Masters Programs in Television Studies

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Television Studies

Obtaining a Master in Television Studies requires extensive study through an accredited university program. Students wishing to increase their career opportunities upon graduation should consider the many options available to them from one institution to the next.

 

What is a Master in Television Studies? Students with creative minds and a passion for film often find that they are drawn towards the TV and film industries. Pursuing post graduate education in television often includes the study of digital film, the history of television and filmmaking, as well as the social and political aspects of film and how they affect audiences. Within television studies, students can choose more specific areas of study that appeal to their individual talents and interests.

 

By obtaining a master level education in television studies, students can gain the hands-on experience needed to make an impact in today’s TV and film industry. Post-grad educational study can open new doors for networking and career building.

 

When trying to plan ahead for the cost of a Master in Television Studies program, it is important that students understand the varying tuition rates that are in place from one institution to the next. The price of tuition can vary vastly in different regions of the world, and this may be due to factors such as program popularity, institution size, or esteemed instruction. Students can work with a financial advisor at their school of interest to determine the cost of completing their chosen program.

 

After graduation, students can seek employment in fields such as screenwriting, set design for television or theater, and film production. The opportunities within the television industry are endless, with dozens of individuals needed on a single set to produce a television show or feature film. For students with an interest in enhancing their knowledge of television and related technologies, learning more about a Master in Television Studies program may help them to select the right major within the field.

 

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Master Sound Design for Film and TV

NFTS - National Film and Television School
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom London

The components of the soundtrack – dialogue, atmospheres, Foleys, ADR, designed fx and music – are explored in detail using facilities rivalling those of the best audio post-production houses. With a firm emphasis on storytelling, students develop an aesthetic awareness integrated with technical expertise, encouraging them to be collaborators from an early stage in all productions and throughout the whole post-production process... [+]

Masters in Television Studies. Sound Design for Film and TV The components of the soundtrack – dialogue, atmospheres, Foleys, ADR, designed fx and music – are explored in detail using facilities rivalling those of the best audio post-production houses. With a firm emphasis on storytelling, students develop an aesthetic awareness integrated with technical expertise, encouraging them to be collaborators from an early stage in all productions and throughout the whole post-production process. In 2011, an NFTS student won the Verna Fields Award for Best Sound Editing in the student category of the US Motion Picture Sound Editors Golden Reel Awards. This is the ninth time a graduating NFTS student has won this award in the last fourteen years and, together with the demand for new graduates, demonstrates the esteem with which this course is regarded within the film and television industry. TUTORS Head of Post Production is Award-winning Re-Recording Mixer Dean Humphreys, who has worked with many of the world's leading directors, including Roman Polanski, Ridley Scott, Luc Besson, Bernardo Bertolucci and Franco Zeffirelli. Dean has also been the Sound Supervisor or Re-Recording mixer for major television series such as Kingdom (Stephen Fry) and Primeval, in addition to films including The Pianist (for which he won a César award), Interview With The Vampire, The Ghost Writer and Donnie Brasco. Other tutors include Graham Hartstone (Aliens, Eyes Wide Shut, Die Another Day, The World is Not Enough), Paul Davies (We Need to Talk About Kevin, The Queen), Andy Kennedy (Game of Thrones, Sherlock Holmes, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince), Adrian Rhodes (The Hollow Crown, Aardman's Pirates!, the Wallace and Gromit films) and Ian Morgan (Vinyl, North and South, Alien vs Predator). ALUMNI Sound Designers Adrian Rhodes (The Queen, Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit), Martin Jensen (The King's Speech, Atonement, The Fades), Paul Davies (We Need to Talk About Kevin, Hunger, The Queen), Miriam Ludbrook (The League of Gentlemen's Apocalypse, Sugar Rush), Stuart Hilliker (Jane Eyre, State of Play) and Lydia Andrew (Audio Director, Electronic Arts) studied at the NFTS. CURRICULUM The course represents a steady progression beginning with the basic technology and skills that underpin and support the creative process and ending with the responsibility for sound design on a range of graduation films. At each stage additional skills are added through specific workshops - e.g. music recording, to provide a comprehensive education that is of great value in understanding and communicating with other industry professionals. Using the latest equipment and technology, students work as sound designers on fiction, documentary and animation projects developing their skills in digital tracklaying and mixing. YEAR ONE A series of exercises focusing on sound editing and mixing techniques Workshops with Editing and Composing students: Abstract Film Workshop Without Images - a sound-only project Dramaturgy Workshop - focusing on script and script analysis, blocking and cover, and performance Editing the Scene - editing a scene to learn the basics of scene structure Short documentary - sound mixing Zen and Beyond - fiction workshop focusing on visual storytelling Documentary Poetry - exploring the use of non- synchronous sound and music Animation projects - the application of music and sound effects 1st year Fiction film - collaborating with all other departments Cross Spec - an introduction to film language and storytelling involving all departments YEAR TWO Investigative Documentary - sound post for the major 1st year Documentary production Remixing the 1st year Fiction film tracks Advanced editing, design and mixing techniques including surround sound mixing 2nd Year Fiction production, shot on a digital format Graduation films in documentary, fiction and animation On the short films and 2nd Year films, Sound Design students work as sound supervisors, creating the track from pre-production through to the mix. Unlike other schools, all production costs are met by the School. In addition you will be given a cash Production Budget. NFTS students are engaged in more productions as part of the curriculum than any of our competitors. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS In the Post Production department, we are looking to assemble a group of students with diverse and varied backgrounds. There is no 'typical' student or perfect candidate who conforms to a mandatory list of qualifications. Applicants are likely to have some industry experience, or training in their chosen field. Your background may be in the arts or other media, you might be looking for a further professional qualification or wish to broaden your knowledge of sound production, taking you to a higher level of work. Application materials must include visual materials (video or stills) with an associated soundtrack that you have constructed; and a sound montage including speech, that you have created and post-produced. APPLY WITH A DVD of no more than twenty minutes running time, which you have recorded and/or track laid and/or mixed. This can be from a longer work. Those who do not have film/video experience: a narrative sequence of photographs, pictures or cartoons, with an associated speech, music and effects soundtrack recorded on audio CD, which demonstrates the way the applicant works creatively with the audio-visual relationship A sound montage made by the applicant on audio CD of approximately 3 minutes running time. It should include speech, but should not be limited to speech. [-]

