Master Degree in Film in Europe

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Master of Film students assess the history, periods, genres and methods of films from around the world. Europe has long been the birthplace for many pioneering movements, methods and practices in film. Universities and academic institutions offering Master of Film programs in Europe provide students holding a bachelor's degree the additional qualifications necessary to enter the competitive film industry with a decided advantage and a higher awareness of practical and theoretical film studies.

Lasting approximately one to two years, Master of Film programs are offered on a full time or part time basis in Europe in order to accommodate both full time students and working professionals. Master of Film programs typically combine coursework with projects and assessments. In Europe, it is common for Master of Film students to be required to submit a master's thesis or dissertation prior to graduation, which demonstrates the student's profound understanding of the film studies discipline, with a focus on a particular area.

Every school in Europe offering a Master in Film program offers a slightly different curriculum and set of opportunities for prospective students, so it is a good idea to contact the schools offering programs of interest for more information using the web form linked below. So why not read more about Master of Film programs in Europe, today!

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Master in Scriptwriting

Bath Spa University
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom Bath

The MA in Scriptwriting is a professional training course for working writers. Most scriptwriters work across several media, and the course reflects this. [+]

Master in Scriptwriting

 

The MA in Scriptwriting is a professional training course for working writers. Most scriptwriters work across several media, and the course reflects this. All our tutors are working writers. We aim to turn out writers who understand the structure and craft of drama, have a finished script they can use as a calling card, know the industry in all its variety, and can pitch and sell their work.The MA is taught in seventeen weekends of intensive workshops. It is not, however, 'low residency'. There are as many hours of teaching as on Bath Spa University's established MA in Creative Writing.The course is taught at our beautiful Corsham Court campus where we are developing performance, capture and editing facilities. We also work closely with the School of Music and Performing Arts, and their students will have the opportunity to help act in and produce our work.Although this is an intellectually challenging postgraduate course, there is no 'academic' side detached from the working side. Everything theoretical is geared to help the students as writers.... [-]


Master (MA) Moving Image

Ravensbourne
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

MA Moving Image is designed to develop creative conceptual thinkers, who can deliver ideas across media using a variety of methods. The project work undertaken is underpinned with [+]

MA Moving Image

MA Moving Image is designed to develop creative conceptual thinkers, who can deliver ideas across media using a variety of methods. The project work undertaken is underpinned with research, analysis and evidence of strategic thinking as well as self reflection.

On this course you will be able to devise new means of attracting audiences, whether in the areas of promotion and advertising or within the exhibition and corporate sector, moving image for mobile devices, the web, and in every area of motion design and the world of moving image.

The course has been designed if you’re looking for innovative, creative and critical learning, as you will engage with video, environmental, digital editing, sound and animation to develop your creative ideas and build a strong conceptual and technical basis for your development.... [-]


MASTER IN FINE ART - PLAYWRITING

The Lir National Academy of Dramatic Art at Trinity College Dublin.
Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months September 2017 Ireland Dublin + 1 more

On the Master in Fine Art degree in Playwriting at The Lir Academy we offer every student the opportunity to develop and hone their unique writing skill so that each play written is the best it can be. [+]

