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Top 53 MA Programs in Film Studies 2019

A master's degree is a postgraduate academic degree. A master's degree prepares students to lead or manage. A master's degree also prepares a person for a range of pursuits through specialized study of a field.

Film is one of the world's most popular storytelling mediums and is the subject of serious academic study at many different institutions. This field is an excellent way to learn more about film theory, history, and criticism.

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Webster University

New Media Production programs are for students seeking a mastery of storytelling skills in a multi-platform digital communication environment. This degree is designed to ... [+]

M.A. New Media Production

New Media Production programs are for students seeking mastery of storytelling skills in a multi-platform digital communication environment. This degree is designed to sharpen the production skills students already have and introduce students to a variety of additional skill sets to advance in a multi-platform media landscape that demands proficiency and knowledge of production in various media forms.

In the current dynamic media environment, the demand is for practitioners who are able to produce content on various digital platforms using the latest equipment and methods. This degree is designed to teach students how to succeed in that changing media environment and to give them the production skills necessary to communicate stories with impact.... [-]

USA St. Louis
August 2019
Full-time
18 - 24 months
Campus
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The London Film School

Train across all areas, in a working studio, with students from over 30 countries. Entry in January, May and September. ... [+]

An intensive two-year course in the heart of London, MA Filmmaking at LFS trains to a professional level in a full range of filmmaking skills. Students leave with a portfolio of directing, cinematography, editing, producing, production design and sound credits on at least 10 films, usually many more. Each year, LFS films screen at over 250 film festivals, winning many prizes, including the Cannes Palme d’Or for Best Short Film, the most prestigious festival accolade.

The course is fully practical. Each term film exercises become more technically sophisticated, more considered and more complex in their ambitions. Students make all aesthetic decisions while solving problems similar to those faced by professional units, on a steeply increasing slope of difficulty.... [-]

United Kingdom London
January 2020
Full-time
2 years
Campus
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KASK & Conservatorium / School of Arts Gent

The School of Arts offers English-language master programmes in the visual arts, audiovisual arts and music. Each year, dozens of foreign students choose the master progr ... [+]

English master

The School of Arts offers English-language master programmes in the visual arts, audiovisual arts and music. Each year, dozens of foreign students choose the master programmes of our faculty to continue their studies. The presence of students from different international backgrounds is an enrichment for our educational tradition and provides an added value to the training of foreign master students and Flemish students moving on from the Dutch-language bachelor programmes alike.

The programmes are organized so as to facilitate encounters between Dutch-speaking and English-speaking students in informal contexts, in seminars and courses, and even in artistic projects, they start up together. There are no differences in curricula, competencies, learning outcomes or organization between the English-language programmes and their Dutch-language counterparts. English-speaking candidates holding a master’s degree in music can also go in for the advanced master ‘soloist contemporary music’.... [-]

Belgium Ghent
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
60 hours
Campus
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Norwich University of the Arts

Take your practice to new heights, refine your technical skills and explore the cultural and historical context of your work on our Creative Skillset accredited MA Moving ... [+]

Overview

Challenge your audio-visual practice and strive for originality through experimentation with concepts, issues and materials relating to moving image and/or sound design.

Collaborate

As a postgraduate student at NUA, you’ll join a community of practitioners and researchers with diverse specialisms, giving you valuable opportunities to work collaboratively as well as individually.

Through intensive study and comprehensive technical workshops, you’ll develop the practical and conceptual skills required to create original and innovative work to exacting professional standards.

Specialise

Depending on your specialism, you’ll have the chance to engage with a wide range of audio-visual methods. These include: 2D Digital; CGI and stop-motion animation film and moving image production; motion graphics; scripting and narrative; pre-production and post-production skills and techniques; sound design.... [-]

United Kingdom Norwich
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
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California State University Sonoma

The M.A. in Organization Development provides professional preparation for developing organizations and communities that are more sane and effective. In four semesters, p ... [+]

MA in Organization Development About the Program

The M.A. in Organization Development provides professional preparation for developing organizations and communities that are more sane and effective.

In four semesters, participants gain the practical skills, conceptual knowledge, and field-tested experience to successfully lead organization and community improvement efforts.

Cohort groups of 15 students participate in seminar discussions, skill-building activities, and extensive field projects, under the guidance and supervision of experienced OD practitioner faculty.

This program has a strong commitment to the principle of diversity. We seek a broad spectrum of students, including members of under-represented groups.... [-]

USA Rohnert Park
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
Campus
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University of Gloucestershire

The students’ practical and theoretical understanding of filmmaking will be advanced by lecturers who work as professional filmmakers. Students will have access to indu ... [+]

The students’ practical and theoretical understanding of filmmaking will be advanced by lecturers who work as professional filmmakers. Students will have access to industry-standard equipment, a professional on-campus film studio, personal edit suites with professional postproduction software, and sessions with external industry professionals. You will be encouraged to creatively explore the art of filmmaking within the context of a highly structured, professional industry environment, and should graduate with clearly articulated outputs that may be used to advance their careers in film production.

