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

Cinematography M.A. Cinematography
  • Any time
  • EEA £ 17,500 per year
  • International £ 17,500 per year
  • 12 months

The MA Cinematography course from the Met Film School builds essential and practical skills to prepare you for a role as Cinematographer/Director of Photography (DOP). Cinematography is about understanding how to use camera and lighting techniques to tell a story, whether it is screened at the cinema, on TV, or through an iPhone.

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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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Global Film and Television M.A. Global Film and Television
  • Any time
  • EEA £ 6,420
  • International £ 6,420
  • Not specified

The new MA in Global Film and Television is an online course, offering a range of distinct critical and theoretical approaches. You will be asked to explore the dynamic relationship between visual style and social commentary in work of film and television from around the world. This Global Film and Television programme is offered by The University of Hertfordshire.

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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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Film M.A. Film
  • Sep 2017
  • EEA £ 5,430 per year
  • International £ 13,340 per year
  • 12 months

The programme from the University of Kent offers a thorough grounding in postgraduate-level film. We will be pleased to consider applications from applicants with either a background in Film or a related humanities subject. It is taught by experts in Film and seeks to engage you with the key elements that make up the diverse nature of film and moving images.

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Illustration and Visual Media M.A. Illustration and Visual Media
  • Jan 2017
  • Sep 2017
  • 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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The Contemporary (Paris) M.A. The Contemporary (Paris)
  • Any time
  • EEA £ 7,310 per year
  • International £ 13,340 per year
  • 12 months

This is an interdisciplinary programme in the field of contemporary culture. It is a unique collaboration between the University of Kent and the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) in London. The Contemporary (Paris) programme is offered at University of Kent.

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Architectural Visualisation M.A. Architectural Visualisation
  • Sep 2017
  • EEA £ 7,490 per year
  • International £ 16,720 per year
  • 12 months

The hunger for the digital visualisation of architecture and urban environments has grown exponentially in both the Architectural and Film Industries. As the need for skilled modellers and animators with an awareness of architectural and cinematic issues increases, this MA in Architectural Visualisation from University of Kent develops your skills to communicate architecture and urbanity for a variety of applications and audiences.

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Photography Portfolio Development Postgrad.Dip. Photography Portfolio Development
  • Sep 2017
  • 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 2017
  • 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 2017
  • 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 2017
  • 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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