Master of Media Arts and Production

University of Technology Sydney
Campus Full time Part time 1.5 - 2.5 years

This course is designed for graduates in media production, or those with significant experience in the field, to allow them to advance their skills and theoretical understanding of the consumption and production of media products. The course further develops professional, specialised skills and knowledge in at least one area of media production: digital media, sound, interaction and moving image. With guidance from faculty experts, students can also create a major piece of production work in film, video, sound, radio, digital media, performance or installation. [+]

This course aims to provide students with the opportunity to develop advanced production and conceptual skills in media production. Through the research and production of a creative project, students increase their capacity for developing independent, creative and innovative projects. The course gives students the option to experience the creative and technical development of a significant production, or to focus their skills in one key area of the media industries.

Career options include taking part in a creative team as writer, producer or director, or working in particular roles in production and post-production of moving image, sound, digital media and interaction. Graduates have the capacity and experience to develop, initiate and produce their own media projects.... [-]


Masters in Screen Studies

Birmingham City University Faculty of Art, Design and Media
Campus or Online Full time Part time 1 - 3 years September 2017 United Kingdom Birmingham + 1 more

MA Screen Studies plunges you deep into the latest debates around the function and importance of screen based media within a rapidly-changing media landscape. Drawing on a combination of film and television theory, the Screen Studies master’s degree at Birmingham School of Media, encourages you to actively participate in, and contribute to the development of ideas in the field and to the strong research culture of the school. This media theory geared master’s degree, available on-campus or by distance learning, gives you space to think about the ways in which audiences make sense of media, as well as the formal and aesthetic qualities of media texts, as a way into exploring your own practice or scholarly or media research interests. Convergence Culture The point of departure for MA Screen Studies is what Henry Jenkins famously described as ‘convergence culture.’ Increasingly, audiences watch television online, through mobile or tablet devices, and access movies through a range of platforms and formats, cinema being just one. The ability to make and broadcast video has begun to change the ways in which we understand the relationships between producers and consumers. Media convergence is about much more than technological change, and in this master’s degree you will explore new ways of thinking about production, distribution and consumption of screen-based media and our relationship to it. Key Facts The Screen Studies MA reflects the changing nature of the media industries and the need for postgraduate study to cross disciplinary boundaries. The master’s degree is a mix of theory and practice, determined by you. You will be actively involved in assessment design; you produce the work that you want to be assessed. The MA course is adaptable and designed to reflect your individual interests and needs. You'll be taught by a team of highly active academic researchers and media practitioners. [+]

Entry Requirements

Anyone undertaking this course must possess an upper second class bachelor’s degree or higher in a relevant subject area. Previous study in Film, Media and or Cultural Studies or professional experience would be an advantage. We particularly welcome non-traditional applications, particularly from applicants with some professional or production experience. We therefore accredit prior experiential learning.

