Master Program in Film in Asia

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A Masters degree is an academic degree awarded to individuals who successfully denote a higher level of expertise. There are two main types of Masters - taught and research.

Film is subject to academic study in a variety of different areas, including film history, criticism, and production. Students often analyze the social, political, aesthetic, and narrative features of a particular work, as well as the general theories that underlie filmmaking as a whole.

Students who complete a part of their degree in Asia are growing in numbers. Currently, the second and the third biggest economies are in Asia. Without limitation, students have described their time in Asia as the best experience of their lives. Today, three of the four most populated countries of the world are in Asia: China, India, and Indonesia.

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M.Cr.A. in Creative Documentary

Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology
Campus Full time 2 years July 2017 India Bangalore

The first film ever made was a documentary. Since then, the practice of filmmaking, and of documentary film in particular, has undergone a huge transformation. New technologies have made way for different stories and unheard voices to emerge and together they have evolved into a variety of forms, styles and genres that allow for highly individualised and creative interpretions of the reality they depict. This forms the crux of the master’s programme in Creative Documentary at Srishti. [+]

Masters in Film in Asia 2017. M.Cr.A. in Creative Documentary The first film ever made was a documentary. Since then, the practice of filmmaking, and of documentary film in particular, has undergone a huge transformation. New technologies have made way for different stories and unheard voices to emerge and together they have evolved into a variety of forms, styles and genres that allow for highly individualised and creative interpretions of the reality they depict. This forms the crux of the master’s programme in Creative Documentary at Srishti. Engaging with social, political, cultural contexts and navigating research processes students will learn to identify cinematic material from the world around them. Grappling with hsitorical, theoretical, ethical, technical and practical aspects of documentary filmmaking, they will work towards the submission of a professionally made thesis documentary. Disciplines This postgraduate program in creative documentary intersects with the following disciplines: Animation Contemporary Art Practices Experimental Media Arts Film Photography Public History Research and Collaboration Students of film courses have the opportunity to engage with and draw upon, the knowledge resources of other schools as well as the labs and centres at Srishti. Center for Public History (CPH) Srishti Films The Kabir Project Key Values in the Curriculum Exploration of personal vision and position Critical response to context Subjectivity, Objectivity and Point of View Ethical and responsible imagemaking Impactful storytelling Course Structure Studios encourage active, contextual learning where students develop core disciplinary skills and knowledge. Studios facilitate collaborative and creative design solutions to complex, open-ended problems Workshops provide intense learning experiences in making and doing, across the different disciplines. Internship with an industry or a design studio is compulsory for students at the end of 1st year for M.Des. Self Initiated Project is an end of the semester challenge that allows the student to engage in research / enquiry or design based projects. Students begin by writing their project proposal and defining the scope of their project and they are mentored by faculty / design professionals. Electives are liberal arts courses aimed to cultivate intellectual and reflective abilities in students and motivate them to probe deeper and approach their design process in a holistic manner. Capstone Project is the culmination of the research, capabilities and knowledge gained over the last three semesters. Students are required to submit their design output and a mandated thesis document. Students are mentored during this final project and go through seminars to get feedback from faculty and peer groups Learning Approach Learning at the master’s level will be through course work and self-initiated work. The course will expose students to the history and practice of documentary film in the world and in India, through screenings and readings. As they hone their filmmaking craft, they will be encouraged to develop a critical approach to their own work and that of others. They will have the opportunity to enrich and expand their practice by engaging with the rich variety of allied disciplines taught in Srishti. Facilitators and mentors will guide students through an independent learning process. Capabilities Using image & sound as a way of seeing & understanding the world Using different research methods & critical thinking to arrive at a hypothesis Articulating ideas and concepts in written and spoken form Understanding and constructing narrative Exploiting the possibilities of the edit process Experimenting with technique, form and material Understanding subjectivity and objectivity Conceptualising and producing a short documentary film independently Opportunities Undertake the making of independent or commissioned documentary films Work in Television or any organisation enagaged in audio-visual production Work as media consultant for national and international agencies Pursue doctoral research in film Enquiries For further information please email Swati Dandekar at swati_d@srishti.ac.in [-]

MPhil in Visual Studies

Lingnan University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Hong Kong Tuen Mun

Visual Studies at Lingnan is a stand-alone department focusing on the following core sub-disciplines: art history, cognitive film studies, and philosophical aesthetics. [+]

MPhil in Visual Studies Duration: 2 years (Full-time) Place: Hong Kong Visual Studies at Lingnan is a stand-alone department focusing on the following core sub-disciplines: art history, cognitive film studies, and philosophical aesthetics. The emphasis on philosophical aesthetics gives Visual Studies at Lingnan a unique profile, as does the emphasis on cognitive approaches to film, museum studies, art and well-being and Chinese art. For more information about our department, please visit http://www.ln.edu.hk/visual/. Application for Admission Applicants who are interested in seeking admission to the MPhil programme should apply to the University directly. Successful applicants will normally be provided with a Postgraduate Studentship with a monthly stipend of HK$15,540* (US$1 = HK$7.8). *rate subject to review Application Period The University invites applications from 1 November 2016 to 27 January 2017. Late applications will be considered on an individual basis, subject to the availability of places. General Admission Requirements An applicant for admission to candidature for the degree of MPhil should normally: a. hold a relevant bachelor's degree with first or second class honours or at an equivalent standard awarded by a tertiary education institution recognised for this purpose by the University; or b. have obtained an equivalent qualification; or c. have provided satisfactory evidence of academic and professional attainment. In addition to the above, an applicant whose degree is not from a tertiary institution in Hong Kong or an English-speaking country should obtain a minimum score of 550 (paper-based test) or 213 (computer-based test) or 79 (internet-based test) in the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), or a band score of 6.5 or above in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or an equivalent score in a recognised test, or an equivalent qualification to prove his/her language proficiency which will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Applicants are required to fulfill additional requirements, if any, set by the programmes to which they apply for admission. Programme Specific Admission Requirements ... [-]