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IMACS: International Master in Audiovisual and Cinema Studies (MLitt)

University of St Andrews

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  • Qualification

    MLitt - Master of Letters

  • Location

    University of St Andrews

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    06-SEP-21

  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

This two-year MLitt degree offers a unique opportunity to gain comprehensive training in film and media studies while participating in a network of 15 leading programmes in Europe and Canada.

Students enrolled in the programme spend two semesters at St Andrews, and the remaining two semesters at partner institutions.

Course information

The International Master in Audiovisual and Cinema Studies (IMACS) MLitt is a two-year taught programme run by the Department of Film Studies.

The programme approaches the study of film through a varied intellectual approach, exploring cinema in a global context. You will discover filmmaking cultures outside the canon and examine film through new cultural, theoretical and historical perspectives.

This is the only international MLitt in Film and Media Studies in Scotland and one of only two in the UK. The IMACS programme gives students access to 15 (including St Andrews) of the top film and media programmes in Europe and the top film studies programme in Francophone Canada.

The other institutions involved in this programme are:

  • Birkbeck College London
  • Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main
  • Ruhr-Universität Bochum
  • Universidad Pompeu Fabra Barcelona
  • Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
  • Università degli Studi di Udine
  • Università degli Studi Roma
  • Université Charles-de-Gaulle Lille
  • Université de Liège
  • Université de Montréal
  • Université de Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense
  • Universidade Federal de Juiz de For a
  • Université Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris
  • Universiteit van Amsterdam.

Highlights

  • IMACS offers a unique opportunity to obtain comprehensive training in film and media studies, while spending two semesters at institutions with strengths targeted to students' interests.
  • Film Studies receives regular visits from high-profile film scholars, critics and film industry personalities, ranging from Joe Russo to Jean-Michel Frodon, Patricio Guzmán to Gina Marchetti.
  • The Film Studies postgraduate community mixes MLitt and PhD students in friendly and collaborative ways.
  • Students collaborate closely with staff as all modules adopt research-led teaching, exploring the latest developments and research within the discipline.

Careers

A Film Studies degree opens doors to many careers including academia, creative industries, development, distribution, film festival and cinema programming, arts administration, media management, film and TV research, journalism, publishing, advertising, cultural entrepreneurship, non-governmental organisations, marketing, public relations and education.

Recent destinations include:

  • Adjunct Instructor, State University of New York at Oswego
  • Consultant for Propel London Media
  • European Tour Productions, IMG Media
  • Junior Assistant Producer.

Application deadline

11 August 2021

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 37,345per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of St Andrews

  • University League Table

    3rd

  • Campus address

    University of St Andrews, College Gate, St Andrews, KY16 9AJ, Scotland

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