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Top 57 MA Programs in Film Studies 2019

A master's degree is a postgraduate academic degree. A master's degree prepares students to lead or manage. A master's degree also prepares a person for a range of pursuits through specialized study of a field.

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.

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Webster University

New Media Production programs are for students seeking a mastery of storytelling skills in a multi-platform digital communication environment. This degree is designed to ... [+]

M.A. New Media Production

New Media Production programs are for students seeking mastery of storytelling skills in a multi-platform digital communication environment. This degree is designed to sharpen the production skills students already have and introduce students to a variety of additional skill sets to advance in a multi-platform media landscape that demands proficiency and knowledge of production in various media forms.

In the current dynamic media environment, the demand is for practitioners who are able to produce content on various digital platforms using the latest equipment and methods. This degree is designed to teach students how to succeed in that changing media environment and to give them the production skills necessary to communicate stories with impact.... [-]

USA St. Louis
August 2019
Full-time
18 - 24 months
Campus
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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
Full-time
12 months
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
Full-time
Part-time
60 hours
Campus
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California State University Sonoma

The Master of Arts in Film Studies (MA-FILM) degree program at Sonoma State University is a unique interdisciplinary degree designed to develop students' knowledge of fil ... [+]

The Master of Arts in Film Studies (MA-FILM) degree program at Sonoma State University is a unique interdisciplinary degree designed to develop students' knowledge of film as an aesthetic medium and an agent of social change. The program is dedicated to providing students with the tools to understand film as a mode of communication and as a distinct art form. It will also show how film and digital media can be used as tools for advocacy.

The MA-FILM at Sonoma State University is one of the most affordable graduate film programs offered in California. Sonoma State University, part of the California State University system, is located north of San Francisco in Sonoma County, which has been a favorite location for filmmakers since the silent era. SSU offers a safe, friendly and vibrant learning environment in which students can pursue their educational and career goals.... [-]

USA Rohnert Park
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
Campus
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University of Gloucestershire

The students’ practical and theoretical understanding of filmmaking will be advanced by lecturers who work as professional filmmakers. Students will have access to indu ... [+]

The students’ practical and theoretical understanding of filmmaking will be advanced by lecturers who work as professional filmmakers. Students will have access to industry-standard equipment, a professional on-campus film studio, personal edit suites with professional postproduction software, and sessions with external industry professionals. You will be encouraged to creatively explore the art of filmmaking within the context of a highly structured, professional industry environment, and should graduate with clearly articulated outputs that may be used to advance their careers in film production.

Study style

Student practical work (film projects) will be assessed in the modules that include specific production activity. Written work will be assessed in both production modules that include written submissions (including pre-production material) and in modules that require academic writing (including Textual Studies and Postgraduate Thesis).... [-]

United Kingdom Cheltenham
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 semesters
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
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
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The London Film School

Train in all departments, in a working studio, with students from over 30 countries. Entry in January, May and September. ... [+]

An intensive two-year course in the heart of London, the MA Filmmaking trains to a professional level in a full range of filmmaking skills. Students leave with a portfolio of directing, cinematography, editing, producing and sound credits on at least 10 films - usually many more. The school produces around 180 films each year on this particular programme and last year these screened at over 180 festivals, winning many prizes, including the Cannes Palme d’Or for Best Short Film, the most prestigious festival accolade.

Learning is based on short film production. Each term these film exercises become more technically sophisticated, more considered and more complex in their ambitions. The school specifies the skill base for each exercise, providing the equipment and training students to new levels in each of the various craft skills. Students make all aesthetic decisions while solving problems similar to those faced by professional units, on a steeply increasing slope of difficulty. The work is constantly assessed and critiqued.... [-]

United Kingdom London
January 2020
Full-time
2 years
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 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 2019
Full-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 ... [+]

About

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
2 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
September 2019
Full-time
1 year
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 the low-budget feature film-making for documentary or fiction.

A unique chance to make a feature film as part of a Master’s degree.

Taught by active industry professionals with feature film experience.

Learn about traditional and emerging routes to distributing your film.

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

Modern filmmaking is collaborative; 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
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 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
Full-time
1 year
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
2 - 3 years
Campus
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Nottingham Trent University: School of Arts and Humanities

This course will prepare you to research and produce long-form journalism for online, radio and television. It includes all the steps of the process from research and pro ... [+]

MA Documentary Journalism

This course will prepare you to research and produce long-form journalism for online, radio and television. It includes all the steps of the process from research and production across multi-platforms, to making a pitch, the commissioning process, costing and budgets.

What you'll study

You’ll take a multi-platform approach to documentary making, developing in-depth research methods and story-telling, along with practical skills in writing, broadcasting, online and visual journalism.

You’ll be taught by our team of experienced media professionals as well as visiting documentary makers across all platforms and be guided through the commercial process of documentary making.... [-]

United Kingdom Nottingham
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
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University of the Witwatersrand

The Masters in Film and Television offers a Professional degree in the discipline of filmmaking and aims to stimulate learning at a postgraduate level through the applica ... [+]

POST GRADUATE STUDIES IN FILM AND TELEVISION

The Masters in Film and Television offers a Professional degree in the discipline of filmmaking and aims to stimulate learning at a postgraduate level through the application of theory with practice. The following Masters' options are available to applicants: (1) MA by coursework with research report; (2) MA by dissertation. MA by coursework requires that students take three semester-long courses (one of which may be taken outside the division with the permission from the Head of Division). Students undertake research which consists of the production of a short film in a documentary, fiction or experimental film genres AND a written research report (10 000 words). Alternatively, students may wish to take the dissertation option without the option of a creative project (the written submission here is 20 000 words). Supervision of the creative work and research report is undertaken by lecturers in the Film and Television division.... [-]

South Africa Johannesburg
February 2020
Full-time
Campus
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