Masters Programs in Film Studies

Compare 27 Masters Programs in Film Studies

Film Studies

The art of storytelling has existed from the dawn of humankind. Storytelling has many disguises, such as literature, songs and more specifically – ballads, theatre, comedy and motion pictures. Today theatre and film walk hand in hand, sometimes sharing common audiences and serving similar purposes that makes these forms of art very powerful mediums through which people can communicate ideas, cultural codes, emotions, and information of all kinds. A Master in Film is an excellent step towards a career in this industry.

The film industry can take many forms; speech, dance, writing, music, and visual arts help to turn the performance into a single artistic form, and a Master in Film can explore all of these. Specific cultures get involved into creation of theatre or film artifacts that bear resemblance to these cultures, but in turn film and drama affect them. A Master in Film can train directors, playwrights and actors, as well as set, costume and sound designers, stage managers and many others. With a Master in Film, one can also become a theatre or film critic or study the history of the subject. It is obvious that the opportunities that this field offers are numerous.

So why not pursue your interests with one of these possible career choices by reading more about the special Master in Film programs offered by universities from all over the world!

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Online Masters Degree in Writing for Script & Screen

Flexible Learning with Falmouth University
Online Full time 2 years June 2018 United Kingdom Cornwall

This course is designed to equip you with the writing skills, industry know-how, professional skills and experience of collaborative working that the ever-changing industry demands. It aims to create graduates that stand out from the crowd, and who understand how to function within a professional environment across different screen industries. [+]

An online course with optional face-to-face workshops.

Early bird discount up to £1,000.

Overview

The course is designed to equip you with the writing and professional skills, industry know-how and experience of collaborative working, to meet the demands of a constantly evolving industry. It aims to create quick-thinking and adaptable graduates who stand out from the crowd and understand what it takes to work across different screen industries.

Flexible in nature, the course allows you to either develop your portfolio across different platforms or focus on the genres and mediums of interest to you. The course is delivered using a combination of live briefs, independent research and collaborative projects.... [-]


Master in Film / TV Blog

Across the Pond
Campus Full time August 2018 United Kingdom Aberdeen Belfast Brighton Canterbury Cardiff Chester Cirencester Colchester Edinburgh Epsom Exeter Falmouth Farnham Glasgow Guildford Huddersfield Leeds Leicester Lincoln Liverpool London Loughborough Manchester Newcastle Norwich Nottingham Oxford Reading Rochester Sheffield + 28 more

Do you love British TV and film? Why not study your bachelor or master's degree at one of our excellent UK Universities. You can study your degree in the land where film icons like Alfred Hitchcock were born and bred. We work with some fantastic schools all over the UK that has wonderful programs in Film and Television, whether you want to study practically in production or theoretically in film or television studies, we can find the right program for you. [+]

Do you love British TV and film? Why not study your bachelor or master's degree at one of our excellent UK Universities. You can study your degree in the land where film icons like Alfred Hitchcock were born and bred. We work with some fantastic schools all over the UK that has wonderful programs in Film and Television, whether you want to study practically in production or theoretically in film or television studies, we can find the right program for you.

If you are looking to do a postgraduate degree in the UK, University of East Anglia has a great some great one-year Masters degrees in film studies or film, television, and creative practice. If you are looking to get practical production experience, the course at UEA will prepare you with skills that you will be able to apply in production careers with hands-on on experience in production equipment. If you are more interested in film studies, UEA was one of the first British Universities to develop the study of cinema and television. If you would prefer to attend a school that is more focused on the Arts altogether, then Falmouth University would be a great option for you. The MA Film and Television at Falmouth is unique because it specifically addresses diversity and crossover or film and television culture. You will also be able to be mentored by industry professionals.... [-]


Master in Television, Radio & Film

Syracuse University - S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications
Campus 1 year July 2018 USA Syracuse

Our graduate television, radio, and film program will show you how movies are directed, how TV and film scripts are written and how radio programs are produced. You'll learn how to tell stories with visuals and audio. You'll study systems of production, distribution, and exhibition. [+]

Our graduate television, radio, and film program will show you how movies are directed, how TV and film scripts are written and how radio programs are produced. You'll learn how to tell stories with visuals and audio. You'll study systems of production, distribution, and exhibition. And you will work with our experienced faculty to build your own program based on your interests and goals.

