Masters Programs in Film Studies

Compare 35 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!

Read More

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 of masters 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. [+]

Masters in Film Studies. Do you love British TV and film? Why not study your bachelor of masters 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. If you are looking to study at the bachelor level, the film school at Falmouth... [-]

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. MODULES Module 1: Professional DJ Module 2: Production with Ableton Live and Push Module 3: Advanced Ableton Production Module 4: Creative Music Theory Module 5: Synthesis and Sound Design Module 6: Electronic Live Performance Module 7: Mixing and Mastering Module 8: Music Industry PRIVATE TUTORS WITH As a student of our Master DJ Productor, you will have private tutorials with renowned artists of the sector. In these tutorials you can present your projects, receive feedback from your work, and attend a personalized masterclass in your studies. EXCHANGE WITH ABLETON CERTIFIED SCHOOLS ABROAD Exchange program with other schools certified by Ableton in Bogotá, Barranquilla (Colombia), Buenos Aires (Argentina), Barcelona (Spain). You can take the module of Ableton Live in any of these cities without additional cost in the Master.... [-]

Course in Academy Preparation Program (APP)

FAMU Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Czech Republic Prague

The Academy Preparation Program offers one year of intensive filmmaking/photography and academic disciplines with mentorship enabling the student to complete several art works by the end of the academic year. [+]

Masters in Film Studies. Would you like to become a filmmaker, but you are still not definitively decided in what capacity? Would you like become a photographer? The Academy Preparation Program offers one year of intensive filmmaking/photography and academic disciplines with mentorship enabling the student to complete several art works by the end of the academic year. The program works well to prepare students for MA studies in a particular discipline. PROGRAM DESCRIPTION The one-year Academy Preparation Program (APP) at FAMU International aims to provide its participants the opportunity to explore and become acquainted with the broad range of crafts, professions, arts and skills that comprise the cinematic/photographic endeavour on both a practical and theoretical level. Filmmaking hands-on program includes a large variety of practical student projects and exercises in formats from HDV, HDSLR to 16mm and 35mm. There is also practical work within a TV studio environment. Shooting is designed for locations as well as in studios. Photography students gain the skills within Photography department. Projects are specifically designed for the program curriculum and are supervised by FAMU faculty and mentors. The production of all mandatory practical exercises and final film is included in the price of tuition. Students enrolled in the one year Academy Program create their own study plan based on a combination of required – compulsory – courses, optional courses, electives, workshops and projects within their selected Major Concentrations. All courses, seminars and workshops award credits under the ECTS (European Credit Transfer System). Teachers and mentors... [-]

Master of Media Arts and Production

University of Technology Sydney
Campus Full time Part time 1.5 - 2.5 years January 2018 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.... [-]


PhD/MPhil in Film and Media Studies specialisms

University of Bolton
Campus Full time 3 - 7 years August 2018 United Kingdom Bolton

The MPhil/PhD in Film and Media Studies is for media graduates who are looking to develop their knowledge of a specific area of film and media studies to a high level of academic achievement. Study at MPhil/PhD level is open to honours graduates as well as those already having a postgraduate degree. The MPhil/PhD is largely non-taught and your main submission will be a thesis written under the supervision of a member of staff (the... [+]

Masters in Film Studies. Film and Media Studies specialisms - PhD / MPhil The MPhil/PhD in Film and Media Studies is for media graduates who are looking to develop their knowledge of a specific area of film and media studies to a high level of academic achievement. Study at MPhil/PhD level is open to honours graduates as well as those already having a postgraduate degree. The MPhil/PhD is largely non-taught and your main submission will be a thesis written under the supervision of a member of staff (the Director of Dtudies) with expertise in the area chosen. Additional support is available from other internal/external academics. Your thesis will be a piece of original critical research which makes a significant contribution to scholarly knowledge in the film and media studies field. The broad topic to be investigated will be defined by you with more specific details agreed through discussion with the Director of Studies. Careers & professional development The course is useful if you wish to follow a career path involving advanced scholarly research; for instance, an academic teaching career in the film/media field. Subject overview Staff in the School of Arts, Media and Education value their relationships with students and provide friendly and supportive postgraduate research supervision. They are able to draw upon their own experience of publishing and conference presentation in the field to enhance their support of postgraduate students. Projects recently completed by staff include the publication of a monograph applying Bakhtinian theory to some of the key... [-]

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. To whom it is addressed The Master is aimed at graduates and graduates in grade and all students and people interested in documentary film production that have a previous academic training or professional experience in the fields of communication, audiovisual, performing arts, sociology, anthropology or social sciences as a whole. Aim of the course The goal is to train filmmakers and professionals in the audiovisual industry, through theory and practice, discover their own responsibility within... [-]