 

Employability

Our close links with business and the professions mean that our courses are always relevant, up-to-date and meet the exact needs of the current marketplace. Wherever possible, we involve employers in planning the curriculum, while many of our lecturers come from and maintain their links with industry, ensuring they are up to speed with the latest developments.... [-]


Master in Television Production

Birmingham City University Faculty of Art, Design and Media
Campus Full time 12 - 15 months August 2017 United Kingdom Birmingham

MA Television Production focuses on contemporary UK TV and digital media content production and is perfect for those seeking a career as a TV producer. [+]

MA in Television ProductionMA Television Production focuses on contemporary UK TV and digital media content production and is perfect for those seeking a career as a TV producer.At its heart is the understanding and development of collaborative working practises across disciplines and platforms, creating an agile and knowledgeable media professional.This course directly addresses the fundamental and unprecedented speed of change within the television industry in recent years. Your study will equip you to forge a portfolio or freelance career, giving you the ability to diversify into the production and delivery of high quality video content for a wide range of platforms and clients.Working within the context of recognised programme genres, you will have the chance to collaborate with a broad range of creative professionals and will be able to choose between a number of available platforms for the delivery of your content.... [-]


Master in Film and Television

SCAD - The Savannah College of Art and Design
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Savannah Atlanta

As a student of film and television at SCAD, you'll acquire diverse technical skills, center yourself as a solid creative and step seamlessly into your professional film career. Our students benefit from an immersive experience in the full spectrum of production roles and responsibilities, focusing on advanced study and practice in both the technical and conceptual aspects of filmmaking. [+]

Masters in Television Studies. Film, television and the art of entertainment As a student of film and television at SCAD, you'll acquire diverse technical skills, center yourself as a solid creative and step seamlessly into your professional film career. Our students benefit from an immersive experience in the full spectrum of production roles and responsibilities, focusing on advanced study and practice in both the technical and conceptual aspects of filmmaking. Become a visual storyteller, a multimedia artist and a creative communicator who is fully prepared to step into the professional studio — even before you graduate. M.A. in film and television Available at: - Atlanta - Savannah FILM 501 Technical Elements of Film Production* FILM 502 Conceptual Elements of Film Production* FILM 503 Practical Elements of Film Production* CINE 705 Cinema in Context: From the Fairground to the French New Wave FILM 710 Film and Digital Media Production Technology FILM 717 Postproduction FILM 747 Graduate Seminar in Film and Television FILM 748 Film and Television M.A. Final Project SNDS 701 Sound Design for Film and Video — Directed elective† — Directed elective† — 500- to 700-level elective Total course of study: 45 hours* M.F.A. in film and television Available at: - Atlanta - Savannah FILM 501 Technical Elements of Film Production* FILM 502 Conceptual Elements of Film Production* FILM 503 Practical Elements of Film Production* ARTH 701 Contemporary Art CINE 705 Cinema in Context: From the Fairground to the French New Wave CINE 737 Graduate Seminar in Cinema Studies† FILM 704 Producing for Film and Television FILM 707 Screenwriting FILM 710 Film and Digital Media Production Technology FILM 717 Postproduction FILM 729 Directing for Film and Television FILM 732 Field Production FILM 747 Graduate Seminar in Film and Television† FILM 770 Film and Television Professional Development FILM 779F Graduate Field Internship‡ FILM 779T Graduate Teaching Internship‡ FILM 787 Film and Television M.F.A. Thesis Preproduction FILM 790 Film and Television M.F.A. Thesis SNDS 701 Sound Design for Film and Video — 500- to 700-level elective — 500- to 700-level elective — 500- to 700-level elective — 500- to 700-level elective Total course of study: 90 hours* Careers in film and television Become a producer. Become a camera operator. Become a film or video editor, a cinematographer, or a videographer. Creating a film or television program is an enormous, collaborative process, and our students know how to wear as many hats as the industry offers. Launch your career as a professional: Producer Camera operator Cinematographer D.I.T. (Digital image technician) Documentary filmmaker Film/video editor Music video director Art director Videographer And get recruited and hired by the best of the best: A&E CBS Facebook HBO MTV National Geographic Nickelodeon Turner Broadcasting System Tyler Perry Studios [-]

Master’s in Stop Motion Animation

Bau Design College of Barcelona
Campus Full time 1 year October 2017 Spain Barcelona

The Master’s degree in Stop-Motion Animation is a unique kind of training, at national and international level, the purpose of which is to prepare professionals in stop-motion animation in both its creative and its technical aspects. [+]

