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Film

Overview
Film is the most important mass medium and art form of modern times. Shaping our modes of perception and communication, it is popular in its appeal and radical in its practices. It has transformed our ways of seeing and storytelling. Film-making and criticism is an area of immense interest, pleasure, and creativity. Supported by state-of-the-art new film teaching and production facilities, the MA in Film at Queen's aims to offer a rich, diverse curriculum designed to enable students to specialise in practice-based and critical approaches to film, and other media arts.

In particular, students will develop skills in the analysis of film and media arts and apply these skills in the production of creative projects, and critical work. Throughout the programme, students will acquire basic or enhanced film production skills. They will also acquire transferable skills valued by employers: creative thinking, verbal and visual communication, problem solving, project management, and teamwork.

Entry requirements

Graduate
Normally a 2.1 Honours degree or above or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University in Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences or a cognate discipline.

A 2.2 Honours degree or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University may be considered if an applicant can demonstrate recent professional/exhibition experience in filmmaking, photography, or video arts, subject to portfolio submission and interview. The University's Recognition of Prior Learning Policy provides guidance on the assessment of experiential learning (RPEL). Please visit http://go.qub.ac.uk/RPLpolicy for more information.

International Students
For information on international qualification equivalents please select Your Country from the list on our International Students website.

English language requirements
Evidence of an IELTS* score of 6.5, with not less than 5.5 in any component, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University is required (*taken within the last 2 years).

International students wishing to apply to Queen's University Belfast (and for whom English is not their first language), must be able to demonstrate their proficiency in English in order to benefit fully from their course of study or research. Non-EEA nationals must also satisfy UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) immigration requirements for English language for visa purposes.

For more information on English Language requirements for EEA and non-EEA nationals see: www.qub.ac.uk/EnglishLanguageReqs.

If you need to improve your English language skills before you enter this degree programme, INTO Queen's University Belfast offers a range of English language courses. These intensive and flexible courses are designed to improve your English ability for admission to this degree.
• Academic English: an intensive English language and study skills course for successful university study at degree level
• Pre-sessional English: a short intensive academic English course for students starting a degree programme at Queen's University Belfast and who need to improve their English.

Duration

1 year full-time or 2 years part-time.

Teaching times
Afternoon and Evening.

Careers or further progression

Career Prospects
Introduction
This MA programme provides a qualification and professional development opportunities ideally suited to a career in film, television and other moving-image and broadcast media. It is also popular with students intending to or already working in education, research, and the wider creative industries sector. Recent graduates from this programme have gone on to work as script editors, assistant producers, programme researchers, schedule coordinators, and teaching posts in Film and Moving Image Arts.
http://www.qub.ac.uk/directorates/sgc/careers/

Further enquiries

Dr Gary Rhodes
Lecturer
Email: g.rhodes@qub.ac.uk

Subjects taught

Compulsory Modules
• Major Creative Project or Dissertation (Double weighted)
• Postgraduate Training: 'Making Knowledge Work'
• Research Methods in Critical and Creative Practice

Course Details
Students will take a number of compulsory and optional modules, a sample of which are listed below.
• Key debates in AHSS
• Research Methods in the Creative Arts
• Dissertation

Optional Modules
• Cinema and History
• Censorship, Regulation, and Audiences
• Film Industries and Digital Cultures
• Film Practice Workshops and Project Development
• Film Practice
• Political Cinema: Conflict and Form
• Screenwriting

Comment

Film highlights
Professional Accreditations
• We are an Avid Learning Partner, and Film students are offered the opportunity to become certified in the use of both Media Composer video editing and Pro Tools audio editing, an industry qualification and valuable addition to any CV.

Industry Links
• Strong contacts with the local film and broadcast industry, enabling us to organise regular meetings with industry professionals, workshops, and placements for students interested in a career in film and the creative industries.

World Class Facilities
• State-of-the-art digital production and post-production facilities, as well as substantial lighting and grips kits, and a new purpose-built 'black box', giving students the opportunity to film in a multi-purpose, professionally equipped studio.
• Screenings, lectures, and seminars are held in Screen 2 of the Drama and Film Centre - the newly refurbished cinema we share with Northern Ireland's leading independent cinema, the Queen's Film Theatre (QFT).

Assessment method

Assignments
Presentations
Reports
Practice-based exercises and projects

Creative Project: a short film accompanied by a written component theorising the work (not exceeding 5,000 words), or other creative project agreed with programme convenor and designated supervisor (for example, a script, exhibition, or relevant creative industry placement).

OR Critical Project (Written): Project topic to be agreed with programme convenor and designated supervisor, (not exceeding 15,000 words).

Application date

Postgraduate Taught
Closing dates do apply for some of our courses, and details of these are available on our Course Finder. We advise you to apply as early as possible, particularly for those courses where there is a high demand for places. Early application is also important for international applicants to allow sufficient time to obtain a student entry visa.

How to Apply
Apply using our online Postgraduate Applications Portal go.qub.ac.uk/pgapply and follow the step-by-step instructions on how to apply. See application weblink below.

Enrolment and start dates

Entry year: 2018

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