Masters of Arts in Film Studies

Compare 77 MA Programs in Film Studies

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 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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MA in Film Production

University of Gloucestershire
Campus Full time August 2018 United Kingdom Cheltenham

The students’ practical and theoretical understanding of filmmaking will be advanced by lecturers who work as professional filmmakers. Students will have access to industry-standard equipment, a professional on-campus film studio, personal edit suites with professional postproduction software, and sessions with external industry professionals. [+]

The students’ practical and theoretical understanding of filmmaking will be advanced by lecturers who work as professional filmmakers. Students will have access to industry-standard equipment, a professional on-campus film studio, personal edit suites with professional postproduction software, and sessions with external industry professionals. You will be encouraged to creatively explore the art of filmmaking within the context of a highly structured, professional industry environment, and should graduate with clearly articulated outputs that may be used to advance their careers in film production.

Study style

Student practical work (film projects) will be assessed in the modules that include specific production activity. Written work will be assessed in both production modules that include written submissions (including pre-production material) and in modules that require academic writing (including Textual Studies and Postgraduate Thesis).... [-]


MA in Feature Filmmaking

Bath Spa University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom Bath + 1 more

This Feature Filmmaking course will give you an industry-focused education in the business and practice of modern, low budget feature film production. [+]

An industry-focused education in the low-budget feature film-making for documentary or fiction.

A unique chance to make a feature film as part of a Master’s degree.

Taught by active industry professionals with feature film experience.

Learn about traditional and emerging routes to distributing your film.

This Feature Filmmaking course will give you an industry-focused education in the business and practice of modern, low budget feature film production.

Modern filmmaking is collaborative; we’ve tailored the course for aspiring writers, directors and producers. We’ll help you develop your skills for a career working on feature length documentaries or fiction.... [-]


Master of Fine Arts in Film & Animation

Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)
Campus Full time 3 years September 2018 USA Rochester

The MFA in Animation program enjoys state-of-the-art facilities in which students can create in imaging arts computer animation is unique in that it is the only such program housed in a School of Film and Animation with full production facilities, as well as the additional support of highly specialized faculty in photography, imaging science, computer science and information technology, and printing. [+]

Master of Fine Arts in AnimationThe MFA program enjoys state-of-the-art facilities in which students can create in imaging arts computer animation is unique in that it is the only such program housed in a School of Film and Animation with full production facilities, as well as the additional support of highly specialized faculty in photography, imaging science, computer science and information technology, and printing.

Program goals

The program’s goals provide students with the opportunity to use animation, filmmaking, and other imaging arts as a means to:

pursue a career and earn a livelihood. enrich their personal lives and society as a whole. encourage a sense of community, creativity, scholarship, and purpose. ... [-]

MA in Directing Film and Television

Bournemouth University
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 United Kingdom Poole

The Director is central to the creative process in media production and this course has been designed to build and develop your knowledge of the industry, enabling you to step up to the challenge of delivering winning productions. [+]

The Director is central to the creative process in media production and this course has been designed to build and develop your knowledge of the industry, enabling you to step up to the challenge of delivering winning productions. This hands-on course provides many opportunities for practical production across platforms and genres. It will enhance your storytelling skills and build your technical understanding of film, television and transmedia production, developing advanced skills as a director in line with current industry practice.

The Faculty of Media & Communication encourages dynamic collaborations between students across courses. Working with the producing, scriptwriting, cinematography, sound and editing students you will create a showcase of your skills as a visual, creative storyteller. Many of these collaborations have continued beyond the course as students set up their own production companies. This comprehensive course will equip you with the skills to understand and manage the entire production process, from effective planning and pre-visualisation to overseeing creative post-production work alongside our editing students.... [-]


MA Filmmaking

London Film Academy
Campus 18 months May 2018 United Kingdom London

Take your career in film and TV to the next level. If you have an undergraduate degree or experience in the world of film, this 18-month MA course will give you intensive, practical training in all aspects of filmmaking. This will ensure you’re equipped with the versatile and adaptable skills, qualifications and lifelong support needed to excel within this incredible industry. [+]

Take your career in film and TV to the next level. If you have an undergraduate degree or experience in the world of film, this 18-month MA course will give you intensive, practical training in all aspects of filmmaking. This will ensure you’re equipped with the versatile and adaptable skills, qualifications and lifelong support needed to excel within this incredible industry.

