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Top 52 MA Programs in Film Studies 2019/2020

Film is one of the world's most popular storytelling mediums and is the subject of serious academic study at many different institutions. This field is an excellent way to learn more about film theory, history, and criticism.

Master of Arts in Film Studies

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Full Sail University

In Full Sail University’s Film Production master of fine arts program, your education centers on fundamentals such as storytelling, visual aesthetics, and technical roles ... [+]

Innovations in techniques, communication, and distribution channels have leveled the playing field for filmmakers, but the elements of a compelling film remain the same. In Full Sail University’s Film Production master of fine arts program, your education centers on fundamentals such as storytelling, visual aesthetics, and technical roles, as well as the business strategies needed to bring your completed works to audiences.

You’ll build these skills in Full Sail’s professional studios and facilities, and get familiar with the industry's equipment, software, and technology. This will all come together as you build a graduate-level portfolio to showcase your talents.

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USA Winter Park
January 2020
English
Full-time
12 months
Campus
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The London Film School

An intensive one-year programme with the emphasis on developing the writer's original voice. ... [+]

This one-year course is aimed at developing screenwriting skills in the context of a filmmaking community where writing is an everyday practice and a collaborative process involving actors, directors, musicians, editors, and producers.

At LFS we explore the boundaries between writing and directing and stimulate debate through classes in film history, cross-cultural approaches to dramaturgy and script readings with professional actors. Regular screenings of classic and contemporary films in our own film theatre and visits by contemporary filmmakers complement the core practical work of developing a feature screenplay.

The MA Screenwriting programme provides a year of critical and creative development, a network of future contacts and space where a writer can define their interests and particular talent. The course focuses on short, feature and series writing.... [-]

United Kingdom London
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English
Full-time
1 year
Campus
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KASK & Conservatorium / School of Arts Gent

The School of Arts offers English-language master programmes in the visual arts, audiovisual arts and music. Each year, dozens of foreign students choose the master progr ... [+]

English master

The School of Arts offers English-language master programmes in the visual arts, audiovisual arts and music. Each year, dozens of foreign students choose the master programmes of our faculty to continue their studies. The presence of students from different international backgrounds is an enrichment for our educational tradition and provides an added value to the training of foreign master students and Flemish students moving on from the Dutch-language bachelor programmes alike.

The programmes are organized so as to facilitate encounters between Dutch-speaking and English-speaking students in informal contexts, in seminars and courses, and even in artistic projects, they start up together. There are no differences in curricula, competencies, learning outcomes or organization between the English-language programmes and their Dutch-language counterparts. English-speaking candidates holding a master’s degree in music can also go in for the advanced master ‘soloist contemporary music’.... [-]

Belgium Ghent
September 2019
English
Full-time
Part-time
60 hours
Campus
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Norwich University of the Arts

Take your practice to new heights, refine your technical skills and explore the cultural and historical context of your work on our Creative Skillset accredited MA Moving ... [+]

Overview

Challenge your audio-visual practice and strive for originality through experimentation with concepts, issues and materials relating to moving image and/or sound design.

Collaborate

As a postgraduate student at NUA, you’ll join a community of practitioners and researchers with diverse specialisms, giving you valuable opportunities to work collaboratively as well as individually.

Through intensive study and comprehensive technical workshops, you’ll develop the practical and conceptual skills required to create original and innovative work to exacting professional standards.

Specialise

Depending on your specialism, you’ll have the chance to engage with a wide range of audio-visual methods. These include: 2D Digital; CGI and stop-motion animation film and moving image production; motion graphics; scripting and narrative; pre-production and post-production skills and techniques; sound design.... [-]

United Kingdom Norwich
September 2019
English
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
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California State University Sonoma

The M.A. in Organization Development provides professional preparation for developing organizations and communities that are more sane and effective. In four semesters, p ... [+]

MA in Organization Development About the Program

The M.A. in Organization Development provides professional preparation for developing organizations and communities that are more sane and effective.

In four semesters, participants gain the practical skills, conceptual knowledge, and field-tested experience to successfully lead organization and community improvement efforts.

Cohort groups of 15 students participate in seminar discussions, skill-building activities, and extensive field projects, under the guidance and supervision of experienced OD practitioner faculty.