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... [+]

Masters in Film Studies. 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. Studying in Paris with an international network of professionals EICAR provides an international environment with over 60 nationalities present within the school’s student and staff community. Our international faculty of working film and television professionals has a continuing presence in the industry and are on the front-line of all changes and challenges confronting the film and television business. Because EICAR instructors are not academics but active professionals, they are able to offer a real world, cutting-edge approach to film education where students are prepared to confront and master the latest technical changes and artistic tendencies in the rapidly evolving audiovisual industries. Completing our curriculum’s emphasis on preparing the student for the competitive audio-visual industry is the International Department’s Master Class Lecture Series with its guest speakers, top professionals from the film and television, lecturing on the most recent technical... [-]

Master in Film & Visual Arts

East London University
Campus Full time 2 years February 2018 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. Career skills: Secure employment in the creative screen industries with first-hand practical guidance from working industry professionals Real-life experience: Build an attractive portfolio and put your knowledge into practice during the course, by working with external companies and creating projects for industry clients High-caliber guest speakers and tutors: Learn from the best industry professionals Intensive and fast: Complete your course in just two years and start working in the industry faster The East London Visual Arts and Film program will test your ability to juggle projects, meet tight deadlines, and manage your creative energies. The goal is to provide you with the skills and background you need to expand and express your creative vision, and develop career... [-]

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. [+]

Masters in Film Studies. 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. First Year Curriculum PRN 510: Introduction to Cycle Production – Boot Camp PRN 511: Cycle Production I PRN 512: Cycle Production II & III PRN 521 & 522: Narrative Workshop and Analysis PRN 532: First Year Development Workshop (Second Term) (1 Credit Hour Total) PRO 511 & 512: Producing Workshop PRO 511.1: Producing Workshop (Development) PRO 521: The Art and Craft of Producing: Line Producing/Dramatic Analysis PRO 522: The Art and Craft of Producing: Part 1 – Creative Producing; Part 2 – Understanding Editing for Creative Producing CON 511 & 512: Master Seminars CON 521 & 522: American Approaches to Film PRO 531: Acting Techniques For Producers Pro... [-]

M.Cr.A. in Creative Documentary

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

The first film ever made was a documentary. Since then, the practice of filmmaking, and of documentary film in particular, has undergone a huge transformation. New technologies have made way for different stories and unheard voices to emerge and together they have evolved into a variety of forms, styles and genres that allow for highly individualised and creative interpretions of the reality they depict. This forms the crux of the master’s programme in Creative Documentary at Srishti. [+]

M.Cr.A. in Creative Documentary The first film ever made was a documentary. Since then, the practice of filmmaking, and of documentary film in particular, has undergone a huge transformation. New technologies have made way for different stories and unheard voices to emerge and together they have evolved into a variety of forms, styles and genres that allow for highly individualised and creative interpretions of the reality they depict. This forms the crux of the master’s programme in Creative Documentary at Srishti. Engaging with social, political, cultural contexts and navigating research processes students will learn to identify cinematic material from the world around them. Grappling with hsitorical, theoretical, ethical, technical and practical aspects of documentary filmmaking, they will work towards the submission of a professionally made thesis documentary. Disciplines This postgraduate program in creative documentary intersects with the following disciplines: Animation Contemporary Art Practices Experimental Media Arts Film Photography Public History Research and Collaboration Students of film courses have the opportunity to engage with and draw upon, the knowledge resources of other schools as well as the labs and centres at Srishti. Center for Public History (CPH) Srishti Films The Kabir Project Key Values in the Curriculum Exploration of personal vision and position Critical response to context Subjectivity, Objectivity and Point of View Ethical and responsible imagemaking Impactful storytelling Course Structure Studios encourage active, contextual learning where students develop core disciplinary skills and knowledge. Studios facilitate collaborative and creative design solutions to complex, open-ended problems Workshops provide intense learning experiences in... [-]

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. [+]

Masters in Film Studies. 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. The Master includes several sessions of outdoor film sets, at the production and post-production and television stations. STRUCTURE The Master Film and Audiovisual Management, full-time, limited numbers and compulsory attendance, a total duration of 8 months of training: Four months in the classroom 4 months internship at: Media: television, radio, newspapers, internet sites Service company: content providers production and distribution houses Company organization of film events Professional consultancies in the implementation of cultural projects Start - up culture: self - entrepreneurship and incubators In support of classroom teaching, distance learning sessions are planned with the use of e-learning platform of the Business School of the Sole 24 Ore, a dedicated web environment through which, in remote mode,... [-]

MM in Music, Recorder

Lund University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Sweden Lund

The Master's Programme in Music, Recorder aims to further educate musicians that possess a high level of artistic and professional ability. You will gain the knowledge and skills needed to work in different professional capacities. [+]

Programme overview

The Master’s Programme in Music has specialisations in Composition, Guitar, Harpsichord, Jazz Improvisation, Piano, Recorder, Symphony Orchestra Instruments, and Vocal Studies or Vocal and Drama Studies.

