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

Media Art Histories - Advanced M.A. Media Art Histories - Advanced
  • Aug 2016
  • EEA € 12,850 per year
  • International € 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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Film (with a Term in Paris) M.A. Film (with a Term in Paris)
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA £ 7,250 per year
  • International £ 12,900 per year
  • 12 months

The programme offers a thorough grounding in postgraduate-level film and is suitable both for graduates in the subject and those new to it. 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. The programme allows you to spend your first term at our Canterbury campus with full access to its excellent academic and recreational facilities, before relocating to our Paris centre for the spring term, studying in the heart of historic Montparnasse.

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Film and Broadcast Production M.A. Film and Broadcast Production
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA £ 7,965 per year
  • International £ 11,700 per year
  • 12 months

The MA in Film and Broadcast Production is an intensive and challenging course, which encourages students to develop and expand their own practice through the making of short films- drama, documentary or hybrid forms.

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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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Media Management (Operations and Innovation Management) M.Sc. Media Management (Operations and Innovation Management)
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA € 0 per year
  • International € 12,573 per year
  • 24 months

Computer games, film and web applications are becoming an increasingly integrated part of the public media discourse as well as an important business domain for media firms. During the financial crises, the computer games industry has, for example, experienced a tremendous growth while more traditional media firms and manufacturing firms have been exposed to an increased pressure.

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Film Production M.A. Film Production
  • Sep 2016
  • 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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International Year One in Art, Design and Media Pre-Bachelor International Year One in Art, Design and Media
  • Any time
  • International £ 11,995
  • 9 months

The International Year One in Art, Design and Media course from University of Gloucestershire includes academic study, intensive English language teaching and study skills to prepare you for entry into the second year of a university degree in areas such as media, advertising, computing, graphic design, web design and photography.

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Digital Media Design Degree Master Digital Media Design Degree
  • Jan 2017
  • Aug 2016
  • National $ 24,000 per year
  • International $ 24,000 per year
  • 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 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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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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Film Production MFA Master Film Production MFA
  • Any time
  • National $ 31,000 per year
  • International $ 31,000 per year
  • 12 months

Bringing films from concept to completion requires a skill set in both art and technology. Innovations in techniques, communication, and distribution channels have leveled the playing field for independent filmmakers, but the core elements of a compelling film remain the same at Film Production MFA from Full Sail University.

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