This program has a strong commitment to the principle of diversity. We seek a broad spectrum of students, including members of underrepresented groups.... [-]

USA Rohnert Park
September 2019
English
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
Campus
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Rome University of Fine Arts (RUFA)

You will further your theoretical and practical training with the study of specific subject areas such as cinema, set design, photography, editing, sound engineering, mul ... [+]

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You will further your theoretical and practical training with the study of specific subject areas such as cinema, set design, photography, editing, sound engineering, multimedia products, computer animation, 3D, the phenomenology of images and sociology of contemporary art.

Film made of content and experimentation.

Film is a world made up of many different languages, each one born out of the necessity to communicate a vision. Using experimentation and research one can give life to new stories and in order to tell them RUFA has created the two-year Master of Arts Degree Program in Film Arts, born to bring together, in a single program, the talent and storytelling capacity, writing and vision of students who have completed a degree in the Arts or Design.... [-]

Italy Rome
October 2019
English
2 years
Campus
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Emerson College

Our unique program provides students of all levels with the opportunity to develop as engaged and versatile creative professionals and media artists. Students will work w ... [+]

Program Summary

The MFA in Film & Media Art program seeks talented and ambitious students at all levels offering three entry points.

Our unique program provides students of all levels with the opportunity to develop as engaged and versatile creative professionals and media artists. Students will work with image and sound to entertain, inform, persuade, and challenge, using both traditional and emergent media forms. They will develop an understanding of the disciplines of film, video, audio, and interactive media production, bringing this understanding to bear on traditional and convergent media works.

The MFA in Film and Media Art is a terminal degree for students who wish to pursue careers as media production professionals and artists, or who want to teach at the college or university level. Students are able to explore a variety of media production genres—computer animation, documentary, experimental media, fiction narrative, installation, interactive art, and sound design—with a degree program that provides foundational knowledge in the use of media technologies, theory, critical and historical context, and media business while offering a set of courses of advanced training and mentorship in their specific area of interest.... [-]

USA Boston
September 2019
English
2 - 3 years
Campus
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Goldsmiths, University of London

This intensively taught programme is designed for artist filmmakers who want to develop their practice and their professional networks to a level that enables them to wor ... [+]

This intensively taught programme is designed for artist filmmakers who want to develop their practice and their professional networks to a level that enables them to work within the art and film worlds.

This course is a twelve-month, intensively taught practice-based MA aimed at graduates and/or artists working within the field of moving image who wish to achieve a professional level in their practice with the support of an Art Department that has an exceptionally high concentration of accomplished artist filmmakers.

The programme is centred around the individual experience and knowledge that each student brings to the programme toward developing them as highly reflective and committed practitioners, as artist filmmakers who want to innovate in the expanding field of moving image within the context of artists’ film production, exhibition, reception and distribution.... [-]

United Kingdom London
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English
Full-time
1 year
Campus
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Eötvös Loránd University

The master’s program combining theoretical and practical knowledge allows students to deepen their basic knowledge acquired throughout the bachelor’s program in the field ... [+]

The master’s program combining theoretical and practical knowledge allows students to deepen their basic knowledge acquired throughout the bachelor’s program in the field of film history, film analysis, film theory or practical skills.

The program includes two specializations: Film Theory Specialization and Filmmaking Specialization.

The Film Theory specialization offers a general overview on the history and theory of film, as well as a critical understanding of the mechanisms and genres of popular film culture, with an emphasis on academic and critical writing. Students become familiar with the different periods of Hungarian and world film history, the different theoretical approaches of film studies and film genres, and develop their skills of reading theoretical texts and interpreting films. During consultations, the faculty helps them to develop their research interests and to become committed specialists, who will be capable of pursuing an academic career.... [-]

Hungary District V.
September 2020
English
Full-time
2 years
Campus
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National Film and Television School

A unique course, the only one of its kind in the UK, designed to fast track you into the industry. ... [+]

Overview

A unique course, the only one of its kind in the UK, designed to fast track you into the industry.

New technology and a greater variety of formats are challenging the traditional boundaries of Science and Natural History Programming and driving greater audience demand. British production companies are at the forefront of leading innovation in formats and high-end content, with growing opportunities to work with North American and international broadcasters.

