MA Film and Screen

University of Wolverhampton

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Full-time | City Campus | 12 months | 23-SEP-19
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  • Part-time | City Campus | 24 months | 23-SEP-19

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    4 (Drama, Dance & Cinematics)
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  • Qualification

    Master of Arts

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Course Summary

This highly-regarded taught programme offers the opportunity to engage in cross-disciplinary investigation of various aspects of cinema and moving image culture, and has diverse routes available via theoretical, vocational and practice-based perspectives to provide a uniquely flexible course. These routes allow students to combine vocational, theoretical and practice-based modules as preferred. There are practice-based options to undertake experimental and documentary film production, and scriptwriting.

What skills will you gain?

The course offers theoretical, vocational and practice-based options throughout and you will gain a broad range of academic, vocational and transferable skills that are vital to academic employability and to the screen industries, such as the ability to organise film festivals, present papers at conferences, and publish both journalistic film reviews and scholarly publications. Core modules include Teaching Film and Media which offers unique training for teachers and lecturers in Film and Media Studies, and Becoming an Academic whereby you will acquire a range of academic skills entailing, for example, the ability to write a journal article, academic book, and funding bids. As part of your MA programme, you will independently conduct a research project to a publishable standard, which will provide good opportunities for research-based writing in various contexts. You will also develop event management skills for academic events, such as film festival programming, film curation and the organisation of post-graduate symposia.

Career path

In addition to facilitating competence in a range of intellectual and social skills that will be advantageous to the majority of occupations, an MA in Film and Screen is academically relevant to careers in the arts and media, leading to employment in arts administration, film archiving, film and media research, film journalism, film festival management, lecturing and teaching. A specific and unique advantage of this course is a module enabling new lecturers to deliver Film Studies and Media to AS/A2 level. It also provides suitable grounding for doctoral research in film, television and film history.

Students will also achieve PgCert, PgDip and University Statement of Credit University Statement of Credit awards in this course.

Tuition Fees

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£6,250 per year

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Fees are for the academic year only, any subsequent years may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.

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About this University

The University of Wolverhampton focuses on putting students first. The three main teaching campuses in the Midlands offer a wide range of courses – many accredited by prestigious professional bodies. As the University of Opportunity, it also offers courses with partners nationwide, bringing its teaching to students' doorsteps.


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