53 MA Programs in Film Studies

What is an MA in Film Studies? This innovative field of study puts you on the fast track to a successful film industry career. You can learn about the history of film and get the tools you need to pursue a future in the filmmaking community.   The Master of Arts in Film Studies is designed for serious students who want to learn more about the critical and artistic background of the film indus… Read more

What is an MA in Film Studies? This innovative field of study puts you on the fast track to a successful film industry career. You can learn about the history of film and get the tools you need to pursue a future in the filmmaking community.

The Master of Arts in Film Studies is designed for serious students who want to learn more about the critical and artistic background of the film industry. You can acquire the skills you need to think about the history, economics, genres and technical aspects of film. Intensive courses in criticism and theory can give you the tools you need to discuss film in depth. Your final degree project will normally involve a detailed thesis on a topic that particularly interests you.

The cost of an MA in Film Studies will depend on the country you live in and the particular program you choose. Many programs have work-study options or financial aid to help offset the costs of this intense degree program.

Once you have your master’s degree in film, you can look forward to a wide variety of careers in the industry. Many people go on to become film critics, writing about the latest theatrical releases. Other film students pursue a doctorate in film studies and become professors in their chosen area of specialty. Experts in the film industry are always looking for well-trained students who have a strong background in the study and criticism of films. An MA in Film Studies can be your ticket into these vibrant careers. This program may also help you develop your writing and critical thinking skills, which are valuable assets in nearly all areas of the modern business world.

Do you love thinking and writing about film? Start pursuing your dreams today by looking at MA programs in film studies. You can find out more by exploring our website. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Full Sail University
Winter Park , USA

Bringing films from concept to completion requires a skill set in both art and technology. Innovations in techniques, communication, and distribution channels have leveled the ... +

Bringing films from concept to completion requires a skill set in both art and technology. Innovations in techniques, communication, and distribution channels have leveled the playing field for independent -
MA
Full-time
12 months
English
January 2020
Campus
 
The London Film School
London , United Kingdom + 1 More

Learning is based around short films. Each term these film exercises become more technically sophisticated, more considered and more complex in their ambitions. The School spe ... +

Learning is based around short films. Each term these film exercises become more technically sophisticated, more considered and more complex in their ambitions. The School specifies the skill base for each exercise, provides the equipment and trains the students up to the new levels in each of the various craft skills. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
August 2020
Campus
 
Norwich University of the Arts
Norwich , United Kingdom

Take your practice to new heights, refine your technical skills and explore the cultural and historical context of your work on our Creative Skillset accredited MA Moving Imag ... +

Take your practice to new heights, refine your technical skills and explore the cultural and historical context of your work on our Creative Skillset accredited MA Moving Image and Sound Masters degree course. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
September 2020
Campus
 
Johns Hopkins University, Advanced Academic Programs
Washington , USA

Johns Hopkins' Advanced Academic Programs Master of Arts in Film and Media develops the expertise, resources, and relationships you need to work in your chosen area of interes ... +

Johns Hopkins' Advanced Academic Programs Master of Arts in Film and Media develops the expertise, resources, and relationships you need to work in your chosen area of interest in the film and media business. In this 30-credit program, you will develop your own point of view, mission, distinctive storytelling approach, and professional portfolio in your area of focus. Choose a concentration in writing, sound, or business, and build your portfolio while also gaining broad industry knowledge in classes taught by practicing writers, producers, sound professionals, and creators. -
MA
Full-time
16 months
English
31 Aug 2020
Campus
 
Goldsmiths, University of London
London , United Kingdom

This intensively taught programme is designed for artist filmmakers who want to develop their practice and their professional networks to a level that enables them to work wit ... +

This intensively taught programme is designed for artist filmmakers who want to develop their practice and their professional networks to a level that enables them to work within the art and film worlds. -
MA
Full-time
English
September 2020
15 Jan 2018
Campus
 
Rome University of Fine Arts (RUFA)
Rome , Italy

You will further your theoretical and practical training with the study of specific subject areas such as cinema, set design, photography, editing, sound engineering, multimed ... +