Master’s in Stop Motion Animation The Master’s degree in Stop-Motion Animation is a unique kind of training, at national and international level, the purpose of which is to prepare professionals in stop-motion animation in both its creative and its technical aspects. The curriculum combines craftsmanship and technology, and is at the same time exhaustive and eminently practical. By means of this syllabus we promote an overall and artistic perception of the management/production of projects together with the acquisition of a solid base consisting of the fundamentals of animation, combining the foregoing with the learning of the many techniques of stop motion: plasticine, cut-out, pixelation, sand, paint-on-glass, animation with light, etc., and placing special emphasis on animation with articulated stick figures. The teaching in this Master’s degree in Stop-Motion Animation is based on the direct transmission of the advanced knowledge and abilities of a team composed of practising, multi-disciplinary professionals with wide experience in industry and in teaching, and including creators/animators of international repute. In addition, the continual contact, through workshops and masterclasses, with authors of cinema animation, directors, screenwriters, musicians, animators, producers, distributors, festivals and plural-disciplinary artists gives the student a wide-ranging, up-to-date view of working situations and artistic reality in the world of stop-motion animation. The ultimate aim of these studies is that the student should know how to create and articulate a narrative discourse, animate, experience the vast possibilities of plastic, and construct conceptual and aesthetic proposals through a final project consisting of a short film. In short, that the students should have the ability to exhilarate through this language of stop-motion animation that is so powerful, physical, expressive and cross-cutting, and should take advantage of all the resources, both narrative and technical, that are available to them, regardless of the format or the medium, thus preparing themselves to be the artists and versatile professionals who are so necessary in today’s world. General aims of the training To master the principles of animation and be capable of applying them in animation with characters and in the different techniques of stop motion (plasticine, pixelation, cut-out, rotoscoping, characters, etc.). To suggest various creative solutions using stop-motion animation, both in a client’s environment and in one of auteur animation. To acquire sufficient knowledge to be able to join a professional environment requiring stop-motion animation, including knowledge of the implications of the technique in related audiovisual disciplines such as character-designing, set-designing, wardrobe, directing photography, soundtrack, FX, etc. To be capable of developing and/or managing an audiovisual stop-motion project by knowing all the phases of its production: Effectively managing the different members of the working team; Controlling and resolving any problems which may arise in production; Finding a creative solution which is in accordance with the objectives set out at the beginning of production, including aspects such as the budget. Syllabus The training is composed of three modules: A first module dealing with producing and directing animation, and including a detailed theoretical and practical analysis of the distinctive processes of directing, pre-production and production in stop-motion animation. A second module of specialization in which, in a practical manner, through the use of characters from stop-motion animation and its various techniques, the subject of animation is studied more deeply. A third module, consisting of the preparation of a final project in which students will have to demonstrate all the skills that they have learned, and their own independence, before a panel of expert professionals. MODULE I – Directing and Producing Animation MODULE II – Specialization in stop motion MODULE III - Final project of the Master’s Degree Course The classes in Modules I and II will be intensive, and will involve three hours per day from Monday to Friday, whereas in Module III there will be four hours per week, on one day, which will be used for ensuring that the final project is being prepared correctly. The planned programme of studies includes a series of workshops, with national and foreign guests who are experts in some of the topics of the programme. Fact sheet Edit: 1st Edition Qualification: Master’s in Stop Motion Animation accredited by the Universidad de Vic-UCC. Students without university degrees will receive a University Extension Studies Diploma. Credits: 60 ECTS School period: From October 13th 2015 to June 2016. Final Project Presentation: June 2016 Timetable: From October to March: from Monday to Friday from 16h to 19h. From April to June: Mondays from 15h to 19h Mode: On-site Language: Spanish (with English support) Price: 6600 € Observations: Intensive Spanish course for foreign students willing to apply to the Master degree (optional course). From Sept. 10th to October, 2nd; from Monday to Friday (4h/day) – 395€. [-]

Master of Fine Arts in Film and TV production

Loyola Marymount University
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Los Angeles

Los Angeles is the home of the film and television industry, and LMU is in the heart of it all. Our students build relationships with Hollywood professionals and learn the art and science of the industry alongside those who are doing it right now. Proximity means access, and all the major studios are within a half-hour of campus. Plus, the whole town is involved in one way or another. [+]