Masters in Film in Europe 2017. The theatrical landscape is constantly being moulded by theatre makers who are presenting original works or reimagining classics. Critical to this process is new writings and adaptations. On the Master in Fine Art degree in Playwriting at The Lir Academy we offer every student the opportunity to develop and hone their unique writing skill so that each play written is the best it can be. Modules in contemporary theatre practice, dramaturgy and workshops in writing, are supplemented with one to one training and development, so that each individual student has quality time with playwrights, directors and designers The training culminates with the students writing a full length play whilst being mentored by the Head of Playwriting, Graham Whybrow. Graham brings a wealth of experience to this role including twelve years as Literary Manager of the Royal Court Theatre. The course is designed to complement the existing Master in Fine Theatre Directing and the Master in Fine Art Stage Design incl Lighting Design, Costume Design and Set Design. Students on all three programmes will work together in collaboration, developing a shared understanding of contemporary theatre practice and a collective appreciation of the dedication and commitment required to make innovative performances happen. On completion of this postgraduate degree, you will qualify and graduate from Trinity College Dublin, The University of Dublin Application Details THE APPLICATION PROCESS FOR ENTRY IN 2017 HAS NOW OPENED. In addition to the information required on the online form, you are also required to upload a copy of each of the following: a) letter that outlines the applicant’s theatre education and highlights the applicant’s writing experience to date. b) a ‘statement of purpose’ that refers to the applicants ambitions in terms of writing style, form and medium. c) a résumé (CV) d) a sample of writing in the form of a play (minimum 45 minutes reading time) e) two references/testimonials from those familiar with your writing and/or third level f) personal statement with a financial plan which indicates clearly how you intend to finance yourself if successful in gaining a place on the course. (Please note that writing samples will not be returned under any circumstance and that The Lir does not provide critiques of writing samples). Compulsory Modules Master in Fine Art Playwriting Full-time and part-time students will take three concurrent modules in the first two semesters. The fourth module will be taught in the third semester and subsequent summer months (for full-time students) or in the second year of the course (for part-time students). The fourth module will be supplemented by an ongoing series of masterclasses from professional writers and script editors. Contemporary Theatre Practice This module will introduce students to a range of contemporary theatre practices as evidenced in the theatres of Dublin. The principal aim of the course is to enable students to become conversant in the styles, forms, theories and practices that constitute contemporary theatre making in Ireland. In addition, students will be introduced to a range of dramatic production in related media (radio, television and film) whose styles and forms will be analysed in this module. The Contemporary Theatre Practice module is shared by all Master in Fine Art students (directors, designers and playwrights). Dramaturgy This module will be taught by a professional dramaturge. Its aim is to introduce students to a range of dramatic texts for the theatre or related media with an emphasis on the dramaturgical composition of those texts. An understanding of the contexts within which those dramaturgical strategies were produced will also be fostered. This seminar-based module requires students to examine key problems related to the creation and structure of scripts for performance. Students will consider a variety of theories regarding dramatic structure, consider the research requirements of script creation, explore different approaches to script development and learn to apply a dramaturgical vocabulary to a number of case studies. Writing Workshop The overall aim of the module is to prepare students for the writing of a play for performance in Module 4. Students will share their creative writing in a workshop format, and will receive both group feedback and individual tuition in the development of their craft. The module includes: creative workshops; developing an awareness of the professional writing context; developing an explicit, personal aesthetic; and offers the possibilities for writing in numerous professional contexts (theatre, education, community), and for various media (theatre and recorded media). This module also outlines career development and group or self critique; it introduces research skills, rehearsal etiquette and re-drafting. Play This module will be taught through individual supervision of the writing of a student’s full-length play (of between 45 and 90 minutes performing time). The play will be submitted for examination along with a reflective journal of the student’s practice. The development of the script will be aided by the involvement of professional actors and directors in the redrafting process. The module will culminate in a rehearsed reading of a selection of students’ work in a semi-staged showcase to an invited audience of theatre professionals. This showcase, which does not form part of the assessment, is designed to bridge the gap between training and the theatre and related industries. [-]

Master In Fiction Script For Film And Tv

Universidad Pontificia De Salamanca
Campus Part time 1 year September 2017 Spain Salamanca

The Master of fiction script for film and television is the most prestigious graduate Spain in its specialty, for the formation of writers for film and TV. [+]

Program Description The Master of fiction script for film and television is the Spain's most prestigious graduate in his field, for the formation of film and TV writers for. Its commitment to the professional world allows you to bring to their classrooms to more than 40 leading industry professionals: scriptwriters, directors and executive producers of film and television. In addition to the team of professors from the Faculty of Communication at the UPSA leading the project, the master has the best university teachers and researchers specializing in the field of film and television narrative (Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos University Pompeu Fabra). Their collaboration half dozen publications specialized in the craft of screenwriting and various research papers have emerged. It maintains a close relationship with the professionals responsible for the fiction and entertainment of the major television networks (TVE, Telecinco, Cuatro, laSexta, Antena 3, Canal +) and the most important audiovisual producers (Globomedia, Competition productions, Bamboo productions, Telecinco Cinema, Rebellion Land, Mediator). The recognition of the quality of the master shown by the film industry and TV, and the prominent place in the university field of audiovisual communication, make him the best choice graduate specialty. GOALS Form writers to work on writing feature films Form writers, creators and executive producers to work in fiction series and entertainment programs on television professional profiles Scriptwriter TV Writer Executive producer Responsible for fiction in chains and producers CURRICULUM The course is divided into two modules (Film and Television) who can not attend separately. MODULE I: CINE (36 ECTS) Narrative Film (6 ECTS) feature film workshop (13 ECTS) Workshop short film (5 ECTS) Writing Workshop scenes (6 ECTS) Film Industry (3 ECTS) Meeting with professionals (3 ECTS) MODULE II: TELEVISION (24 ECTS) television narrative (3 ECTS) Creation workshop series (9 ECTS) script workshop in entertainment programs (4 ECTS) Writing Workshop scenes (4 ECTS) Workshop development from the chain (2 ECTS) Meeting with professionals (2 ECTS) TOTAL: (60 ECTS) Methodology classes: Thursday and Friday. writing workshops Meetings with professionals Duration and price Start date: September 2016 Duration: From September to June Price: 5,600 € Places available: 24 Location: Salamanca Contact: masterguion@upsa.es www.masterguion.com [-]

