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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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27 Results in Film Studies

University of Oslo - Faculty of Humanities

Screen Cultures lets you study how screens affect our understanding of the world, through the different screens of the cinema, television, computer and smartphone, their ... [+]

LOUDER THAN BOMBS (JOACHIM TRIER, 2015)

Why choose this program?

Screen Cultures lets you study how screens affect our understanding of the world, through the different screens of the cinema, television, computer and smartphone, their films, series, games, and social media.

As a Screen Cultures master student, you will acquire screen literacy. Since screen edges have become the edges of what we know, our central research question then, is: “How do the distinct qualities of screens and the conditions of viewing they afford, affect our understanding of the world?” Screen Cultures examines the screens that provide and prohibit access to our global realities and affect all aspects of our everyday lives. And our objective and vision are to challenge and ultimately change the way we view screens.... [-]

Norway Oslo
August 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
EICAR

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 – Directi ... [+]

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.... [-]

France Paris
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Tampere University Of Applied Sciences

This degree programme is for students who have a devotion to writing for film and television. The Master’s Degree Programme in Screenwriting focuses on developing and pro ... [+]

Develop your writing for film and television

This degree programme is for students who have a devotion to writing for film and television. The Master’s Degree Programme in Screenwriting focuses on developing and processing innovative film scripts.

This mid-career Master’s degree requires 3 years of work experience after Bachelor’s.

The studies cover all the phases of the screenwriting process. The programme is hands-on and workshop-oriented. Classes are based on students’ own material as a work-in-progress. A reflective and critical approach is practised throughout the programme.

You will be supported to work alongside studies by using an online environment and distance education practices. Links to the global film and TV industry provide opportunities to network with key people and to have feedback on your work.... [-]

Finland Tampere
August 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
Flexible Learning with Falmouth University

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 indust ... [+]

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.... [-]

United Kingdom Saint Ives
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Full-time
2 years
Online
CEV - Escuela Superior de Comunicación, Imagen y Sonido

The Master in Cinema Management and Production is the opportunity to learn in a unique environment based on a dynamic and participatory work space that will bring you clo ... [+]

The Master in Cinema Management and Production is the opportunity to learn in a unique environment based on a dynamic and participatory work space that will bring you closer to the method used by companies in the sector.

A program that will allow you to learn in a practical way all the skills at a professional level to create a script and know in detail the direction, production and assembly of a production. You will learn to handle numerous tools and you will know how to implement your creative ideas based on analytical thinking and the correct strategy .

A unique experience in which you will work in the technical and creative team of the selection of short films produced during the course at the school in Madrid.... [-]

Spain Madrid
October 2019
Spanish
Full-time
1200 hours
Campus
Syracuse University - College of Visual and Performing Arts

The master of fine arts (M.F.A.) program in film integrates film production with the intellectual study of the medium while providing a strong focus on global cinema. Thr ... [+]

Overview

The master of fine arts (M.F.A.) program in film integrates film production with the intellectual study of the medium while providing a strong focus on global cinema. Through international programs, visiting artists from around the world, and a regimen of film history, culture, and theory, our graduate students benefit from understanding film within its historical, artistic, and international contexts.

Consistently ranked as one of the top 25 film programs by the Hollywood Reporter, the program provides students with numerous opportunities to explore cinema on a global level. Select graduates in the program participate In Film Production and Italian Film Studies in Bologna, Italy, where you will attend the world’s most famous classic film festival event, Cinema Ritrovato while immersing in all aspects of the film. Those interested in 35mm filmmaking can study in a semester-long program with FAMU (Film and Television School of the Academy of Performing Arts) in Prague, Czech Republic, through Syracuse University Abroad.... [-]

USA Syracuse
September 2019
Full-time
3 years
Campus
Universal Arts School

Shoot a film with VFX Hollywood style. The course objective is that you become a specialist or artist in the Direction and Creation of Films in Digital format. The object ... [+]

Shoot a film with VFX Hollywood style.