Gain invaluable and unique experience through combining university-based learning with an intensive hands-on film school environment. You’ll be mentored by award-winning, practicing industry professionals in a variety of filmmaking roles. In addition, you’ll have access to the best kit, a network of experts to support you both during and after your time at LFA, and twice as much tutor contact time as a standard university MA course.... [-]


Film, Television and Moving Image MA

University of Westminster - Westminster School of Media, Arts and Design
Campus Full time 1 year United Kingdom London

Our innovative MA in Film and Television builds on its prestigious heritage as the longest running degree programme of its kind in the UK. We aim to equip you with wide-ranging skills, knowledge and critical awareness to meet your career aspirations in sectors in which moving images play a central role. [+]

*Subject to approval

Our innovative MA in Film and Television builds on its prestigious heritage as the longest running degree programme of its kind in the UK. We aim to equip you with wide-ranging skills, knowledge and critical awareness to meet your career aspirations in sectors in which moving images play a central role. Our curriculum incorporates an exciting variety of learning and teaching activities designed to foster your capacity for researching and rigorously analysing different aspects of film, television and moving images. You will have the opportunity to develop key skills for communicating about and with moving images across a range of contexts and platforms. You can choose to have a broad-based learning experience in film, television and moving image, or you can specialise in moving image curation and screenwriting via our suggested pathways.... [-]


MA in Artists Film & Moving Image

Goldsmiths, University of London
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 United Kingdom London

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. [+]

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.

This course is a twelve-month, intensively taught practice-based MA aimed at graduates and/or artists working within the field of moving image who wish to achieve a professional level in their practice with the support of an Art Department that has an exceptionally high concentration of accomplished artist filmmakers.

The programme is centred around the individual experience and knowledge that each student brings to the programme toward developing them as highly reflective and committed practitioners, as artist filmmakers who want to innovate in the expanding field of moving image within the context of artists’ film production, exhibition, reception and distribution.... [-]


Master of Arts in Fashion Film & Photography

Paris College Of Art
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 France Paris

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. [+]

A one-year program in Photography, with a specific accent on fashion, dedicated to emerging photographers who wish to specialize in fashion. The film has become an essential part of the professional practice of photographers and this program meets the demand of teaching moving images to photographers. 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.

The proposed MA meets the demands of an expanding market for fashion advertising through storytelling in photography and film, using social media and capitalizing on the ability to reach large audiences at a reduced cost through online marketing.... [-]


Master of Fine Arts in Film Production

Full Sail University
Campus Full time 12 months September 2018 USA Winter Park

In Full Sail University’s Film Production master of fine arts program, your education centers on fundamentals such as storytelling, visual aesthetics, and technical roles, as well as the business strategies needed to bring your completed works to audiences. [+]

Innovations in techniques, communication, and distribution channels have leveled the playing field for filmmakers, but the elements of a compelling film remain the same. In Full Sail University’s Film Production master of fine arts program, your education centers on fundamentals such as storytelling, visual aesthetics, and technical roles, as well as the business strategies needed to bring your completed works to audiences.

You’ll build these skills in Full Sail’s professional studios and facilities, and get familiar with the industry's equipment, software, and technology. This will all come together as you build a graduate-level portfolio to showcase your talents.

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MA Filmmaking

University for the Creative Arts
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom Farnham + 1 more

This course offers you the opportunity to develop your creative and technical skills as an independent filmmaker working in a fiction film. You will have the opportunity to write and direct your own Short Film or follow a specialist route as a Head of Department in film production. [+]

MA Filmmaking

This course offers you the opportunity to develop your creative and technical skills as an independent filmmaker working in a fiction film. You will have the opportunity to write and direct your own Short Film or follow a specialist route as a Head of Department in film production.

You'll develop high-level skills in a learning environment which nurtures technical excellence in the creation of cinematic sound and image. You'll develop personal creativity and the ability to collaborate effectively within a team in pursuit of a shared cinematic vision.

Length of study: One year full-time

Starts: September 2017

Campus: UCA Farnham

Course overview ... [-]

Master of Arts in Audiovisual Arts

KASK & Conservatorium / School of Arts Gent
Campus Full time Part time 60 hours September 2018 Belgium Ghent + 1 more

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. [+]

English master

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.

