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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Digital Media Technology (DMT) Digital Media Technology (DMT), M.Sc.
  • Any time
  • EEA € 0 per year
  • International € 8,000 per year
  • 24 months

The programme in Digital Media Technology (DMT) at EIT Digital Master School focuses on enabling technologies for digital media systems, including technologies for analysing media, generating interactive media, processing and coding, optimising wired and wireless transfer, and distributing digital 3D contents.

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Cinematography Cinematography, M.A.
  • 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 Graduate Pathway in Film Studies, Pre-Master
  • 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 Digital Media Design, Master
  • 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 Film, M.A.
  • 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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The Contemporary (Paris) The Contemporary (Paris), M.A.
  • 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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Media Management (Operations and Innovation Management) Media Management (Operations and Innovation Management), M.Sc.
  • Sep 2017
  • 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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Photography Arts Photography Arts, M.A.
  • Any time
  • EEA £ 7,500 per year
  • International £ 14,500 per year
  • 12 months

The Photography Arts MA is a new revalidated course at the University of Westminster. The programme helps you develop your own distinct photographic practice and visual research, and is designed to enable you to advance and focus your photographic practice in making new work, supported by a positive educational environment where you can accumulate new knowledge and develop new critical thinking. Students are fully supported by our internationally renowned photography staff.

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Film Studies Film Studies, M.A.
  • Sep 2017
  • EEA £ 9,000 per year
  • International £ 16,710 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 and Creative Industries Media and Creative Industries, M.A.
  • Any time
  • EEA £ 10,000
  • International £ 17,000
  • 12 months

Pursuing this Media and Creative Industries programme at Loughborough University London you will have the opportunity to gain contextual understanding of this highly popular field in a city globally renowned for its Media Creative Industries. In addition, you will have access to wide-ranging industry networks and events gaining first-hand knowledge and exposure to potential employment sectors.

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Creative Process Creative Process, M.A.
  • Any time
  • EEA € 17,000 per year
  • International € 17,000 per year
  • 12 months

The twelve-month Master’s programme in Creative Process from Uversity empowers you to curate your education.

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