Masters in Television Studies. The LMU School of Film and Television is a premier center for master visual storytelling grounded in humanism, innovation and diversity. The MFA degree is based on a professional academic program and designed to foster original and creative work in film and television production and writing. The emphasis of the three-year, portfolio-based programs is on understanding and mastering visual storytelling in an atmosphere that allows students to explore and express their ideas with ever-increasing creative and technical skills. Graduates leave the school industry-and festival- ready. Students earn an MFA in one of the three areas of emphasis: The Writing and Producing for Television program prepares students for a professional career in the television industry. Small class sizes (each cohort is a maximum of eight) facilitate close collaboration among students in a non-competitive, workshop environment. In this unique program, LMU’s graduates leave with a portfolio of pilots and a webisode or trailer for a series they will write and produce. The Screenwriting program teaches students how to think like a screenwriter through a progression of rigorous classes, constantly updated to ensure relevance in an evolving industry. Writers graduate with a minimum of three polished feature screenplays and two television scripts; they also leave with a solid understanding of the industry and the business skills necessary to succeed. In the Film & Television Producing program, students gain experience in the crafts of filmmaking – writing, directing, producing, cinematography, editing and sound design – with an emphasis on experiential learning. Students can stress fiction or documentary production, and are encouraged to explore both. They are required to shoot three films during their studies, including their thesis film. The Production MFA emphasizes experiential learning and small class size. This facilitates hundreds of hours on two dedicated production stages and in fully furnished scene and prop shops. And you’ll get plenty of practice on advanced lighting and grip equipment and Red and Canon C300 digital cameras. You’ll expand your production skills working one-on-one with faculty–who are also industry specialists–and learn from visiting instructors who have included visual effects supervisor Richard Taylor (The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, District 9) and producer Paula Wagner (Jack Reacher, Mission: Impossible III). The school’s tapeless orientation eases post-production. Your work is saved to a central server so you can call up your project from any computer station at any stage, and then screen your finished film in Mayer Theater. You’ll come into the graduate program in Film & Television Production with some expertise, an idea of your creative identity and a growing professional network. You will exit transformed–and ready to start your career. [-]

Master of Film and Television

Victorian College of the Arts
Campus Full time 2 years January 2017 Australia Melbourne

The Master of Film and Television is a practice-based graduate coursework degree studied full time over two years, with the option to exit after Year One with a Graduate Diploma of Film and Television. [+]

Master of Film and Television The Master of Film and Television is a practice-based graduate coursework degree studied full time over two years, with the option to exit after Year One with a Graduate Diploma of Film and Television.Students specialise in one stream chosen from: Narrative, Animation, or Documentary. Please note: there will be no entry into Year 1 for Animation in 2013. Applicants may only apply for direct entry into Year 2 (assuming the selection criteria is met)Students are trained in research methods, screen language and writing, and then write, direct and edit their own productions. Each student assumes responsibility for the creative and technical production of a major project at a professional level.The Graduate Diploma of Film and Television is an exit qualification for students who have successfully completed the first 100 points of the course. Applicants holding a Graduate Diploma of Film and Television, or equivalent, may apply for direct entry to Year 2 of the equivalent stream within the course.  ... [-]


Master's Degree In Film And Television Script

Carlos III University of Madrid
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Spain Madrid

The Masters is aimed at those interested in audiovisual writing, scholars of film and television and in general people interested in writing fiction ... [+]

MA in Writing for Film and Television

 

The Masters is aimed at university graduates interested in audiovisual writing, scholars of film and television and in general interested in writing fiction, as the art of the script is the best learning for the construction of stories.

OBJECTIVES

 

The Masters is aimed at "writing for the screen," the theory and practice of fiction script for film and television ..

 

 

TEACHING

 

Three major themes run through the master:

writing the form of the story characters

These topics are added, also with a long run, the Television Workshop that covers both the specific features and TV script writing routines for drama series. Screenwriter training is completed with the help of theoretical and practical disciplines from:... [-]


MA In Production Of Feature Films For Cinema And Television (Mecit)

IDEC - Pompeu Fabra University
Campus Full time 15 months September 2017 Spain Barcelona

The MA in Feature Film Production Film and Television (Mecit) seeks to master the tools for the best film production (from any ... [+]

MA in Feature Film Production Film and Television

Production styles, types of producers and media forms of film production are changing, also systems for film and television production. Production companies and producers (executives, officers, partners, co-producers) are looking for new positions on the television, markets, institutions and new technologies.

Working tools for producers to analyze the projects, finance, manufacture and sell, they do grow at the same time to the film, those who have made and propulsion companies are increasingly sophisticated. Already beginning to be a theoretical body that produce a worthy subjects and instruments to be "apprehended." ... [-]