The course objective is that you become a specialist or artist in the Direction and Creation of Films in Digital format. The objective is to make a professional short film shot with visual effects, using professional cameras on a chroma screen, and experience it from its beginnings until the post-production process.

Who is it for?

It is aimed at professionals in the field, potential directors and new filmmakers interested in learning more about Digital Film in a more technical and practical way. People who wish to create in the seventh art and build a professional career in Directing and Creating Film in Digital format. This training is for Graduates as well as non-graduates, as it is a completely autonomous and empirical training in a new professional field. With this training, the person obtains a professional category, either as Director, Supervisor of Multiformat Digital Film(Film, Fashion Films, Spots and Short Film). There are no prerequisites, you start at level 0 and it is intended for all audiences.... [-]

USA Los Angeles Spain Valencia
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
Online
Syracuse University - S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications

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 le ... [+]

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.... [-]

USA Syracuse
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Full-time
1 year
Campus
ESCAC - Escuela superior de Cinema y Audivisuales de catalunya

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.... [-]

Spain Barcelona
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Spanish
1 year
Campus
East London University

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 ar ... [+]

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.... [-]

South Africa East London
February 2020
Full-time
2 years
Campus
FAMU Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague

The film directing degree program is built on the system of mentor-led workshops providing small groups of students (six or less) an intensive guidance on how to transfor ... [+]

The film directing degree program is built on the system of mentor-led workshops providing small groups of students (six or less) an intensive guidance on how to transform a creative idea into a fully realized film.

Established in 2008, Cinema and Digital Media – Directing is a three-year follow-up Master's program taught in English for graduate students who already received a BA degree in Cinema or another field.

Program description

The students are selected for the program based on the evaluation of their talents and necessary skills level. The intentionally low number of students guarantees a personalized approach to every single student.

The program is built on the system of mentor-led workshops providing small groups of students (six or less) an intensive hands-on guidance on how to transform a creative idea into a fully realized short film.... [-]

Czech Republic Prague
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology

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 lear ... [+]

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: Mentored project that is... [-]
India Bengaluru
July 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
University of St Andrews

The MLitt in Film Studies helps students master a range of advanced research skills and acquire knowledge related to the construction and analysis of the moving image, th ... [+]

The MLitt in Film Studies helps students master a range of advanced research skills and acquire knowledge related to the construction and analysis of the moving image, the past and present-day realities of various national and regional film traditions, the dynamics of the global film industry, and the theoretical approaches related to film.

The MLitt in Film Studies is a one-year taught programme run by the Department of Film Studies. The programme approaches the study of film through a varied intellectual approach, exploring cinema in a global context. You will discover filmmaking cultures outside the canon and examine classic film through new cultural, theoretical and historical perspectives.... [-]

United Kingdom Saint Andrews
September 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
SOAS University of London

The Centre for Film and Screen Studies invites applications for disciplinary and interdisciplinary research in Film and Screen Studies with particular reference to Africa ... [+]

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.... [-]

United Kingdom London Singapore
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Full-time
Part-time
3 years
Campus
MOPA

A two-year masters-level advanced training course dispensed in English and French and oriented towards external students with undergraduate 3D training who wish to take t ... [+]

Transform your passion for CG animation into a winning career

A two-year masters-level advanced training course dispensed in English and French.

With an undergraduate qualification or equivalent experience in the digital arts, are you looking for a state-accredited, masters-level animation course? Follow in the footsteps of MoPA graduates who have mastered both technical skills and storytelling are now working in The Mill, Aardman Studios, DoubleNegative, Mikros and more...winning prizes like SIGGRAPH and shortlisted for the OSCARS.

Qualified and ready to join professional teams as soon as you graduate, a MoPA qualification is the passport to ambitious careers in a world of international studios and opportunities.... [-]

France Arles
September 2020
Full-time
2 years
Campus