Top reasons to apply: Exclusive scholarship available for this course with RSPB and other partners.* The course includes masterclasses from leading practitioners in industry, including from the world-renowned BBC NHU Students will gain the skills and expertise needed to direct science, natural history and wildlife productions and the know-how to produce entire shows. The course gives students the ability to generate science and natural history programme ideas and formats. Gain the confidence and know-how to pitch those ideas to commissioning editors. Graduate with a brilliant list of industry contacts and relevant skills for building a sustainable career as a Producer/Director. Work experience at the UK’s major wildlife production companies. ... [-]
United Kingdom Beaconsfield
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English
Full-time
2 years
Campus
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Paris College Of Art

The Master of Arts (MA) in Fashion Film and Photography is a one-year program in Photography with a specific focus on fashion, aimed at emerging photographers interested ... [+]

A one-year program in Photography, with a specific accent on fashion, dedicated to emerging photographers who wish to specialize in fashion. The film has become an essential part of the professional practice of photographers and this program meets the demand of teaching moving images to photographers. The Master of Arts (MA) in Fashion Film and Photography is a one-year program in Photography with a specific focus on fashion, aimed at emerging photographers interested in specializing in fashion. The professional practice of fashion photographers today increasingly includes film, so moving image will be taught alongside still.

The proposed MA meets the demands of an expanding market for fashion advertising through storytelling in photography and film, using social media and capitalizing on the ability to reach large audiences at a reduced cost through online marketing.... [-]

France Paris
September 2019
English
Full-time
1 year
Campus
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University of Lincoln

This practice-led MA offers the opportunity to advance your practical and theoretical understanding of media production processes in a professional and creative environme ... [+]

The Course

This practice-led MA offers the opportunity to advance your practical and theoretical understanding of media production processes in a professional and creative environment.

The programme is informed by industry professionals and our academic team who are actively engaged in research, professional practice, filmmaking, and publishing. You will have the chance to develop the professional skills required by senior managers and professionals in the media and to cover the ethics, laws and regulatory frameworks that govern and affect the industry.

You will have the opportunity to develop your practical production skills in our Media Broadcast Centre. You will have the chance to tailor your learning to your interests and career aspirations by choosing to focus on the creative production of programmes in fiction, documentary or experimental forms across a wide range of media platforms.... [-]

United Kingdom Lincoln
August 2020
English
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
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Leeds Beckett University

Immerse yourself in hands-on filmmaking and real production budgets on this practical course. Creativity and collaboration will be at the heart of your learning, which wi ... [+]

Course details

Immerse yourself in hands-on filmmaking and real production budgets on this practical course. Creativity and collaboration will be at the heart of your learning, which will take place in the University's Northern Film School, giving you access to industry-standard equipment and facilities.

Informed by professional film production techniques and processes, this course will give you the opportunity to gain specialist knowledge in key areas, including producing, directing, cinematography and editing. Throughout this learning process, you will have the support of a teaching team with current and extensive industry experience.

The course is driven by filmmaking itself, but you will also focus on theory - we want you to think, research, discuss and watch films. Drawing on established ideas and techniques used in independent filmmaking, you will be encouraged to base your productions on inspiring stories and innovative concepts.... [-]

United Kingdom Leeds
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English
Full-time
18 months
Campus
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Bath Spa University

This Feature Filmmaking course will give you an industry-focused education in the business and practice of modern, low budget feature film production. ... [+]

An industry-focused education in low budget feature filmmaking for documentary or fiction.

Get the chance to make a feature film as part of your Master’s degree.

Taught by active industry professionals with feature film experience.

Learn about traditional and emerging routes to distributing your film.

This MA in filmmaking will give you an industry-focused education in the business and practice of modern, low-budget feature film production.

Modern filmmaking is collaborative, and we’ve tailored the course for aspiring writers, directors and producers. We’ll help you develop your skills for a career working on feature-length documentaries or fiction.... [-]

United Kingdom Bath
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English
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
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University of Bradford

The MA Filmmaking programme will engage you in the production of advanced digital film products. You will study modules in the production and technology of videography (s ... [+]

The MA Filmmaking programme will engage you in the production of advanced digital film products.

You will study modules in the production and technology of videography (shooting, editing, post-production), together with specialist modules in film industry practices, music video commissioning and film history and context.

Students will also be taught theoretical and historical/contextual analysis and creative processes such as visualisation and storyboarding.

Graduates of this programme will have acquired the tools of critical analysis, ideas-generation and industry understanding to go on to produce successful practical projects.

The inter-relationship between theory, creativity and practice are increasingly valued by employers, and the programme builds on a strong School tradition of integrating theory and practice.... [-]

United Kingdom Bradford
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English
Full-time
1 year
Campus
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