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.
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.... [-]
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... [+]
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. [+]
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... [+]
The Masters in Film Studies integrates the study plan of the Film and Media Arts Department in the areas [+]
Estonian Academy of Arts is offering a 2-year Master of Animation programme to postgraduate students interested in animation directing and filmmaking. [+]
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... [+]
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 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 East London Visual Arts and Film program is designed for a new generation of storytellers: artists who share a passion for visual and performing arts across a wide array of media and want to learn by making their own projects in a hands-on, intensive program. [+]
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 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. [+]
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. [+]
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.
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.... [-]
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 media industries are driven by high energy creative thinking and the potential of evolving technologies. The course is responsive to these industry expectations and will equip students with the [+]
MA Moving Image and Sound
The media industries are driven by high energy creative thinking and the potential of evolving technologies. The course is responsive to these industry expectations and will equip students with the professional, practical and conceptual skills to engage in a range of employment possibilities.
MA Moving Image and Sound is delivered through an experienced academic and technical staff team to support those looking to expand their professional skills and technical abilities, as well as gaining confidence in contributing to current practice through innovation in concept and approach. Depending on your chosen specialism the course will support you in engaging with audio-visual production, motion graphics, sound, traditional and CGI 2D and 3D animation, character and asset development for games, scripting and narrative, and skills in pre- and post-production work.... [-]