You'll also learn from successful and famous guest speakers who visit campus or join classes via Skype. Our connections in Los Angeles, New York and in other global entertainment hubs can provide you with professional advice and insider tips on how to create for television, radio, film and the web.... [-]


Montage master's program – film editing

FAMU Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague
Campus Full time September 2018 Czech Republic Prague

If you have completed a Bachelor’s Degree in film or a related field, have a wealth of experience in film editing and wish to expand your knowledge and skills, enroll for Montage, a 3-year follow-up Master’s Program at FAMU. [+]

If you have completed a Bachelor’s Degree in film or a related field, have a wealth of experience in film composing and wish to expand your knowledge and skills, enroll for Montage, a 3-year follow-up Master’s Program at FAMU.

The goal of the Montage Master’s program:

You will master montage as a natural way of your artistic expression and you will stand side by side with the director as his creative partner.You will have the expert ability and skills to solve various issues in composing sound and image. You will be able to approach the editing of an audiovisual work in a comprehensive manner, respecting and developing the director’s vision and the nature of the work in progress in a creative manner while using contemporary art and technology trends. You will get film editing into your blood, the montage will become your way of thinking.... [-]


Master Dj Producer

DJ Productor
Campus Full time 9 months September 2018 Spain Madrid

This multi-module course consists of a 9-month master's degree in which permanent practices are included. It has a personalized method designed so that in addition to learning, get support according to your needs and live a unique experience in a different and modern school. [+]

This multi-module course consists of a 9-month master's degree in which permanent practices are included. It has a personalized method designed so that in addition to learning, get support according to your needs and live a unique experience in a different and modern school. The Master DJ Producer Is a course with professional experts in each of the areas of learning, who will put at your disposal your knowledge and years of experience working with artists and projects of international stature.

This master's degree can be started any month of the year.

DJ Productor, music production school and DJ is the first and only Ableton Certified Training Center in Madrid, with which you will have exclusive support and a specialized study program.... [-]


Master's Degree In Film And Audiovisual Management (roma) - Path In Italian

Il Sole 24 ORE Business School
Campus Full time 8 months October 2018 Italy Rome

The Master Management Film and Audiovisual, in collaboration with Cinecittà, is designed to train managerial staff able to identify and adopt strategies and management tools for effective economic and financial management of audiovisual and media products. [+]

The Master Management Film and Audiovisual, in collaboration with Cinecittà, is designed to train managerial staff able to identify and adopt strategies and management tools for effective economic and financial management of audiovisual and media products.

The aim is to provide young people in particular are interested in entering into this sector, which is undergoing profound changes, the necessary preparation to face the different stages that make up the production and post-production of audiovisual product: from design to production and post production. Effective use of language, economic management of the project, identification of the sources of financing, distribution and communication of the finished product on the multiple platforms available today are some of the topics to be addressed in the numerous workshops and business houses that characterize the Master.... [-]


MPhil/PhD Research Degrees in Film Studies

SOAS University of London
Campus Full time Part time 3 years August 2018 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The Centre for Film and Screen Studies invites applications for disciplinary and interdisciplinary research in Film and Screen Studies with particular reference to Africa, Asia and the Near and Middle East. The Centre’s geographical focus on film/screen industries and movements beyond the dominant Western ‘global’ Hollywood and European economies of production, distribution, and exhibition, makes the Centre unique in its approach. We are also keen to promote research on the transnational, transcultural and multi-media nature of the image in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. [+]

Research Degrees in Film Studies

The Centre for Film and Screen Studies invites applications for disciplinary and interdisciplinary research in Film and Screen Studies with particular reference to Africa, Asia and the Near and Middle East. The Centre’s geographical focus on film/screen industries and movements beyond the dominant Western ‘global’ Hollywood and European economies of production, distribution, and exhibition, makes the Centre unique in its approach. We are also keen to promote research on the transnational, transcultural and multi-media nature of the image in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

