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

Graduate Pathway in Film Studies Pre-Master Graduate Pathway in Film Studies
  • Aug 2017
  • International $ 29,590
  • 12 months

The Graduate Pathway in Film Studies offers you the chance to enhance your English and academic ability. It will prepare you to successfully pursue graduate studies at University of South Florida.

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Digital Media Design Master Digital Media Design
  • Jan 2017
  • Aug 2017
  • National $ 25,500
  • International $ 25,500
  • Not specified

Develop the skills needed to design engaging and effective digital media, and explore the artistic and technical aspects of creating interactive systems. The Master of Liberal Arts, Digital Media Design degree from Harvard University consists of nine courses—three of which you take to gain admission—and a thesis or capstone project. You study through a combination of on-campus and online courses.

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Illustration and Visual Media M.A. Illustration and Visual Media
  • Jan 2017
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA £ 8,000 per year
  • International £ 15,950 per year
  • 15 months

MA Illustration and Visual Media explores the creation and production of images at a time of unparalleled possibilities for skilled visual communicators. Specifically investigating the opportunities for image-makers to work with time-based, sequential, interactive and narrative forms, students on the course will develop an experimental illustration practice that reflects the integrated nature of the design, communication and media industries.

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Film Production M.A. Film Production
  • Any time
  • EEA £ 6,695 per year
  • International £ 11,260 per year
  • 12 months

This exciting course in Film Production from Southampton Solent University focuses on independent film-making and current practices in the film industry. You’ll experiment with your creative ideas from the outset, taking advantage of our excellent industry-standard facilities, training and equipment.

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Photography Portfolio Development Postgrad.Dip. Photography Portfolio Development
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA £ 5,340 per year
  • International £ 10,640 per year
  • 8 months

Building on the rich heritage of photography teaching at LCC, the Diploma in Photography Portfolio Development is a challenging course that will give you the skills to establish a career as a professional photographer

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Film M.A. Film
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA £ 7,500 per year
  • International £ 15,920 per year
  • 12 months

Film Studies at the University of Southampton is well-established, having been running for 15 years. The MA programme is a solid and challenging degree course, one of the most distinctive features of the programme is its emphasis on the transnational and global perspectives on cinema.

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Media, Journalism and Film Studies Pre-Master Media, Journalism and Film Studies
  • Jan 2017
  • Mar 2017
  • Sep 2016
  • International £ 9,920 per year
  • 9 months

The Pre-Masters at the University of Sussex International Study Centre offers a direct path to postgraduate study for international students. This unique course of academic modules, study skills and English language training aims to prepare you for the challenges of a taught Masters at the University of Sussex.

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Human Media Interaction M.Sc. Human Media Interaction
  • Feb 2017
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA € 1,906 per year
  • International € 13,226 per year
  • 24 months

This Master’s programme focuses on intelligent, socially aware, interactive systems designed to automatically meet user needs. It covers human computer interaction and artificial intelligence.

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MFA in Film & Television Master MFA in Film & Television
  • Any time
  • EEA € 19,450 per year
  • International € 19,450 per year
  • 24 months

The MFA in Film & Television programme from EICAR, The International Film and Television School of Paris is an advanced dynamic and streamlined two year study arc.

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Film and Cultural Management M.A. Film and Cultural Management
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA £ 7,500 per year
  • International £ 15,920 per year
  • 12 months

The MA Film and Cultural Management from the University of Southampton is designed for students who wish to combine study of film at postgraduate level with a knowledge of cultural management. This course provides a framework through which the contemporary cultural sector can be analysed and understood.

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International Screenwriting and Production Master International Screenwriting and Production
  • Any time
  • International € 8,000 per year
  • EEA € 8,000 per year
  • 12 months

The Master in International Screenwriting and Production at the the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (UCSC) is a graduate program that aims at creating professional scriptwriters, story editors and producers, providing them with a thorough understanding of the audiovisual industry and a strong knowledge of the storytelling techniques, which are the heart of every project of feature film and television series.

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Computer Animation and Visual Effects M.A. Computer Animation and Visual Effects
  • Any time
  • EEA £ 4,590 per year
  • International £ 10,950 per year
  • 12 months

This Computer Animation and Visual Effects course from Teesside University responds to a specific industry niche, capitalising on the industry and academic experience of our staff members.You focus heavily on specialised computer animation and visual effects practice.

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