You will further your theoretical and practical training with the study of specific subject areas such as cinema, set design, photography, editing, sound engineering, multimedia products, computer animation, 3D, a phenomenology of images and sociology of contemporary art. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
01 Oct 2020
Campus
 
California State University Sonoma
Rohnert Park , USA

The M.A. in Organization Development provides professional preparation for developing organizations and communities that are more sane and effective. In four semesters, partic ... +

The M.A. in Organization Development provides professional preparation for developing organizations and communities that are more sane and effective. In four semesters, participants gain the practical skills, conceptual knowledge, and field-tested experience to successfully lead organization and community improvement efforts. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
English
September 2020
Campus
 
Emerson College
Boston , USA

Our unique program provides students of all levels with the opportunity to develop as engaged and versatile creative professionals and media artists. Students will work with i ... +

Our unique program provides students of all levels with the opportunity to develop as engaged and versatile creative professionals and media artists. Students will work with image and sound to entertain, inform, persuade, and challenge, using both traditional and emergent media forms. They will develop an understanding of the disciplines of film, video, audio, and interactive media production, bringing this understanding to bear on traditional and convergent media works. -
MA
2 years
English
September 2020
Campus
 
Bath Spa University
Bath , United Kingdom

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

The MA in Scriptwriting is a professional training course for working writers. Most scriptwriters work across several media, and the course reflects this. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
September 2020
Campus
 
National Film and Television School
Beaconsfield , United Kingdom

A unique course, the only one of its kind in the UK, designed to fast track you into the industry.

A unique course, the only one of its kind in the UK, designed to fast track you into the industry. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
January 2020
05 Jul 2018
Campus
 
Eötvös Loránd University
District V. , Hungary + 2 More

The Institute for Art Theory and Media Studies at ELTE is currently the only higher institution of education in Hungary to offer an English-language MA degree in Film Studies.

The Institute for Art Theory and Media Studies at ELTE is currently the only higher institution of education in Hungary to offer an English-language MA degree in Film Studies. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
September 2020
15 Jun 2020
Campus
 
University of Lincoln
Lincoln , United Kingdom

This practice-led MA offers the opportunity to advance your practical and theoretical understanding of media production processes in a professional and creative environment.

This practice-led MA offers the opportunity to advance your practical and theoretical understanding of media production processes in a professional and creative environment. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
August 2020
Campus
 
Leeds Beckett University
Leeds , United Kingdom + 1 More

Immerse yourself in hands-on filmmaking and real production budgets on this practical course. Creativity and collaboration will be at the heart of your learning, which will ta ... +

Immerse yourself in hands-on filmmaking and real production budgets on this practical course. Creativity and collaboration will be at the heart of your learning, which will take place in the University's Northern Film School, giving you access to industry-standard equipment and facilities. -
MA
Full-time
18 months
English
21 Sep 2020
Campus
 
KASK & Conservatorium / School of Arts Gent
Ghent , Belgium

The School of Arts offers English-language master programmes in the visual arts, audiovisual arts and music. Each year, dozens of foreign students choose the master programmes ... +

The School of Arts offers English-language master programmes in the visual arts, audiovisual arts and music. Each year, dozens of foreign students choose the master programmes of our faculty to continue their studies. The presence of students from different international backgrounds is an enrichment for our educational tradition and provides an added value to the training of foreign master students and Flemish students moving on from the Dutch-language bachelor programmes alike. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
60 hours
English
September 2020
Campus
 
Paris College Of Art
Paris , France + 2 More

The Master of Arts (MA) in Fashion Film and Photography is a one-year program in Photography with a specific focus on fashion, aimed at emerging photographers interested in sp ... +

The Master of Arts (MA) in Fashion Film and Photography is a one-year program in Photography with a specific focus on fashion, aimed at emerging photographers interested in specializing in fashion. The professional practice of fashion photographers today increasingly includes film, so moving image will be taught alongside still. -
MA
Full-time
English
September 2020
Campus