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Film & Visual Culture and History of Art MA (Hons)

University of Aberdeen

Key Information

Course duration: 4 Years

Mode of study: Full time

Qualification: Master of Arts (with Honours) - MA (Hons)

Subject Ranking

Ranked 5th for Drama, Dance & Cinematics (View subject table)

  • Entry Standards
    Entry Standards

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    173
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    4.04 / 5.00

Applying

UCAS Course Code: WV63

15 January

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Entry Requirements

Qualification Detailed advice
GCE A-level: BBB For First Year Entry a minimum of 3 A Levels at BBB or 4 AS at AABB.For Second Year Entry a minimum of an A in the subject selected for Single Honours plus BB, or AB in the subjects selected for Joint Honours plus a further B.GCSE in English or English Language is also required.
SQA Higher: AABB Minimum of 4 Highers at AABB obtained at a single sitting or 3 Advanced Highers at BBB. Those seeking to qualify over two sittings will be expected to exceed this minimum.Also required: English at Standard Grade 1, 2 or 3 or National 5 at Grades A, B or C.
SQA Advanced Higher: ABB Second year entry may be possible in most school based subjects. A minimum of ABB overall in Adv Higher is required. Adv Higher at A in the subject selected for Single Honours or AB in the subject selected for Joint Honours.

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Fees

Home students: £9,250 per year
EU students: £1,820 per year
Overseas students: £15,300 per year

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The Course

Summary

Film & Visual Culture and History of Art at Aberdeen adds another dimension to your rigorous training in the history and theory of the moving image in the 21st century. You will study buildings, sculptures, drawings, paintings, prints, decorative and industrial arts from all periods at Scotland’s top-rated university for the impact of its research in the history of art. You will gain the skills to open up a range of exciting career options.Our unique Film and Visual Culture programme combines close analysis of visual objects and artefacts – analogue and digital, moving and still, underground and mainstream – with theories of visual representation, production and circulation. You will gain specialist knowledge and skills in the academic study of cinema, with an emphasis on building analytical skills in research and critical writing. You will also have the opportunity to develop skills in digital video production and web design.You will complement this with extensive specialised knowledge of the history of painting, sculpture, architecture and the decorative arts in Europe and North America from the Middle Ages to the present day. You will study in buildings centuries old, yet with the most modern teaching and technology, inspired by teachers and researchers whose specialist areas range from Pictish art, medieval architecture, Italian Baroque painting, early modern prints, and Scottish and British painting from the 17th to 20th centuries.Your specialist skills make you ideally placed to enter the art gallery and museum sectors, arts education, publishing and journalism, or fine art conservation. You will also gain transferable skills, including teamwork, time management, personal initiative and highly developed enquiry, analytical and presentational skills ideally suited to a range of careers.

Start Dates

  • 2 September 2019 at Main Site

University of Aberdeen

University League Table Ranking: 28th

The University of Aberdeen is the fifth oldest university in the UK, with a beautiful medieval campus dating back to 1495. The university attracts international academics and students at all levels of study, both on campus and via distance learning. It offers one of the largest medical campuses in Europe,...

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Postal Address

School of Language and Literature
University of Aberdeen
University Office
Regent Walk King's College
Aberdeen
AB24 3FX
SCOTLAND

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