Master in Media and Entertainment Management

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Rome
Campus Full time 12 months January 2017 Italy Rome

The new Master in Media and Entertainment Management aims to train professionals who can work efficiently and internationally in the field of Media & Entertainment: Movies / TV / trans media, video games, publishing industry, communication, music, web-based companies, theme parks and museums. The course includes numerous meetings with industry professionals. Students can benefit from the experience of managers of Cinecitta World, creative designers of Saatchi & Saatchi and experts of Ariadne Capital. Managers of the Media & Entertainment industry, entrepreneurship and start-ups, thanks to the know-how and business tools acquired can enter prestigious roles in different sectors, where creativity and managerial skills are fundamental. [+]

Masters in Film in Europe 2017. THIS PROGRAM IS TAUGHT IN ITALIAN Entry Requirements: The Master in Media and Entertainment Management seeks to recruit students with an Honours Degree, Italians and foreigners, and young professionals who want to pursue their career in this field. Structure and Methodology: Through a cross-sectional approach and the involvement in many design workshops, participants are asked to work in teams or individually, by simulating the professional reality typical of companies in the sector and the wide world of entrepreneurship and startups. The programme is structured into three main areas. A first part is dedicated to the fundamentals of the industry with the objective of analyzing the different business models. It is broad and includes areas Movies / TV / Trans average (production company, operator of pay-TV), Games (developers, publishers) Publishing (publisher, retailer online and offline) Music (record company, publisher ) Web-based and ICT companies (Online retailer, thematic portals) Experience Economy (cinema, museums, theme parks) Venture Capital, public agencies and consultancies focused on these areas. Areas such as Media & Entertainment are deeply examined, in particular, its interaction with the cultural and creative sectors and the International economic aspect. The second part of the pathway of study focuses on specific areas of development, production, distribution and use of content. Through taught workshops, participants learn to develop and produce audiovisual works, video games, music, books and hybrids contents. Students are expected to acquire knowledge of vertical strategies of digital communication, on the economic aspects, on the management of business relationships. This will display the path to convert creative content with different formats and platforms into cash. Students, as distributors, learn to take on the role of intermediaries between the rightholders and platforms (cinema, theme park, TV channel, operator of video on demand, online retailer). From the point of view of the platform, they are able to offer innovative experiences with appropriate budgets to final users. The financial issue is related to the collection of funds for the projects: private sources of finance (business angels, venture capital and crowd-funding), public sources (European Union), national and regional media as direct grants and indirect support such as tax credits, tax incentives. Participants are expected to approach the management of trade agreements between the industry, by presenting different business models (pay-TV) and study the foundations of digital communication: how to astutely plan and communicate a brand, content, social gaming or offers in real-time. The pathway of study culminates in the development of a Final Project, an initiative of startup, an upgrade for a company in this sector that already exists or a business proposal for a business partner. [-]

MFA in Filmmaking

EICAR
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 France Paris

EICAR, the only film school in continental Europe with an English language curriculum, offers a two year Master of Fine Arts program in filmmaking with 5 Majors – Directing, Screenwriting, Cinematography, Producing and Editing. The School provides degrees and programs with an emphasis on practical filmmaking experience and team working process. With a class size of 15 students, we favor direct studio work and... [+]

MFA in Filmmaking EICAR, the only film school in continental Europe with an English language curriculum, offers a two year Master of Fine Arts program in filmmaking with 5 Majors – Directing, Screenwriting, Cinematography, Producing and Editing. The School provides degrees and programs with an emphasis on practical filmmaking experience and team working process. With a class size of 15 students, we favor direct studio work and small-group practical exercises where lessons can sink in. EICAR MFA program also integrates a direct understanding of professional responsibilities such as the Producing for a Client class where students are expected to produce a commercial on deadline as a team. Studying in Paris with an international network of professionals EICAR provides an international environment with over 60 nationalities present within the school’s student and staff community. Our international faculty of working film and television professionals has a continuing presence in the industry and are on the front-line of all changes and challenges confronting the film and television business. Because EICAR instructors are not academics but active professionals, they are able to offer a real world, cutting-edge approach to film education where students are prepared to confront and master the latest technical changes and artistic tendencies in the rapidly evolving audiovisual industries. Completing our curriculum’s emphasis on preparing the student for the competitive audio-visual industry is the International Department’s Master Class Lecture Series with its guest speakers, top professionals from the film and television, lecturing on the most recent technical and artistic developments that can’t be found in the textbooks or the classroom. Subjects as diverse as How to Find an Agent, Communicating with your Music Composition, Tips and Tricks for Creative Sound Design, Financing low budget films the Digital Way, are just a few of the recent lectures. The European Master of Fine Arts is a degree-level diploma which is accredited by EABHES, the European Accreditation Board of Higher Education Schools. The Master’s degree is recognized in affiliated Universities and Higher Education Schools and gives students a high level of geographical mobility, in terms both of their studies and their professional activities. They are a genuine European passport for the world of work. Between 60 to 120 ECTS credits are required for the MFA degree. These credits include classes, personal study and internships. A compulsory Foreign Language test is also required for the degree qualifications. [-]

