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Masters in Film and Theatre Studies

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Film represents the final product of the cinematographic art and industry. Film industry can be divided into two sectors: film production and film distribution. The value of a film is usually assessed by film critics. This art manifestation is possible through the understanding and combination of physics, optics, electrotechnic, electronics and chemistry even.

Dating back to 1880, films have evolved over the past century and a half into one of the most popular forms of entertainment. That is why the film industry is a growing employment sector that offers various types of jobs from acting, directing and producing to editing, design and special effects and even translation and adaption.

Theatre on the other hand is a much older form of art, dating back to antiquity. Based on drama, a particular type of fiction that is to be depicted in human performance, theatre is a complex art that combines different elements to transmit a certain feeling, idea or state to the audience. This can be achieved through the text of the theatrical play and also through music, dance or mimic.

Theatrical production involves the effort of a team, most of it not visible to the spectator, like technicians, make-up artists, choreographers, costume designers and many others.

Studying Film and Theatre requires approaching the two art forms from an interdisciplinary, intercultural and international perspective. A student of this discipline manages to understand the manifestation and evolution of film and theatre and the factors that influence that. A career in this filed can mean anything from the popular view of the actor-star to very technical jobs such as lighting expert.

Suggested Studies

  • Master in Experimental Film

    Experimental Film - This course has been designed to offer a genuinely creative methodology and understanding of current and future potential for film experimentation in artists' moving image. This places the programme at the forefront of postgraduate studies exploring moving image in its most creative form. The course offers a range of input from within the School of Fine Art, and will enable you to develop a major body of practical work created within the context of a critical understanding of contemporary experimental film theory.

  • Master in Performing Arts with Professional Focus in Cinema and Audio-visual Studies (international Programme)

    Twelve European universities have termed up in order to create this international master porgramme. Its objective is to provide a high level of education to a limited number of students (five per university and per year) who have an interest in specialised research in this field.

  • Master in Filmmaking - Cinematography

    Filmmaking - Cinematography : The programme is led by experienced filmmaking practitioners, including directors, writers, producers, editors, and post-production picture and sound specialists, and consists of a series of modules dedicated to each pathway. Each student on the programme will complete a portfolio of filmmaking projects, plus a final Masters research or production project.

  • Master in Filmmaking - Post-Production

    Filmmaking - Post-Production : The programme is led by experienced filmmaking practitioners, including directors, writers, producers, editors, and post-production picture and sound specialists, and consists of a series of modules dedicated to each pathway. Each student on the programme will complete a portfolio of filmmaking projects, plus a final Masters research or production project.

  • Master in Filmmaking - Business & Producing

    Filmmaking - Business & Producing : The programme is led by experienced filmmaking practitioners, including directors, writers, producers, editors, and post-production picture and sound specialists, and consists of a series of modules dedicated to each pathway. Each student on the programme will complete a portfolio of filmmaking projects, plus a final Masters research or production project.

  • Master in Filmmaking - Screenwriting

    Filmmaking - Screenwriting : The programme is led by experienced filmmaking practitioners, including directors, writers, producers, editors, and post-production picture and sound specialists, and consists of a series of modules dedicated to each pathway. Each student on the programme will complete a portfolio of filmmaking projects, plus a final Masters research or production project.

  • Master in Filmmaking - Directing

    The programme is led by experienced filmmaking practitioners, including directors, writers, producers, editors, and post-production picture and sound specialists, and consists of a series of modules dedicated to each pathway. Each student on the programme will complete a portfolio of filmmaking projects, plus a final Masters research or production project.

  • Master in Directing

    New for 2014, this course aims to prepare you practically and intellectually for a career in theatre directing. The course is delivered in partnership with several local and regional theatre companies (see Professional Preparation module), providing placement opportunities alongside practical and academic study of theatre directing. Modules include Dramatic Structure, Directors Workshop, and Professional Preparation. Dramatic Structure is undertaken alongside students on our long-standing MRes Playwriting course, enhancing collaboration with writers. This course allows you to research and direct your own work as part of a final practical project and written thesis, supported by staff and professional-level facilities

  • Master in International Media Management

    The creative industries play a vital role in economic growth worldwide, accounting for some 7% of gross domestic product across Europe, over 11% in the US and up to 17-20% elsewhere.

  • Master in Theatre

    The Scuola Teatro Dimitri Master's degree aims at preparing students for a highly competitive international market, and to position their work on the cusp between creative obstinacy and institutional events.

  • Master in Medialogy

    Are you interested in design and the technologies used within film, sound, computer games, digital animations and graphics? Do you want to learn to develop computer games, computer-generated animated films in 3D environments and interactive media productions?



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