The film industry is extremely competitive, and those with a sound understanding of its history and future may stand a better chance of succeeding within it. A Master in Film Studies provides students with unique opportunities to focus their studies and understand better the dynamics of an ever-changing trade.
What is a Master in Film Studies? This program of study often focuses on the history, theory, analysis and development of film. In addition to studying film theory and history, students are often encouraged to study world film and directors. Many programs allow students to tailor their studies to suit their interests, and provide a unique educational experience. Most courses of study require students to write and defend a master’s thesis before graduation. Studies usually last one to two years. Some programs may have a limit on the length of time it takes to earn a degree, so students should plan accordingly.
An advanced degree in film studies can help students obtain a better understanding of the development of film all over the world. It may also provide ways for students to break into a very competitive industry through exposure and networking.
The cost of earning a Master in Film Studies depends on where students decide to study and the length of the program. Certain projects may be required by some programs, meaning students may need to be on campus to complete them. Research your program of choice well to understand what sort of costs are involved.
Graduates with a master’s degree in film studies can often find a variety of opportunities in the art and film industry. Some can go on to become directors, operators and broadcasters. There also might be teaching opportunities for students who choose to pursue a PhD in Film Studies. The film industry is very competitive, so many graduates may need to start out at entry-level positions and work their way up.
Applicants usually have a bachelor’s degree in a related field. Many applications can be filled out online. Online courses may also be available for students in need of distance education. For more information, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.
The landscape of visual effects is changing at a lightning speed. The technological advances over the last decade have brought us fast communication links ... [+]
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.... [-]
Visual Studies at Lingnan is a stand-alone department focusing on the following core sub-disciplines: art history, cognitive film studies, and philosophical aesthetics. [+]
Students in our unique low-residency MFA program in Screenwriting learn how the practice of Transcendental Meditation can help them craft profound and meaningful stories. [+]
Learn the ins and outs of filmmaking, on-the-job and on the set! With locations across the country, the Film Connection Film School can place you as an apprentice (extern) in an established film production company near where you live. You'll be paired with a seasoned film professional who will mentor you one-on-one on all the aspects of directing, producing, editing, cinematography and more. By learning on-the-job, you'll not only get the hands-on experience you need, but you'll also have the chance to make connections and form important working industry relationships you'd never be able to achieve in a classroom. We are the school that gives you the training, the job experience and the insider access you need in order to break into the business. [+]
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... [+]
Digital technology has transformed the editing process, yet it has also dramatically diminished the role of the assistant editor so that opportunities to learn the art of editing as an apprentice are increasingly hard to find... [+]
This course commences in January each year. The goal of the course is to give our graduates the tools and the confidence to become successful members of the international documentary community. Our students have won the Grierson and Sheffield Student Awards two years running, IDFA and the Royal Television Society last year, and win prizes at the most prestigious festivals round the world: Sundance, IDFA, Hot Docs, Berlin, Sheffield and... [+]
This course commences in January each year. During this extremely practical modular course, you will spend a lot of time learning techniques “on set”, in addition to learning in front of a computer. You will work closely with students from all the other NFTS MA disciplines, creating 2D/3D VFX, CG 3D FX or Colour Grading and Onlining the entire production, on a diverse range of NFTS film and television projects – many of... [+]
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... [+]
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. [+]
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. [+]
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... [+]
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. [+]
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... [+]