applications as well as those from mature learners who wish to broaden their creative knowledge base. You must apply with a developed idea for a moving image project that outlines the key interests and motivations for your practice-based research, as well as indicating and providing examples of any preparatory material you might have already produced. If English isn’t your first language, you will need an IELTS score (or equivalent English language qualification) of 6.5 with a 6.5 in writing and no element lower than 6.0 to study this programme.


Fees and funding

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Artists' Film and Moving Image at Goldsmiths, University of London - UCAS