In a ‘global’ industry, film and media scholars and practitioners are increasingly recognizing the need for a move toward the study of image cultures and industries beyond the historical hegemonies of the European and Hollywood industries. The range of expertise in non-Western film/screen studies and cultures offered at SOAS provides a unique opportunity to respond and contribute to current critical and theoretical debates in these disciplines by providing a vibrant intellectual home for research students with an interest in film and screen studies.... [-]


Master in Film & Visual Arts

East London University
Campus Full time 2 years February 2019 South Africa East London

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. [+]

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.

Our programs balance the study of the craft with practical experience to train students to be the best filmmakers and visual artists and performers they can be. This is achieved by a rigorous schedule of classroom instruction, hands-on workshops, and immediate practical experience.

The program prepares the next generation of smart screen creatives. It builds creative and technical skills essential to succeed in today's film, television, and new media industries. Our professional tutors and high-caliber guest speakers teach the fundamentals of storytelling, production, and screen business skills.... [-]


Master in Fine Arts - Playwriting

The Lir National Academy of Dramatic Art at Trinity College Dublin.
Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months September 2018 Ireland Dublin + 1 more

On the Master in Fine Arts degree in Playwriting, at The Lir Academy, we offer every student the opportunity to develop and hone their unique writing skill so that each written play is the best it can be. [+]

The theatrical landscape is constantly being molded by theatre-makers who are presenting original works or reimagining classics. Critical to this process is new writings and adaptations. On the Master in Fine Arts degree in Playwriting, at The Lir Academy, we offer every student the opportunity to develop and hone their unique writing skill so that each written play is the best it can be. Modules in contemporary theatre practice, dramaturgy, and workshops in writing, are supplemented with one to one training and development so that each individual student has quality time with playwrights, directors and designers The training culminates with the students writing a full-length play whilst being mentored by the Head of Playwriting, Graham Whybrow. Graham brings a wealth of experience to this role including twelve years as Literary Manager of the Royal Court Theatre.... [-]


Own Master In Contemporary Documentary

ESCAC - Escuela superior de Cinema y Audivisuales de catalunya
Campus 1 year January 2019 Spain Barcelona

ESCAC presents the new one-year Contemporary Documentary Master in order to offer students a comprehensive experience in this field. [+]

About the Master

ESCAC presents the new one-year Contemporary Documentary Master in order to offer students a comprehensive experience in this field.

The course consists of a theoretical basis in constant dialogue with a practical side that leads to a set of documentary feature films made by the students of the Master.

Who is it for?

University graduates, of any nationality and field of study, who wish to develop or improve their cinematographic knowledge in a demanding and highly qualified academic environment. Professionals from the audiovisual sector who want to deepen the theory and practice of documentary.

The new Contemporary Documentary Master of ESCAC is aimed, above all, at students of high creative abilities, regardless of their level of previous experience in the field of documentary creation.... [-]


M.A. in Art Practices: Specialisation - Creative Documentary Practice

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

This specialization offers a space to engage with social, political and cultural contexts around us through the medium of film. The focus is on continuous making and learning how the techniques of filmmaking can be employed creatively to tell stories about real people places and events, through one’s own subjective viewpoint. [+]

M.Cr.A. in Creative Documentary

This specialization offers a space to engage with social, political and cultural contexts around us through the medium of film. The focus is on continuous making and learning how the techniques of filmmaking can be employed creatively to tell stories about real people places and events, through one’s own subjective viewpoint.

