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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 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 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 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 Contemporary European Culture & Cinema (MMU) - Articulation Agreement

    Students earning their degree trough the collaborative agreement between UNIMI and MMU will acquire unique skills and competencies in the areas of European multicultural societies and attendant social and cultural issues, with special attention to contemporary European cinema. Ideally, their field of intervention will be within the cultural and artistic associations of the European Union.

  • Master in Contemporary Performance Making

    The MA Contemporary Performance Making is one-year (full time) or two-year (part time) practice-focused programme designed for highly motivated aspiring artists who want to develop their artistic practice in one or more of Brunel’s specialist areas: 'writing/directing', 'live-art/installation', and 'digital performance'.

  • Master in Applied Theatre Studies

    The Master of Applied Theatre Studies is a course that can be studied entirely off campus. Online technologies are used to foster interaction between students

  • 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?

  • 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 Sound Engineering Arts

    Sound Engineering is a 2-year Master’s programme that provides students with know-how in the field of sound engineering, with the specialization in either music or film sound engineering. The programme is jointly delivered by the University of Tartu Viljandi College and Tallinn University Baltic Film and Media School. Upon successful completion of the program, the graduates will be awarded with a joint degree signed by both universities. Admission to respective universities takes place in alternate years. Admission for academic year 2014/15 is to the University of Tartu (music sound specialization), the next year to Tallinn University Baltic Film and Media School (film sound specialization). Sound engineering stands for the combination of capturing, recording and manipulating of sound with the help of various devices. Students may choose to specialize in Music- or Film Sound Engineering:

  • 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 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 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.



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