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MA/Postgraduate Diploma in Film Studies: Theory and Practice (full-time or part-time), MA

University of Galway, Ireland

University of Galway

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About MA/Postgraduate Diploma in Film Studies: Theory and Practice (full-time or part-time), MA - at University of Galway

The MA in Film Studies: Theory and Practice is a pioneering programme that prepares students for a range of careers in film, screenwriting and media-related areas. Film today offers a broad mix of employment opportunities, including in academia, film and media industries, and in film/creative arts administration. This programme combines a strong academic focus on the theoretical and historical study of film, with modules addressing screenwriting, digital film practice, film education and film festival curation. The programme has close connections with PALAS- Galway's award-winning arthouse cinema as well as the annual Galway Film Fleadh.

This programme allows students to pursue either an academic-focused pathway or a practice-based approach to film, including the possibility of completing a feature-length screenplay during the academic year.
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Applications are made online via the University of Galway Postgraduate Applications System.
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Assessments on the programme are designed to develop students' writing and presentation skills, as well as their ability to undertake individual and group work and to critically assess their own work and that of their peers. Assessments include essays, presentations, and blog or journal postings, as well as exercises in digital practice, module design and festival curation. Students have the opportunity to specialise in a particular aspect of the programme through a 16,000-18,000 word minor dissertation OR a practice-based project consisting of a video essay accompanied by a 7,000-word dissertation, which is submitted in early August.

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