The MA in Film Studies: Theory and Practice is a pioneering programme that prepares students for a range of careers in film, screenwriting and media-related areas. Film today offers a broad mix of employment opportunities, including in academia, film and media practice and arts administration. This programme combines a strong academic focus on the critical and historical study of film, with modules addressing digital film practice, screenwriting, film administration, education and festival curation.
The programme allows students to pursue either an academic focused pathway or a practice-based approach to film, including the possibility of completing a feature-length screenplay during the academic year.
The full-time programme comprises four core seminar courses during the academic year and a choice from up to six options over two 12- week semesters, from which students must choose one option each semester. Part-time students will take half of these modules each year.