University of Dundee

Film Studies (MLitt) (Taught) University of Dundee Degree level: Postgraduate


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Course summary

This course will expand your appreciation of the medium in terms of its history, formal properties, and its relationships with other art forms. There is a particular focus on authorship and adaptation, as well as the transition from script to screen, drawing on an extensive collection of unpublished script material.

Course details


Approaches to film studies (theory, criticism and archives); English studies dissertation; approaches to literary and visual culture; approaches to film adaptation; the cinema of John Huston (adaptation and authorship); 2 British auteurs (Ken Russell and John Boorman); the writer-director in American film; Joyce and the cinema; comics and film; film and theatre; the literature of Hollywood

Assessment method

Assessment is through extended essays and a dissertation.

How to apply

International applicants

The programme approaches film both from the point of view of the medium and the industry, and as an international phenomenon. Knowledge of films from one country is often very relevant to film production in other countries.

Entry requirements

Students will normally be expected to have a 2:1 honours degree in Film Studies, English or a related discipline. Applicants with alternative qualifications and/or relevant experience may also be considered. Please check our website for English language requirements.

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University of Dundee

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Dr Brian Hoyle

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