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51 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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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
Oct 2021
Campus
 
London Film Academy
London, United Kingdom

Our one-year MA Filmmaking degree is perfect for students looking to pursue advanced practical filmmaking training while also learning the skills to contextualise their creati ... +

Our one-year MA Filmmaking degree is perfect for students looking to pursue advanced practical filmmaking training while also learning the skills to contextualise their creative choices through critical thinking. Our distinctive approach to film education provides students with hands-on training, from industry professionals, across six filmmaking disciplines - directing, producing, editing, screenwriting, cinematography and sound. This intensive training across multiple roles means graduates leave LFA as well as rounded filmmakers who can excel in their chosen field while remaining agile within a collaborative industry. The quantity of films made, together with career-focused research, ensures students produce a substantial showreel of work ready to make their mark as a world-class filmmaker. -
MA
Full-time
English
Campus
Online
 

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Arts University Bournemouth - The Graduate School
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
Oct 2021
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
Campus
 
Bath Spa University
Bath, United Kingdom

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

This Feature Filmmaking course will give you an industry-focused education in the business and practice of modern, low budget feature film production. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Campus
 
University of Lincoln
Lincoln, United Kingdom

UK filmmakers are renowned throughout the world for their originality, creativity, and craft. Lincoln’s MA Film Production aims to equip students with the skills needed to bec ... +

UK filmmakers are renowned throughout the world for their originality, creativity, and craft. Lincoln’s MA Film Production aims to equip students with the skills needed to become the next generation of innovative filmmakers. Students can learn the art and craft of film through a series of workshops with academics and guest lectures by industry professionals. Previous guest speakers include Deborah Haywood, writer-director of Pin Cushion (2017) and Lucas Roche, who edits for director Shane Meadows. During the programme students are able to make two short documentaries, write and make a short fictional film, and either write a fictional feature screenplay or make a film of their choice for their final project. Optional modules may include screenwriting, media ecologies, or gender and media. -
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 2022
30 Jun 2022
Campus
 
Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)
Rochester, USA

Bring your stories to life as you explore the depths of the film industry.

Bring your stories to life as you explore the depths of the film industry. -
MA
Full-time
3 years
English
Campus
 
GCU - Glasgow School for Business and Society
Glasgow, United Kingdom

With a wealth of commissions and creative opportunities, TV is where most screenwriters work. Taught by professional writers, you'll work on the scripts from series currently ... +

With a wealth of commissions and creative opportunities, TV is where most screenwriters work. Taught by professional writers, you'll work on the scripts from series currently on British TV gaining the knowledge, skills & contacts to succeed in the industry. -
MA
Full-time
English
Campus
 
Full Sail University
Winter Park, USA

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 ... +

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. -
MA
Full-time
12 months
English
Campus
 
London Film School
London, United Kingdom +1 More

Train across all areas, in a working studio, with students from over 30 countries. Entry in January, May and September.

Train across all areas, in a working studio, with students from over 30 countries. Entry in January, May and September. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Manchester Metropolitan University
Manchester, United Kingdom

In the changing world of contemporary filmmaking, there is an increasing range of possibilities for future storytelling across different media and platforms. The School of Dig ... +

In the changing world of contemporary filmmaking, there is an increasing range of possibilities for future storytelling across different media and platforms. The School of Digital Art's (SODA) MA Filmmaking course explores filmmaking within a wide range of professional contexts. This includes a distinctive focus on short-form filmmaking, spanning narrative, documentary, artistic and technological practices across a range of platforms. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Sep 2022
Campus
 
Paris College Of Art
Paris, France

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
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
Oct 2021
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online