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MAFilm Studies

University of Essex United Kingdom, Colchester
Tuition fee £14,950.00 per year
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Overview

Explore and make creative connections between film analysis and film practice.

Our course has a distinctive focus on international, alternative, and documentary cinemas, while also providing a solid foundation in key elements of film history and theory, including Hollywood. This critical appraisal of such a wide range of genres gives you a solid understanding of what makes film work well, enabling you to improve your own production skills in camerawork, editing, lighting, screenwriting and production management.

You gain a strong sense of independent filmmaking practice, and learn to apply your academic knowledge of film through exploring topics including:

- The formal, social, cultural and political dimensions of films from both within and beyond Hollywood
- Fiction film production, including pre-production, camera, lighting and sound
- Classics of the documentary form , docufictions and mockumentaries
- Collective and individual filmmaking projects
- Storyboarding and editing

You also benefit from a series of masterclasses conducted by invited industry professionals which focus on the craft of filmmaking: developing your technical understanding of cinematography, directing and editing/postproduction.

These also introduce you to potential employment routes and industry career pathways, from setting up your own production company, to identifying and tapping into distribution networks, and preparing and marketing your completed films.

We are ranked Top 20 in the UK (Times Good University Guide 2015), and three-quarters of our research is rated ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ (REF 2014).

Programme structure

Year 1

Dissertation: MA Film Studies
Research Methods in Literary and Cultural Analysis
Film and Video Production Workshop
Critical Moments in the Theory and History of Film
Adaptation (optional)
Advanced Film and Industry: Production and Industry (optional)
Documentary and the Avant-garde: Film, Video, Digital (optional)
Women Filmmakers (optional)

Career opportunities

A number of our Department of Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies graduates have gone on to undertake successful careers as scholars, university lecturers, teachers, publishers, journalists, arts administrators, theatre artistic directors, drama advisers, filmmakers, film editors and translators.

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Application start
Aug 1, 2017
Pre-deadline
May 1, 2018 23:59 (GMT)

This is a pre-deadline and we suggest to apply before this date

Primary deadline
Aug 1, 2017 23:59 (GMT)

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.