3D Master VFX And Postproduction

FX ANIMATION Barcelona 3D School
Campus Full time 13 months Open Enrollment Spain Barcelona

Master focused on creating visual effects ES100% practical and learn all the production process, from modeling, texturing, shading / lighting, animation and rendering to postproduction and final shaped. [+]

Masters in Film in Europe 2017. Next call: October 3, 2016 October 2016 - REGISTRATION OPEN Duration: 13 months + 3 months of final project. Places: 12 Headquarters: Barcelona Description and purpose Master focused on creating visual effects ES100% practical and learn all the production process, from modeling, texturing, shading / lighting, animation and rendering to postproduction and final shaped. The ultimate goal is the integration of students work as a professional coach in VFX. Requirements  Computer knowledge at user level, medium / advanced. Be 21 years or have made a career in FX ANIMATION. The Master starts from scratch Previous training is required specified It is oriented and will have priority enrollment: Professionals with demonstrable work experience who want to switch careers or recycled. Those who come from previous training in technical or artistic areas of higher vocational training, university degrees, postgraduate, masters, unregulated private training equivalent including: - Film and Media - Degree of interactive digital content - Graphic Design - Multimedia degree. - Drawing - 2D / 3D Animation - Audiovisual - training cycle Superior 3D games and interactive environments grade. - Fine Arts - Programming - Computers - U other areas of the industry - Engineering Career prospects professional technician postproduction, digital compositing and VFX for film, advertising, TV and video games. Our students have worked to finish his training, in films such as Hercules, the origin of the legend. This training is supported by leading professionals internationally as Rob Powers (Avatar, Tintin ...) and Felix Balbas (Avatar, The Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter ...) among others. Dip into employment Training is completely practical and the students start from the first day to work as if they were in a real working environment, diving into the technical, creative processes and software latest used today by artists 3D Graphics industry VFX . In this Master students can perform a project Training in Hollywood (Space Command, feature film saga created by one of the writers of the Star Trek series, Marc Zeecre) [-]

Course in Academy Preparation Program (APP)

FAMU Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Czech Republic Prague

The Academy Preparation Program offers one year of intensive filmmaking/photography and academic disciplines with mentorship enabling the student to complete several art works by the end of the academic year. [+]

