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Film and Screen Media with Film Programming and Curating (MA)

Film and Screen Media with Film Programming and Curating (MA)

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Full time | Birkbeck, University of London | 1 year | 04-OCT-21

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

04-OCT-21

Key information
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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Film Studies Art Curation Computer Programming Languages: R Film / Video / Television Production

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Our MA Film and Screen Media with Film Programming and Curating explores the history, development and interaction of film, television and other screen media. The programme encourages you to explore a wide variety of screen media in historical, sociological, aesthetic and anthropological terms and in a variety of cultural and national contexts. You can also explore film programming and curating and choose to specialise in areas including film in museums and galleries, audiovisual archival practices, and exhibitions.

You can thus personalise your MA studies and specialise in areas of film and screen media that match your intellectual interests and career goals, while a work placement option allows you to gain practical experience that may enhance your career prospects.

The programme is unique in its combination of world-class, rigorous postgraduate study with creative and practical opportunities. Some of the option modules, including the two-month work placement module, can help you stand out in a competitive job market and further your career in the media, creative and cultural industries. The programme will also prepare you for advanced research at MPhil/PhD level if you wish to continue studying.

This programme has three other pathways: MA Film and Screen Media, MA Film and Screen Media (with Study Abroad) and MA Film and Screen Media (with Television).

ASSESSMENT

Assessment is an integral part of your university studies and usually consists of a combination of coursework and examinations, although this will vary from course to course - on some of our courses, assessment is entirely by coursework. The methods of assessment on this course are specified below under 'Methods of assessment on this course'. You will need to allow time to complete coursework and prepare for exams.

CAREERS AND EMPLOYABILITY

Graduates go in to careers in film and television companies, museums and galleries, arts administration and education. Possible professions include arts administrator, museum or gallery curator, or teacher. This degree may also be useful in becoming a programme researcher or television/film/video producer.

We offer a comprehensive Careers Service to help you advance your career, while our in-house, professional recruitment consultancy, Birkbeck Talent, works with London’s top employers to help you gain work experience that fits in with your evening studies.

Modules

The research project is intended to enhance the historical and theoretical aspects of the course with the analysis of an aspect of contemporary media culture and industry. It should involve an element of empirical research and combine an analysis of contemporary media practice with theorisation. You will develop a question or hypothesis to guide the process of research, and identify a case history, or selected examples, to illustrate and extend the original question.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£8,820

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£16,020

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

A second-class honours degree in a relevant subject. As part of the application process, you are required to complete a 700-1000-word written exercise discussing how you would programme for an audience a film or television programme you have recently seen. Successful candidates will be invited to attend an interview.

University information

Based in the heart of London, Birkbeck has established a reputation for providing its postgraduate students with an engaging, exciting learning experience, and positive feedback from its community of professional alumni is testimony to the university’s continued success. With a history that dates back almost 200 years, Birkbeck, University of London offers a unique learning experience which delivers a competitive program of nearly 300...more

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