The programmes are organized so as to facilitate encounters between Dutch-speaking and English-speaking students in informal contexts, in seminars and courses, and even in artistic projects, they start up together. There are no differences in curricula, competencies, learning outcomes or organization between the English-language programmes and their Dutch-language counterparts. English-speaking candidates holding a master’s degree in music can also go in for the advanced master ‘soloist contemporary music’.... [-]


MA in Film and Television (Wits School of Arts)

University of the Witwatersrand
Campus Full time February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg

The Masters in Film and Television offers a Professional degree in the discipline of filmmaking and aims to stimulate learning at a postgraduate level through the application of theory with practice. The following Masters' options are available to applicants: (1) MA by coursework with research report; (2) MA by dissertation. MA by coursework requires that students take three semester-long courses (one of which may be taken outside the division with the permission from the Head of Division). Students undertake research which consists of the production of a short film in a documentary, fiction or experimental film genres AND a written research report (10 000 words). Alternatively, students may wish to take the dissertation option without the option of a creative project (the written submission here is 20 000 words). Supervision of the creative work and research report is undertaken by lecturers in the Film and Television division. [+]

POST GRADUATE STUDIES IN FILM AND TELEVISION

The Masters in Film and Television offers a Professional degree in the discipline of filmmaking and aims to stimulate learning at a postgraduate level through the application of theory with practice. The following Masters' options are available to applicants: (1) MA by coursework with research report; (2) MA by dissertation. MA by coursework requires that students take three semester-long courses (one of which may be taken outside the division with the permission from the Head of Division). Students undertake research which consists of the production of a short film in a documentary, fiction or experimental film genres AND a written research report (10 000 words). Alternatively, students may wish to take the dissertation option without the option of a creative project (the written submission here is 20 000 words). Supervision of the creative work and research report is undertaken by lecturers in the Film and Television division.... [-]


MA in Documentary Journalism

Nottingham Trent University: School of Arts and Humanities
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom Nottingham + 1 more

This course will prepare you to research and produce long-form journalism for online, radio and television. It includes all the steps of the process from research and production across multi-platforms, to making a pitch, the commissioning process, costing and budgets. [+]

MA Documentary Journalism

This course will prepare you to research and produce long-form journalism for online, radio and television. It includes all the steps of the process from research and production across multi-platforms, to making a pitch, the commissioning process, costing and budgets.

What you'll study

You’ll take a multi-platform approach to documentary making, developing in-depth research methods and story-telling, along with practical skills in writing, broadcasting, online and visual journalism.

You’ll be taught by our team of experienced media professionals as well as visiting documentary makers across all platforms and be guided through the commercial process of documentary making.... [-]


Master of Arts in Fiction and Entertainment

SCI-Arc
Campus Full time September 2018 USA Los Angeles

In SCI-Arc’s Master of Arts in Fiction and Entertainment one-year program, students work with world-renowned professionals in the worlds of film, fiction, animation, marketing, games, and documentary making to build new forms of architectural practice. (This program is pending WSCUC approval.) [+]

In SCI-Arc’s Master of Arts in Fiction and Entertainment one-year program, students work with world-renowned professionals in the worlds of film, fiction, animation, marketing, games, and documentary making to build new forms of architectural practice. (This program is pending WSCUC approval.)

What we think the world looks like is largely determined by fiction and entertainment—extraordinary shared languages through which we exchange ideas and engage with our environment. It is impossible to underestimate the importance of media in the production of culture.

Given the vast array of media available, it is urgent to widen the scope of architecture beyond buildings alone. Why shouldn’t architects design the next Hollywood blockbuster? Virtual reality environments? Viral videos? Political campaigns? Deeply embedded in the entertainment industry of Los Angeles, this program is a place to start telling new kinds of stories about the alternative realities of the twenty-first century.... [-]


M.A. in Screen Studies

Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology
Campus Full time 2 years July 2018 India Bangalore

The Screen Studies program at Srishti provides a theoretical, and art and design framework within which students can develop a set of critical making and thinking skills in the context of the current digital revolution and the multiple screens – mobile, web, tablet and so forth – that we wear, carry with us, encounter in public spaces and install in our homes and work places. [+]

M.A. in Screen Studies

The screen is the key interface through which we negotiate our world. Digital tools, platforms, and information together with the algorithms that make up the DNA of today’s screens are as significant a game changer as were the inventions of the printing press and photography to the 15th and 19th centuries. The Masters in Screen Studies enables students to develop a critical perspective on contemporary screen culture and to explore daily engagements with screen media through Srishti’s distinctive approach to practice-based learning.

In the contemporary moment, a time of rapid transformation in art, society and technology, artists, media practitioners, designers and critical thinkers are grappling with digitization and convergences between traditional screen-based media – film, television, video, and photography – and the stream of social and other media forms arising out of today’s networked and screen-based technologies. When screens are everywhere, how we read, interact and communicate through them is fundamental to the practice of literacy and artistic expression in the 21st century. The Screen Studies program at Srishti provides a theoretical, and art and design framework within which students can develop a set of critical making and thinking skills in the context of the current digital revolution and the multiple screens – mobile, web, tablet and so forth – that we wear, carry with us, encounter in public spaces and install in our homes and workplaces.... [-]