Would you like to become a filmmaker, but you are still not definitively decided in what capacity? Would you like become a photographer? The Academy Preparation Program offers one year of intensive filmmaking/photography and academic disciplines with mentorship enabling the student to complete several art works by the end of the academic year. The program works well to prepare students for MA studies in a particular discipline. PROGRAM DESCRIPTION The one-year Academy Preparation Program (APP) at FAMU International aims to provide its participants the opportunity to explore and become acquainted with the broad range of crafts, professions, arts and skills that comprise the cinematic/photographic endeavour on both a practical and theoretical level. Filmmaking hands-on program includes a large variety of practical student projects and exercises in formats from HDV, HDSLR to 16mm and 35mm. There is also practical work within a TV studio environment. Shooting is designed for locations as well as in studios. Photography students gain the skills within Photography department. Projects are specifically designed for the program curriculum and are supervised by FAMU faculty and mentors. The production of all mandatory practical exercises and final film is included in the price of tuition. Students enrolled in the one year Academy Program create their own study plan based on a combination of required – compulsory – courses, optional courses, electives, workshops and projects within their selected Major Concentrations. All courses, seminars and workshops award credits under the ECTS (European Credit Transfer System). Teachers and mentors in the program include full-time faculty from the eleven degree-granting departments of FAMU, as well as other artists, academics and film professionals as part-time faculty. As an entry-level course, the Academy Preparation Program is best suited for students interested in attaining a thorough background in audio-visual or photographic media before pursuing more in-depth studies in filmmaking and related media. While the program is designed as a general filmmaking/photographic course, it is nevertheless focused through MAJOR CONCENTRATIONS. Core courses taken by the student, mentor workshops and practical works completed will vary depending on each concentration. MAJOR CONCENTRATIONS (newly extended) for 2015/2016 are: 1. Screenwriting 2. Directing Fiction 3. Directing Documentary and Non-fiction 4. Cinematography 5. Editing and Creative Post-production 6. Photography Each Major Concentration includes a small workshop (up to 6 students) led by a mentor. In the workshop students work under one-on-one tutorship and develop their practical assignments. Mandatory seminars and courses provide theoretical background for creative part of the study program. Core courses provide a broader education into both local and film/photography culture, and include classes and seminars in: 
1. Film History, Photography History, Theory and Criticism, 2. Arts and Culture. 
FAMU International also provides a wide range of short and intense Friday or weekend workshops (we call them Modules) that comprise a vital aspect of each student’s educational experience. 
The program starts in the middle of September and ends in the middle of May. Precise dates are given specifically for each year. Core courses of each concentration leads to different creative outputs and participation of individual or collaborative work: 1. Screenwriting: small assignments during the year, TV series, a script for short film and its realization, a first draft of a full-length script 2. Directing Fiction: filming exercises digital and 16mm with given creative limits, a portrait on digital, a final short film on 16mm 3. Directing Documentary and non-fiction: filming exercises digital and 16mm with given creative limits, a portrait on digital, a final film on 16mm or digital 4. Cinematography: filming exercises digital and 16mm with given creative limits, lighting exercises, DOP of directing student´s work, 35mm final etude 5. Editing and Creative-Postproduction: filming exercises digital and 16mm with given creative limits, technical editor´s exercises, editors of directing student´s works 6. Photography: digital and film exercises, studio and outdoor photography, darkroom process as well as digital postproduction, range of creative workshops to attend CERTIFICATION AFTER COMPLETION All students will receive a transcript of completed courses in accordance with the ECTS (European Credit Transfer System). These credits are accepted by and transferable to universities, academies and advanced institutions of higher learning throughout the world. All students who successfully fulfill the requirements of their study plan will receive a Certificate from FAMU International. 
 Please note that acceptance into the FAMU International one year Academy Preparation Program does not guarantee admission into further studies at FAMU, however the portfolio of main works completed within each concentration provides application material expected for most advanced studies of the discipline. [-]

Master in Acting

Birmingham City University Faculty of Art, Design and Media
Campus Full time 1 - 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom Birmingham

This programme is designed for postgraduate students who wish to pursue a career as professional actors. This intensive course is aimed at students who have some theatrical or higher education experience. It is an extremely intensive training process which demands an enormous amount of time, commitment and energy and is intellectually, physically and emotionally challenging. The emphasis of the course is on rehearsal techniques and performance. [+]

This couse can also be taken as a Postgraduate Diploma

Entry Requirements

Admission is by audition, but we would normally require a degree course or equivalent, or relevant professional experience. The course is also suitable for professional actors seeking a refresher course. The MA option is designed for those with suitable academic abilities.

 

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. Employability will be an integral outcome of your studies. Graduates from the acting courses work consistently in all branches of performance.... [-]


Master of Arts in New Media - New Media Design and Production

Aalto University
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Finland Espoo

Would you like to explore the exciting opportunities new digital technology opens to communication, interaction and expression – and find a career where you can utilise your creativity? New Media Design and Production is a major subject within the Master’s Programme in New Media, focusing on art and design in interactive media. [+]

Would you like to explore the exciting opportunities new digital technology opens to communication, interaction and expression – and find a career where you can utilise your creativity? New Media Design and Production is a major subject within the Master’s Programme in New Media, focusing on art and design in interactive media. The education is project-oriented, combining practice with theory. You can focus on dynamic visualisation, art & culture, interaction design and interactive & generative storytelling. The programme is fully taught in English, and your master’s thesis can be written in Finnish, Swedish or English. Learning outcomes Graduates from the programme have the ability to understand the complex demands of New Media and the skills for creative collaboration, concept development, design and realisation a broad understanding across disciplines, in addition to a deepened knowledge into one's own special expertise the capability to critically analyse and develop established design traditions the ability to extend their professional competence a good foundation to continue external or doctoral studies During the studies you will get familiar with a variety of tools to understand the characteristics of new media. Academic communication and writing are a significant part of the studies, and additional research oriented courses can be chosen if you aim for an academic career. Students and researchers are encouraged to network internationally, and have an option to spend a part of their studies abroad through any of our exchange programmes. For further details on the education content, see the study guide for the academic year. Career opportunities The students have an excellent basis for an international career. Their future professional profiles relate to the various fields of new media design and research, including interface design, interaction design, information design, interactive storytelling, new media production, media art & design, software design and digital animation. Admission procedure Entry to the MA in New Media, Major in New Media Design and Production takes place through the Aalto ARTS master's student’s admission process. A batch of students representing a variety of skills, backgrounds and talents are selected every spring. The procedure consists of three stages: (1) a written application letter which describes your background, experience and motivation, followed by (2) a set of assignments and finally, (3) an interview, which also includes a portfolio pitch. Grounds for the selection of students is based on a holistic review of the application, including proven artistic/designer talent, motivation and personal development potential as well as the applicant's academic history, cultural activities and previous activities in the field of new media. Deciding factors are demonstrated talent and suitability within the desired field of study. In addition, New Media Major applicants are expected to have work experience in digital media environments insights into new media design and/or new media production and/or related research fluent English (oral / written) [-]

