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This interdisciplinary programme is taught by staff from a wide range of departments at UCL, all international experts in the field of Film Studies. Linguistic and cultural expertise informs our teaching on the filmmaking traditions of France, Italy, the Nordic countries, Russia and its neighbours, Spain and Latin America, and the USA. What and how will I learn? The programme, covering a wide variety of world cinemas and historical moments, is designed to provide students with advanced knowledge of both the history of cinema and its contemporary development, and with the skills, concepts, methods and theories required for the study of cinema at graduate level. Degree Structure Students undertake courses to the value of 180 credits. The programme consists of one core course (40 credits), four options (80 credits), a dissertation (60 credits) and a research methodology course (not credit bearing). Core Modules Moving Images: Aesthetics, Reception, Technology Dissertationreport All MA students undertake an independent research project which culminates in a dissertation of 12,000-15,000 words. Options Theories and Practices of Film The French New Wave Nordic Cinema: Contextualising Dreyer, Bergman and Dogme Spanish Film The Latin American Cinematic Tradition Italian Cinema and the City 1945-95 Post-Revolutionary Iranian Cinema Their Finest Hour and a Half: British Cinema in World War Two How to Make an 8-minute Documentary Crime Scenes Further details available on subject website: http:www.ucl.ac.ukfilmstudies The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars, tutorials, and film and video screenings. The core courses are assessed by essays and examinations, which together count for 20% of the final mark. Optional courses are assessed by essays (40%), and the dissertation makes up the final 40%. Why should I study this degree at UCL? Each year, we welcome students from all over the world to our Film Studies MA. Under the aegis of UCL's Centre for Intercultural Studies, students spend a year amongst a thriving, cross-disciplinary community of cinema scholars and research students. We have particular research strengths in film history, film theory, and in an exceptionally broad range of national and regional cinemas. UCL has made a major commitment to refurbishing its multimedia infrastructure for the study of film and related media. This includes building a significant collection of print and visual materials and new facilities for group teaching in video and DVD modes. Your future career Graduates from the MA in Film Studies have pursued various careers, including: academic research and teaching careers within media arts (writing, directing, editing) print and media journalism arts and museum management multimedia authoring and digital design film preservation and curating. First career destinations of recent graduates include: Barbican Centre: Arts Intern Athens International Film Festival: Programmer Continuum Books: Editorial Assistant Albion Films: Producer Shanghai Video Production: Chief Editor Phoenix Cinema: Arts Administrator Tribal DVD Company: Media Executive British Film Institute: Communications Co-ordinator London Film School: Assistant Film Editor BBC: Information Architect Film Flex: Website DeveloperResearch Assistant Entry Requirements A minimum of an upper second-class Honours degree in a relevant discipline from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. How to apply The last date for application for admission to the programme is normally 1 August of the year of study, but candidates are advised to apply much earlier. Please note that most deadlines for studentships fall in early Spring of the year of entry. Who can apply? The programme is suitable for students with a first degree in film studies or another relevant discipline who wish to develop an advanced understanding of the place of cinema in the world, either as a suitable foundation for further
This interdisciplinary programme is taught by staff from a wide range of departments at UCL, all international experts in the field of Film Studies. Linguistic and cultural expertise informs our teaching on the filmmaking traditions of France, Italy, the Nordic countries, Russia and its neighbours, Spain and Latin America, and the USA. What and how will I learn? The programme, covering a wide variety of world cinemas and historical moments, is designed to provide students with advanced kno...