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Film: Theory and Practice MA

Key information
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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Film / Video Production Film Studies

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This course will give you a sophisticated understanding of films as systems of meaning. Studies cover areas such as film-making, historical cinema, screenwriting and narrative. The course will advance your knowledge of: the musculature of cinematography and editing, the nerve system of narrative conventions, authorship, genre, power, aesthetics, stardom and nationality. You can specialise in areas of film theory, or in film practice. Film practice includes screenwriting, film-making and cinema management.

You will develop your own scholarly approaches to film through exploring a range of positions in film studies, and a range of historical periods and national/transnational cinemas. By the end of the course you will have acquired knowledge of a range of analytical and theoretical principles in film studies and an array of national/transnational cinemas, including: British, Chinese, French, American, North African and Spanish and Latin American. If you choose to work in film production you will usually have a finished film within 12 weeks.

The study of film has a long history at Newcastle. Our community of film scholars share specialisms in: film genre; film stardom; gender and ethnic identities in cinema and writing on film. Our research interests also range widely in Anglophone, French, Hispanic, East Asian and Middle Eastern cinemas. You take modules to advance your knowledge of the dense texture underpinning film meaning and develop your skills in handling narrative conventions, authorship, genre, power, aesthetics, stardom and nationality, isolating the forces at work in the production and consumption of films.

Different course options

Full time | Newcastle University | 12 months | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

12 months

Start date

SEP

Modules

This module aims to provide a broad-ranging introduction to historical and theoretical approaches to cinema for students new to Film Studies; to extend the knowledge of historical and theoretical approaches to cinema for students with a background in Film Studies and to provide a solid grounding in key methodologies in Film studies.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£7,410

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£17,370

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students should have a 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in film, media studies or a related subject such as: English, modern languages, history, sociology, art or psychology. We will also consider applicants with a degree in a different subject alongside relevant professional experience, such as film journalism or teaching in film.

University information

Newcastle University is a world-leading university, advancing knowledge, providing creative solutions and solving global problems. The university is a founding member of the prestigious Russell Group, one of 24 leading research-intensive UK universities. In recent years, Newcastle University has developed a presence in three similarly vibrant and globally-connected locations – London, Singapore and Malaysia. These provide both a global...more