Master degree in Composing for Film and Television

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

Today’s language of screen music has shifted. While many scores still provide a musical commentary on the action, others find a way to integrate music into the fabric of the film itself, creating a seamless weave analogous to the camerawork or editing, to the assimilation of music into the sound world of the film as a whole. Sound design and music grow ever closer - in fact, the roles of sound designer and composer are... [+]

Masters in Film in Europe 2017. Composing for Film and Television This course commences in January each year. Our emphasis on collaboration means that Composing students are informed and involved throughout the filmmaking process. In particular, composers work closely with other students in Editing and Sound Post Production, increasing their understanding of the relationship between audio and moving images. Today’s language of screen music has shifted. While many scores still provide a musical commentary on the action, others find a way to integrate music into the fabric of the film itself, creating a seamless weave analogous to the camerawork or editing, to the assimilation of music into the sound world of the film as a whole. Sound design and music grow ever closer - in fact, the roles of sound designer and composer are becoming blurred to the extent that a close collaboration between the two processes is often essential. The application of music to film - the choices inherent in the "when", "how" and "why" - all stem from an informed understanding of the intention of the film and the contribution music could make to it. Informed understanding, musical versatility and the fostering of an individual musical voice are the intentions of this course and these are determined by the practical and intellectual demands on composers working in the industry. Composing graduates are qualified to take on all forms of work in film and television as well as productions in multimedia and interactive programming. 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. ALUMNI Recent graduate composing credits include Atonement which netted NFTS graduate Dario Marianelli an Oscar, Golden Globe and Ivor Novello in the Best Original Score category; Wallander, the television drama series, and feature film Endgame, both of which earned BAFTAs for Best Original Score for NFTS graduate Martin Phipps. Martin also received Emmy Award Nominations for his scores on Great Expectations and Sense and Sensibility. Composer Rob Lane also received Emmy nominations for his scores on Longford and HBO's John Adams, as well as winning a BAFTA for Elizabeth I (TV) and a nomination for Jane Eyre. CURRICULUM The Composing course is developmental and progressive. In year one, students are taught the techniques and contexts which inform writing music for the screen. The first term comprises an intensive process during which students compose to a variety of exercises, each one chosen to focus on a particular problem of film composition. These exercises are completed by each student and discussed in seminars and individually assessed. In term two, further exercises concentrate on issues having to do with scoring for live instruments, the combination of live and electro-acoustic elements and the integration a limited range of sound design into film scores. In addition, students will begin engaging with projects generated by other students at the NFTS. This process will continue and dominate the third term. Each student contribution to those films will also be assessed. Students will also participate in visits from industry professionals. In year two, students’ activities will be dominated primarily by work generated from other parts of the school. However, lectures, seminars and the occasional workshop will be provided to clarify and expand issues arising from those projects. As in year 1, students will also participate in visits from industry professionals. YEAR ONE A series of composing workshops combining practical exercises and seminars: Basic narrative techniques Midi, sampling and audio Combining music and sound Narrative with dialogue Non-fiction scoring Instrumentation and orchestration Composing to script Improvisation Ongoing analysis of feature film soundtracks and film structure Orchestration and recording with live musicians Workshops with Sound Design and Editing students: Abstract Film Workshop Without Images - a sound-only project Animation exercises Dramaturgy Workshop – focusing on script and script analysis, blocking and cover, and performance Editing the Scene - editing drama rushes to learn the basics of scene structure Productions Zen and Beyond - fiction workshop focusing on visual storytelling Documentary poetry exercise collaborating with Documentary Direction, Editing and Sound Design First Year Film – the major 1st year fiction production collaborating with all other departments Investigative Documentary - the major first year documentary production Cross Spec - an introduction to film language and storytelling involving all departments YEAR TWO Orchestration and recording with live musicians Improvisation Continued analysis of films 2nd year short fiction production, shot on a digital format Co-composing a feature film Graduation films in documentary, fiction and animation 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 The Composing MA course is part of the Post Production department, where 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. You might have had some Industry experience in your chosen field, or a background in the arts or other media. You may now be looking for a further professional qualification, or wish to broaden your knowledge of composing for screen, taking you to a higher level of work. Students normally have a degree in music but applicants with equivalent practical experience are also accepted; some composing experience is preferred. We look for composers with a strong personal style, a flexible approach and an intelligent feel for drama and narrative. Candidates should normally be able to notate the music they wish to be performed acoustically, have an understanding of the main historical styles and be able to communicate with others using non-musical terms. It is essential that applicants have a strong and demonstrable interest in film. APPLY WITH Application Criteria On receipt of the application form, duly completed and signed, each applicant will be provided with a link and password to download two film clips. They will be asked to write music to each of these clips, and return their completed work as Quicktime video files with sound and music track, either as downloadable links or as DVD’s sent to the school. On being accepted for interview by the school, the applicants will be invited to bring further material that may be of interest for examination at the discretion of the interviewers. [-]

