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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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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 - 24 months
English
Campus
 
SRH Berlin University of Applied Sciences
Berlin, Germany

Writing series, producing feature films, designing TV formats, editing films - the world of film and television is large and growing dynamically. With the M.A. Film, Televisio ... +

Writing series, producing feature films, designing TV formats, editing films - the world of film and television is large and growing dynamically. With the M.A. Film, Television & Digital Narratives program, you'll secure your place in the industry. -
MA
Full-time
4 semesters
English
Campus
 
Pulse College
Dublin, Ireland

The past decade has seen a growth in digital media production, including streaming video content, and interactive media. Today’s digital media production companies require fle ... +

The past decade has seen a growth in digital media production, including streaming video content, and interactive media. Today’s digital media production companies require flexible, creative music departments, capable of working to short deadlines with limited resources. The MA aims to train diversely skilled, self-reliant composers ready to operate dynamically as self-employed entrepreneurs within this fluid sector. -
MA
Full-time
English
Campus
 

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Arts University Bournemouth
Poole, United Kingdom

MA Film practice is for talented and emerging filmmakers seeking to learn through making, to look beyond the short film, to define themselves as artists within film practice a ... +

MA Film practice is for talented and emerging filmmakers seeking to learn through making, to look beyond the short film, to define themselves as artists within film practice and to gain that vital experience demanded by the industry. MA Film Practice offers you the chance to develop your independent practice, specialist prowess and creative potential, within a unique filmmaking culture that is supported by experts with a wide range of skills. You'll also have access to high-quality technical resources. -
MA
Full-time
English
Campus
 
University of Groningen
Groningen, Netherlands

Are you fascinated by the emotional and cognitive effects of films? Do you love studying documentaries and the contributions cinema can make to discussions of climate change? ... +

Are you fascinated by the emotional and cognitive effects of films? Do you love studying documentaries and the contributions cinema can make to discussions of climate change? Then the Master’s track ‘Film and Contemporary Audiovisual Media’ is the right one for you. Within a year you can acquire a Master’s degree from one of the Top 100 universities in the world—and you will do so in the city with the youngest population in the Netherlands. An internship in film, television or other media is part of the program as well. In ‘Film and Contemporary Audiovisual Media’ you will work closely with our international faculty, who will initiate you into the latest theoretical debates in film and media studies. You will learn to work with state-of-the-art approaches such as phenomenology, film-cognitivism, ecocriticism, film philosophy, digital film forensics, and experimental media archaeology. -
MA
Full-time
English (UK)
01 Sep 2023
01 May 2023
Campus
 
Bath Spa University
Bath, United Kingdom

Take your writing to the highest level, and develop clear strategies for professional success. With a combination of expert guidance and peer-group workshopping, we encourage ... +

Take your writing to the highest level, and develop clear strategies for professional success. With a combination of expert guidance and peer-group workshopping, we encourage you to develop your unique voice while meeting the demands of a highly competitive industry. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Campus
 
Oxford Brookes University
Headington, United Kingdom

Establish a historically-informed and critically aware understanding of popular cinema and how it reflects and shapes the world we live in. You’ll develop a strong working kno ... +

Establish a historically-informed and critically aware understanding of popular cinema and how it reflects and shapes the world we live in. You’ll develop a strong working knowledge of analytical and theoretical contexts. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
12 - 24 months
English
Sep 2023
Campus
 
Utrecht University
Utrecht, Netherlands

We live in mediatised worlds in which film and television are part of globalised and digitised media industries that are highly dynamic. To understand how contemporary media w ... +

We live in mediatised worlds in which film and television are part of globalised and digitised media industries that are highly dynamic. To understand how contemporary media work one needs advanced familiarity with its cultural forms, knowledge of industry systems and practices as well as historical awareness of media’s pasts. In this Master’s programme in Film and Television Cultures, you will explore our dynamic media worlds and learn to think critically about changing industries, technologies and cultures. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Campus
 
Eötvös Loránd University
Budapest, Hungary

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
Sep 2023
30 Jun 2023
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
Sep 2023
Campus
 
MetFilm School
London, United Kingdom +2 More

The MA Cinematography course allows students to gain the knowledge and specialist skills required to be a cinematographer in today’s creative industries, engaging in a range o ... +

The MA Cinematography course allows students to gain the knowledge and specialist skills required to be a cinematographer in today’s creative industries, engaging in a range of practical workshops and seminars to enhance their creative and technical skillset. -
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Full-time
English
02 Oct 2023
Campus