We live in an increasingly visual world. Images have both power and currency in contemporary society, and play a central role in shaping the world around us. From TV and advertising to social media and film, images form a part of our everyday lives. The MLitt in Film, Visual Culture and Arts Management develops your critical skills to both sort through and contextualise the images surrounding us. This programme offers hands-on, real-life experience to prepare you for future study or work in the world of images. The MLitt in Film, Visual Culture and Arts Management offers a unique combination of research and practice. Students will learn and apply the main critical methods utilised in film and visual culture, and employ those methods in practice-based projects. The programme offers range of hands-on projects, including an opportunity to work in a local arts organisation and develop students individual portfolios to build a strong CV for work in the film and visual culture industry, as well as preparing them to go on to an academic career. This programme is ideal for those already working in the industry seeking further qualifications, or those new to the discipline seeking knowledge and experience.
The programme is delivered by means of seminars and workshops that are tutor- and student-led as appropriate. Students will complete independent and group work, and lead their own projects with the guidance and support of the course tutors. Those starting the degree in January should be advised that they will begin their studies in Semester 2. They will complete the dissertation (Semester 3) over the summer, and finish the programme with the Semester 1 selection of courses. Taught courses do not run in the summer. Students wishing to do their dissertation at the end of the programme should consider delaying their start to September.
Assessment methods include essays, reflections, journal entries, and practical work such as portfolios, films and photography. The MLitt also requires a 15,000-word dissertation (which can also include practical components).
How to apply
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Students are normally required to have a good 2.1 degree (or its equivalent) in a subject relevant to Film and Visual Culture, such as Anthropology, Art History, English, Film Studies, Media Studies, Modern Languages, Sociology or Theatre Studies, OR, an undergraduate degree plus relevant professional experience in the arts and humanities industry.
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6.5||Listening - 5.5 or above; Reading - 6.0 or above; Speaking - 5.5 or above; Writing - 6.0 or above.|
|TOEFL (iBT)||90||TOEFL DI code is 0818: Listening - 17 or above; Reading - 21 or above; Speaking - 20 or above; Writing - 21 or above.|
|PTE Academic||62||Listening - 59 or above; Reading - 59 or above; Speaking - 59 or above; Writing - 59 or above.|
|Institution's Own Test||Academic English Pre-sessional Programmes - Pass (valid for one year) OR Academic English Preparation Programme - Pass at Level Four (valid for one year).|
To study for a postgraduate degree at the University of Aberdeen it is essential that you can speak, understand, read, and write academic English fluently. These skills will allow you to understand lectures, produce high standards of written work, and perform well in examinations. We can assess your English language proficiency through a variety of means: through your nationality, through the qualifications you gained in high school, through the degree you undertook or are undertaking at university, or through a recognised English language test. Postgraduate Higher requirements are used by the Schools of Business; Divinity, History and Philosophy; Education; Language, Literature, Music and Visual Culture; Law; and Social Sciences. The MSc in Oil and Gas Enterprise Management and the MSc in Integrated Petroleum Geoscience also make use of the Postgraduate Higher requirements. Please note certification must be within the two years prior to commencement of your degree programme, unless otherwise stated.
Please use the checklist at the following webpage to determine how you can meet our English language requirements:
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