M.Phil. in Textual and Visual Studies

Trinity College Dublin
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Ireland Dublin

This course explores the relationship between textual and visual forms of apprehension and expression in the modern world and their impact on European culture post-1900. The focus of the core module is on the graphic arts (poster, postage stamp, typography), photography and cinema, and on contemporary digital-based media. Various... [+]

M.Phil. in Textual and Visual Studies This course explores the relationship between textual and visual forms of apprehension and expression in the modern world and their impact on European culture post-1900. The focus of the core module is on the graphic arts (poster, postage stamp, typography), photography and cinema, and on contemporary digital-based media. Various theoretical approaches will be explored in relation to the word/image problematic which will be situated in a number of European cultural traditions. Course options focus on specific media (photography, cinema) or themes (the city, avant-gardes). The aim of the course is to bring students to a high level of theoretical and practical awareness of the text-image relation in cultural expression, equip them to analyse and evaluate the various forms text/image interaction takes, and to provide them with a training that will enrich their practice in other areas of study or professional engagement. The course consists of one core module stretching over two semesters and four one-semester modules (from a choice of 5 or 6). The first core module focuses on Word/Image relations in graphic design, ranging from posters and postage stamps to typography and logotype. The second core semester focus on word/image relations in photography, cinema and the digital media. The one-term options, two of which are followed each semester, include Text and Photography, Figuring European National Identities, Figurations of the European City, the Russian Avant-Garde and East European Cinema. A dissertation on a subject of the student's choice is prepared over the summer months. [-]

Master in Film Studies

Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Portugal Lisbon

The Master’s in Film Studies integrates the study plan of the Film and Media Arts Department in the areas [+]

Masters in Film in Europe 2017. The Master’ in Film Studies integrates the study plan of the Film and Media Arts Department in the areas of Cinematography Studies, and is part of the integrated 2nd cycle training in the progression of the study of students with a Degree in Cinema, Video and Multimedia Communication, or other similar degrees. Complementarily, the degree is destined to all professionals who wish to deepen their competences in the fields of cinematography production and direction. Knowledge, abilities and skills to be acquired This new master'’s degree presents a unique and original configuration in our country, being totally oriented towards an effective production and direction of cinematography projects framed in an environment of critical and theoretical reflexion. Therefore, the entire degree is based on a methodology of a project in development and throughout the degree the students will be invited to Individually develop a written project and planning a feature-film, respecting every regulation and principles that allow them to prepare a project that can be submitted for evaluation to the ICA – Institute of Cinema and Audiovisual Arts or the MEDIA program of the European Union; Direction of a short film in a film format; Direction of a documentary; Direction of a experimental/artistic nature project with resort to the potential of new digital technologies. Entrance Conditions The following may apply for the Master's Degree: a) People who hold a B.A. or equivalent degree; b) People who hold a foreign academic degree awarded after a 1st study cycle organized according to the Bologna Process by a member state of that process; c) People who hold a foreign academic degree acknowledged as a degree satisfying the objectives of the graduate degree by the due body; d) People who have a school, scientific or professional curriculum acknowledged by the due body of ULHT certifying the capacity to obtain this study cycle. You should check also our international master in film Kino Eyes - The European Movie Master at http://www.kinoeyes.eu/ [-]

Master in Animation

Estonian Academy of Arts
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Estonia Tallinn

Estonian Academy of Arts is offering a 2-year Master of Animation programme to postgraduate students interested in animation directing and filmmaking. [+]