Key Values in the Curriculum Exploring personal vision and position Ethical and responsible image-making Questioning the notion of reality Reflecting upon the human condition Course Structure Studios & Labs: Immersive spaces and forums that foster making, experimenting, conversations, thinking and a sense of being. Workshops: provide intense learning experiences in making and doing, across the different disciplines. Seminars: provide a space for investigating a particular idea, topic, praxis through reading, writing, making and discussion. Independent Studies: are undertaken in an area of student interest with minimal mentoring through specially designed study units. Internship: provides students an opportunity to use multidisciplinary skills and learning acquired during the course of study and obtain professional inputs that complement academic learning. Electives & General Studies: Engagement outside the disciplinary framework, that allows for extension, building connections and broadening worldview through liberal arts modules. Click here to read more about the General Studies Program >> Self-Initiated Projects: An end of semester challenge that allows the student to engage in research/ inquiry in a chosen topic. Interlude (Open Elective): is a space for a practical engagement related to a relevant field of study that is creative, reflective and extensive. Capstone:... [-]

Master in Producing

American Film Institute
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 USA Los Angeles

Developing in-depth knowledge of all aspects of creative and physical production, Producing Fellows graduate with an ability to think creatively and lead with confidence and authority. [+]

Developing in-depth knowledge of all aspects of creative and physical production, Producing Fellows graduate with an ability to think creatively and lead with confidence and authority.

First year Fellows produce three narrative projects in collaboration with Fellows from other disciplines. They participate with their teams in both creative and production meetings, during which their individual projects are discussed and developed. Producing Fellows also attend weekly workshops and seminars where they learn about the producer's role and responsibilities in the filmmaking process.

In the second year, producers team with Fellows in other disciplines to create a short narrative thesis production. Additionally, they are required to develop a feature film or television project as an integral component of their individual thesis portfolio. Producing Fellows also engage in a series of workshops and seminars on all aspects of creative entrepreneurial producing.... [-]


MFA in Filmmaking

EICAR
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 France Paris

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... [+]

MFA in Filmmaking

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 small-group practical exercises where lessons can sink in.

EICAR MFA program also integrates a direct understanding of professional responsibilities such as the Producing for a Client class where students are expected to produce a commercial on deadline as a team.... [-]


MA In Documentary

Escola de Cinema de Barcelona
Campus Full time 1 year October 2018 Spain Barcelona

The documentary film brings us closer to a more creative and multifaceted way of perceiving reality and reveals a world of interrelationships that connects audiences with social and individual problems of our times. The Master is developed since 2004 in a favorable for the production of documentary films context and is aimed at the realization of works of authorship as a final project of the master. [+]

The documentary film is regaining a vanguard in the international film scene after decades of being relegated to the background. In recent years we are witnessing an explosion of the genre from the proliferation of productions based on renewed aesthetic proposals. Spain and especially Barcelona are witnessing the phenomenon of documentary expansive new permanent exhibition halls, multiplicity of festivals and open to various television media exhibition. The ability of the documentary to reveal the complexity of reality, complementing outside view with insight and develop models with the TV disruptive mass, enable not only share glances and thoughts about the world we inhabit but also experiment with different expressive forms. The documentary film brings us closer to a more creative and multifaceted way of perceiving reality and reveals a world of interrelationships that connects audiences with social and individual problems of our times. The Master is developed since 2004 in a favorable for the production of documentary films context and is aimed at the realization of works of authorship as a final project of the master.... [-]


Master of Media Arts and Production

University of Technology Sydney
Campus Full time Part time 1.5 - 2.5 years January 2019 Australia Sydney + 1 more

The Master of Media Arts and Production course is designed for graduates in media production, or those with significant experience in the field, to allow them to advance their skills and theoretical understanding of the consumption and production of media products. The course further develops professional, specialised skills and knowledge in at least one area of media production: digital media, sound, interaction and moving image. With guidance from faculty experts, students can also create a major piece of production work in film, video, sound, radio, digital media, performance or installation. [+]

This course aims to provide students with the opportunity to develop advanced production and conceptual skills in media production. Through the research and production of a creative project, students increase their capacity for developing independent, creative and innovative projects. The course gives students the option to experience the creative and technical development of a significant production, or to focus their skills in one key area of the media industries.

Career options include taking part in a creative team as writer, producer or director, or working in particular roles in production and post-production of moving image, sound, digital media and interaction. Graduates have the capacity and experience to develop, initiate and produce their own media projects.... [-]