Masters in Film, Photography & Media

Film represents the final product of the cinematographic art and industry. This form of art borrows elements from disciplines including acting, human resource management, creative writing, visual arts, animation, covering the different stages of creating a movie from casting, directing, producing, editing and delivering the final product. Some courses in film also study technical aspects of film and photo creation using specialised equipment.

Photography is the art, science or technique of attaching an image to a sensitive surface through the action of light or other electromagnetic radiation, using a converging lens. Photos used to be produced in a darkroom and were reproduced by copying the negative on which the image was printed. Modern equipment stores photographs in digital formats that can be transferred on various devices and can be edited using specialised software.

Topics covered by programmes in film, photography and media include: photojournalism, commercial photography, film interpretation, documentary films, Hollywood cinema through history, and more.

Students of film, photography and media programmes understand the evolution of media arts and the factors that influenced them, as well as their effect on society. They will develop a good photographic eye, secrets of the trade and knowledge of the film industry and of movie-production.

The film, photography and media industry are growing employment sectors that offer various types of jobs in acting, directing, freelance-photography, camera operating, film/video editing and more.

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Suggested Master's Programmes

Directing Directing
  • Oct 2015
  • EEA € 15,000 per year
  • Non-EEA € 15,000 per year
  • 24 months

Met Film School Berlin will be launching MA Programmes in Directing and Screenwriting in October 2015. These programmes will aim to provide students with practical work relevant skills, with teaching delivered by industry professional tutors.

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Film and Cultural Management Film and Cultural Management
  • Oct 2015
  • Non-EEA £ 14,440 per year
  • 12 months

At the beginning of the 21st century, the cultural sector was playing an increasingly significant role in public policies; politically, socially and economically. The cultural industries, such as the film industry, are now a particular focus of this attention because of their potential to bridge the perceived gap between culture and commerce, that is, their capacity simultaneously to enhance cultural life and generate wealth. In this context, there is a strong awareness of the importance of professionalism in cultural management.

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Media Art Histories - Advanced Media Art Histories - Advanced
  • Aug 2016
  • EEA € 12,850 per year
  • Non-EEA € 12,850 per year
  • 30 months

The MediaArtHistories masters program conveys the most important developments of contemporary art through a network of renowned international theorists, artists and curators.

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Global Film and Television Global Film and Television
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA £ 5,750 per year
  • Non-EEA £ 12,000 per year
  • 12 months

nnovative critical approaches inform teaching on the MA programme, which reflects contemporary reassessments of stylistic criticism of film and television, and the application of aesthetic principles to these art forms. You can expect to investigate such topics as the stylistic content of a wide range of films and television programmes, the nature of value and the criteria of a 'good' film or series, the visual articulation of sexual and gender identity, representations and censorship of screen violence, and the dynamics of film festivals.

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Film Making Film Making
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA £ 5,800 per year
  • Non-EEA £ 12,700 per year
  • 12 months

The Film Making MA at Kingston University has been carefully developed during a 10-year period based on the direct experiences and practices of the staff and students within the growing and inclusive Kingston film making community. Our first principle is that film is a uniquely collective art form.

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Documentary Photography and Photojournalism Documentary Photography and Photojournalism
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA £ 7,250 per year
  • Non-EEA £ 14,000 per year
  • 12 months

This course provides a unique combination of professional practice and critical understanding for documentary photographers and photojournalists working in the field of editorial and contemporary media practice. The course builds on the international stature of the photographic and journalism departments of the University.

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Foundation Programme in Art, Design and Media Foundation Programme in Art, Design and Media
  • Jan 2016
  • Mar 2016
  • Apr 2016
  • Jun 2016
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA £ 3,950 per trimester
  • Non-EEA £ 3,950 per trimester
  • 9 months

The Master’s Foundation Programme is available as a one, two or three-term programme, with guaranteed progression to a wide range of Master’s degrees at UCLan. You will live and study your Foundation programme at our state-of-the-art Centre located at the heart of the UCLan campus.

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Multicomponent nanostructured coatings. Nanofilms Multicomponent nanostructured coatings. Nanofilms
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA € 7,600 per year
  • Non-EEA € 7,600 per year
  • 24 months

The course presents a description of two-years educational master program with advanced lectures and practical training related to Nanofilms and Multicomponent Nanostructured Coatings. The program is dedicated to the first year graduate students (master's course) who specialize in the field of Materials Science and Advanced Technologies of Surface Engineering.

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Directing Directing
  • Sep 2016
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  • Not specified

Admitting one or two students per year, Drama offers individualized instruction and mentoring, leading to a fully-mounted thesis production in the second year of study. Directing students have many opportunities to direct plays; projects are assigned in connection with course work in the first year, and a full-length play will be mounted with technical and design support at the end of the first year.

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Film Studies Film Studies
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA £ 4,700 per year
  • Non-EEA £ 12,100 per year
  • 12 months

The Film Studies MA provides an exciting intellectual challenge in the way it focuses on what continues to be arguably the most significant and popular modern mass media. It approaches the medium in an original cross-disciplinary fashion. The course draws insights from diverse disciplines as history, sociology, art history, comparative studies and aesthetics and from major intellectual perspectives as feminism, postmodernism, postcolonial theory, semiotics and psychoanalysis.

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Sound Design for Film and Television Sound Design for Film and Television
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA £ 7,000 per year
  • Non-EEA £ 13,000 per year
  • 12 months

This course is unique in the UK at masters' level. It will enable you to engage at the highest level of professional practice in a vibrant production environment, in combination with a theoretical underpinning which is intellectually challenging and respected academically

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Directing Film and Television Directing Film and Television
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA € 8,247 per year
  • International € 15,316 per year
  • 12 months

Graduate from the UK’s only Centre for Excellence in Media Practice and a recognised Skillset Screen and Media Academy. This 12 month Masters degree aims to develop your creative authorship skills in directing drama for television and digital film.

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