Master in Animation Estonian Academy of Arts is offering a two-year Master of Animation programme to postgraduate students interested in animation directing and filmmaking. If you are an ambitious and determined artist, with the talent, motivation and desire to create unique work, form new directions and realise your career aspirations as an animation director, this course is ideal. The course combines several disciplines e.g. animation, scriptwriting, history of animation and media theory, making the background of this MA programme trans-disciplinary. The coursework mainly concentrates on classical and experimental techniques i.e. drawing animation, stop motion, cut-outs, sand animation, painting under the camera etc. In the professional sense, students will direct and produce animated films. An important part of the study are collaboration projects with local companies and organisations. The programme has a unique teaching and learning framework where students receive abundant individual attention and mentoring from highly experienced animation professionals. Students of the animation department organise the annual festival Animated Dreams, which is part of POFF, the Dark Nights Film Festival, held in Estonia during the dim evenings of Autumn. Curriculum Structure Lectures, seminars, intensive modules and projects are intertwined in the two-year MA programme. Essay writing, script writing, animating, directing, editing, sound engineering and research are core activities to be learnt and practiced throughout the courses, leading to a final diploma-film project. The courses are taught in English. Courses taught Philosophy Ethics and aesthetics Film theory Film history Animation history Animation technique Creativity Film production Film industry Animation projects 1 and 2 [-]

PhD/MPhil in Film and Media Studies specialisms

University of Bolton
Campus Full time 3 - 7 years August 2017 United Kingdom Bolton

The MPhil/PhD in Film and Media Studies is for media graduates who are looking to develop their knowledge of a specific area of film and media studies to a high level of academic achievement. Study at MPhil/PhD level is open to honours graduates as well as those already having a postgraduate degree. The MPhil/PhD is largely non-taught and your main submission will be a thesis written under the supervision of a member of staff (the... [+]

Masters in Film in Europe 2017. Film and Media Studies specialisms - PhD / MPhil The MPhil/PhD in Film and Media Studies is for media graduates who are looking to develop their knowledge of a specific area of film and media studies to a high level of academic achievement. Study at MPhil/PhD level is open to honours graduates as well as those already having a postgraduate degree. The MPhil/PhD is largely non-taught and your main submission will be a thesis written under the supervision of a member of staff (the Director of Dtudies) with expertise in the area chosen. Additional support is available from other internal/external academics. Your thesis will be a piece of original critical research which makes a significant contribution to scholarly knowledge in the film and media studies field. The broad topic to be investigated will be defined by you with more specific details agreed through discussion with the Director of Studies. Careers & professional development The course is useful if you wish to follow a career path involving advanced scholarly research; for instance, an academic teaching career in the film/media field. Subject overview Staff in the School of Arts, Media and Education value their relationships with students and provide friendly and supportive postgraduate research supervision. They are able to draw upon their own experience of publishing and conference presentation in the field to enhance their support of postgraduate students. Projects recently completed by staff include the publication of a monograph applying Bakhtinian theory to some of the key concepts of film studies. Projects currently underway include Brid Andrews' study into documenting professional practice in the creative industries. During the first 12 to 18 months of the course you will be registered for an MPhil and carry out research towards this qualification. Assuming satisfactory progress as indicated by a transfer report, you will then transfer to the award of PhD. At the transfer stage you have the option of writing-up for an MPhil only if you wish. Either qualification is awarded subsequent to the production of a thesis and oral examination. At the start of the course you will be strongly encouraged to broaden your knowledge of research training by attending relevant sessions of the University’s postgraduate training programme and at relevant research seminars hosted by the school. You will be encouraged to participate in the latter and, as a PhD student, you will also be encouraged to disseminate your research more widely, at conferences and in academic journals. Supervisors can offer advice and encouragement on every stage of research dissemination, from writing proposals to delivering papers at conferences. Research topics Applications for MPhil/PhD study are considered in the following areas: - gender in film/television - classical Hollywood - performance theory - interfaces between theatre/film - psychoanalytic theory and film - late 1960s art cinema - British cinema - authorship in film - industrial history - economic and aesthetic interfaces in film - contemporary Hollywood, particularly the ‘blockbuster’ - Bakhtinian theory - comic book/superhero movies. Available projects Projects currently underway by our research students include a study into the representation of the South Asian/British Asian woman in film and television, and a study into perceptions of threat in recent Hollywood cinema. Projects are available in the areas detailed in the 'research topics' section above. Before submitting a formal application you should contact the postgraduate research degree admissions tutor in film and media studies to discuss the area in which you wish to work. A more detailed proposal of a research topic will then be agreed between you and the supervisor(s) as part of the formal application process. [-]