Film and Television Studies at University of Warwick - UCAS

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Course summary

The MA in Film and Television Studies at the University of Warwick has led graduates into diverse and creative roles within a wide range of industries. Warwick's Department of Film and Television Studies has a worldwide reputation for the quality of its teaching and research within the fields of film and television aesthetics, history and theory. Course overview Film and Television Studies at Warwick is regarded as one of the finest in the world and offers an unparalleled training in audio-visual literacy, an increasingly valuable attribute in today’s world. Our MA in Film and Television Studies is not the same as Media Studies, Communications Studies or Journalism Studies. We offer modules which make more use of the kinds of methodologies employed in the study of English Literature, History and Art History rather than those practised in the sociological analysis of communications industries. This is a theoretical course and we do not offer any training in the skills of practical filmmaking. Drawing on the internationally recognised expertise of our academics, primarily in the areas of Film and Television aesthetics, history and theory, this course enables you to familiarise yourself with key disciplinary issues and topics, and to prepare for application for PhD, if desired. Later in the course, you have the opportunity to focus on an area of personal academic interest in your final dissertation.


Core modules Screen Cultures and Methods This core module aims to explore significant methodologies and conceptual frameworks which are central to the study of audio-visual media. The module will engage with issues concerning: textual analysis, theoretical paradigms and the historiography of film and then television. The module provides a grounding in key concepts and methods, but will also encourage an advanced level of reflection on the key areas addressed. The module is taught through a combination of screenings, presentations, reading and discussion. Dissertation The core dissertation module provides training and supervision for independent study, leading to a 15,000 word written project. Optional modules Optional modules can vary from year to year. Example optional modules may include: Ecocinema Film Cultures Film and Social Change Film Criticism, Film Style History and Memory in Italian Cinema Horror and the Gothic Special Topics in Film and Television Issues in Documentary Postcolonial Film Sound Cultures Global Visions Television History and Aesthetics

Assessment method

A combination of assessed essays and a 15,000 word dissertation.

Entry requirements

**Minimum requirements** 2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in an adjacent subject. All applicants are asked to provide us with a sample piece of written work of around 1,500-3,000 words (preferably, though not necessarily, on a film/TV-related subject) and a short (c. 200-300 words) description of the kind of research topic(s) they would be interested in studying for the mandatory 15,000 word dissertation undertaken by our students on the MA in Film and Television Studies. For a speedier decision on your application, we advise you to provide us with these supplementary documents when you apply and the documents can be uploaded to your application. **English language requirements** You can find out more about our English language requirements. This course requires the following: Band B IELTS overall score of 7.0, minimum component scores of two at 6.0/6.5 and the rest at 7.0 or above. International qualifications We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications. **Additional requirements** There are no additional entry requirements for this course.

Fees and funding

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Additional fee information

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Sponsorship information

Arts and Humanities Research Council.

Film and Television Studies at University of Warwick - UCAS