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 methodologies before focusing on an area of personal academic interest.
You will take a core module, Screen Cultures and Methods, in which a number of staff will introduce key methodological approaches, and illuminate how an element of their own research can inform the theory under discussion. You then have the choice of three further optional modules taken over the first two terms. These may include: Cities and Landscapes in Film; Sound Cultures; Television History and Aesthetics; Film Criticism, Film Style; and Irony in Film. Finally, you will have the opportunity to pursue your own thematic interests through a dissertation and research presentations.
The programme includes dedicated sessions in Graduate Skills that will equip you with the necessary academic skills to excel in Master’s assignments and PhD applications. Our postgraduates have progressed into diverse and often creative roles in film and television production, journalism, marketing, archiving education and publishing. They have also found employment in the voluntary sector, and in major arts and cultural organisations.
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