The Master’s Programme in Music aims to educate musicians possessing a high level of artistic and professional ability. On completion of the programme, the student will have well-developed knowledge and skills in order to work in a professional capacity in various forms – either as a soloist, a member of an established ensemble, or in freely formed groups. The student will also have developed his/her ability for independent study. In addition, on completion of the programme, the student will have acquired well-developed entrepreneurial skills that increase his/her professional versatility in an ever-changing cultural life.... [-]


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 inside tips on how to create for television, radio, film and the web.... [-]


Master of Screenwriting

Victorian College of the Arts
Campus Full time 18 months January 2018 Australia Melbourne

The Master of Screenwriting is a practice-based graduate coursework degree taking eighteen months of full-time study. Admission is based on completion of a three-year undergraduate degree, creative writing portfolio and interview. The course is designed for those who have a desire to write audience-engaged stories for a visual medium and for people wishing to work as professional screenwriters. [+]

Master of ScreenwritingThe Master of Screenwriting is a practice-based graduate coursework degree taking eighteen months of full-time study. Admission is based on completion of a three-year undergraduate degree, creative writing portfolio and interview. The course is designed for those who have a desire to write audience-engaged stories for a visual medium and for people wishing to work as professional screenwriters.Semester One of the three semester course is teaching intensive, with students being introduced to many facets of screenwriting.  Students take part in ‘Storytelling Workshops’ which analyse the universal essentials of storytelling. Students also attend lectures, classes and screenings dedicated to the craft of screenwriting and undertake intensive modules focusing on feature film and television writing.Semester Two focuses on writing a first draft of the student’s major project.  Students develop their script with the assistance of script tutorials, feedback from their lecturer and peers and a unique script development hothouse.  During this semester, students also gain skills in giving and receiving creative feedback on their scripts. A first draft feature screenplay, or a TV Bible plus episode(s) of a script, are the expected outcomes after Year One. In Third Semester, students are expected to implement skills they have learned in Year one to focus on redrafting their major project as they head towards a second or third draft of their major script.  Script tutorials plus lecturer and peer feedback is maintained throughout. In this semester, students also learn about the Australian and international screenwriting landscape, concluding the course with the Business... [-]


Specializing Master in International Screenwriting and Production

Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (UCSC)
Campus Full time 1 year October 2018 Italy Milan Rome Piacenza Ghana Accra Cremona + 5 more

The Master in International Screenwriting and Production is a graduate program that aims at creating professional scriptwriters, story editors and producers, providing them with a thorough understanding of the audiovisual industry and a strong knowledge of the storytelling techniques, which are the heart of every project of feature film and television series... [+]

Masters in Film Studies. The Master in International Screenwriting and Production is a graduate program that aims at creating professional scriptwriters, story editors and producers, providing them with a thorough understanding of the audiovisual industry and a strong knowledge of the storytelling techniques, which are the heart of every project of feature film and television series. The MISP is a full-time intensive course, with a maximum enrollment of 42 students. The diploma, issued by Università Cattolica, is recognized as a first level Master’s degree by the Italian Government. Learning Objectives The MISP will allow students to acquire the required knowledge to work in the entertainment industry, both as writers and/or professionals working in production or distribution companies, TV networks, talent agencies or as production assistants. Students will receive a comprehensive and high level training which effectively combines the academic expertise of university professors with the professional know-how of high-ranking professionals with international profiles. Curriculum Screenwriting theory Script analysis and project evaluation Writing techniques for audiovisual products Screenwriting practice: treatments, scenes and dialogues, scripts, pitches. The writing of genres and adaptation. Writing for different formats: comic books, novels, documentaries, entertainment TV shows, advertising, the web, mobile media, and transmedia projects. Screenwriting and production of animation projects. The audiovisual industry Industries and audiences. TV acquisition and programming and film distribution The physical production: pre-production, shooting, post-production, contracts and budgeting. Communication ethics Final Project Three months before the end of theoretical classes, the students will have to choose between one of the following... [-]