Study style

Student practical work (film projects) will be assessed in the modules that include specific production activity. Written work will be assessed in both production modules that include written submissions (including pre-production material) and in modules that require academic writing (including Textual Studies and Postgraduate Thesis).... [-]

United Kingdom Cheltenham
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 semesters
Campus
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Rome University of Fine Arts (RUFA)

You will further your theoretical and practical training with the study of specific subject areas such as cinema, set design, photography, editing, sound engineering, mul ... [+]

About

You will further your theoretical and practical training with the study of specific subject areas such as cinema, set design, photography, editing, sound engineering, multimedia products, computer animation, 3D, the phenomenology of images and sociology of contemporary art.

Film made of content and experimentation.

Film is a world made up of many different languages, each one born out of the necessity to communicate a vision. Using experimentation and research one can give life to new stories and in order to tell them RUFA has created the two-year Master of Arts Degree Program in Film Arts, born to bring together, in a single program, the talent and storytelling capacity, writing and vision of students who have completed a degree in the Arts or Design.... [-]

Italy Rome
October 2019
2 years
Campus
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Eötvös Loránd University

The master’s program combining theoretical and practical knowledge allows students to deepen their basic knowledge acquired throughout the bachelor’s program in the field ... [+]

The master’s program combining theoretical and practical knowledge allows students to deepen their basic knowledge acquired throughout the bachelor’s program in the field of film history, film analysis, film theory or practical skills.

The program includes two specializations: Film Theory Specialization and Filmmaking Specialization.

The Film Theory specialization offers a general overview on the history and theory of film, as well as critical understanding of the mechanisms and genres of popular film culture, with an emphasis on academic and critical writing. Students become familiar with the different periods of Hungarian and world film history, the different theoretical approaches of film studies and film genres, and develop their skills of reading theoretical texts and interpreting films. During consultations, the faculty helps them to develop their research interests and to become committed specialists, who will be capable of pursuing an academic career.... [-]

Hungary District V.
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
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Emerson College

Our unique program provides students of all levels with the opportunity to develop as engaged and versatile creative professionals and media artists. Students will work w ... [+]

Program Summary

The MFA in Film & Media Art program seeks talented and ambitious students at all levels offering three entry points.

Our unique program provides students of all levels with the opportunity to develop as engaged and versatile creative professionals and media artists. Students will work with image and sound to entertain, inform, persuade, and challenge, using both traditional and emergent media forms. They will develop an understanding of the disciplines of film, video, audio, and interactive media production, bringing this understanding to bear on traditional and convergent media works.

The MFA in Film and Media Art is a terminal degree for students who wish to pursue careers as media production professionals and artists, or who want to teach at the college or university level. Students are able to explore a variety of media production genres—computer animation, documentary, experimental media, fiction narrative, installation, interactive art, and sound design—with a degree program that provides foundational knowledge in the use of media technologies, theory, critical and historical context, and media business while offering a set of courses of advanced training and mentorship in their specific area of interest.... [-]

USA Boston
September 2019
2 - 3 years
Campus
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Paris College Of Art

The Master of Arts (MA) in Fashion Film and Photography is a one-year program in Photography with a specific focus on fashion, aimed at emerging photographers interested ... [+]

A one-year program in Photography, with a specific accent on fashion, dedicated to emerging photographers who wish to specialize in fashion. The film has become an essential part of the professional practice of photographers and this program meets the demand of teaching moving images to photographers. The Master of Arts (MA) in Fashion Film and Photography is a one-year program in Photography with a specific focus on fashion, aimed at emerging photographers interested in specializing in fashion. The professional practice of fashion photographers today increasingly includes film, so moving image will be taught alongside still.

The proposed MA meets the demands of an expanding market for fashion advertising through storytelling in photography and film, using social media and capitalizing on the ability to reach large audiences at a reduced cost through online marketing.... [-]

France Paris
September 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
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Goldsmiths, University of London

This intensively taught programme is designed for artist filmmakers who want to develop their practice and their professional networks to a level that enables them to wor ... [+]

This intensively taught programme is designed for artist filmmakers who want to develop their practice and their professional networks to a level that enables them to work within the art and film worlds.

This course is a twelve-month, intensively taught practice-based MA aimed at graduates and/or artists working within the field of moving image who wish to achieve a professional level in their practice with the support of an Art Department that has an exceptionally high concentration of accomplished artist filmmakers.

The programme is centred around the individual experience and knowledge that each student brings to the programme toward developing them as highly reflective and committed practitioners, as artist filmmakers who want to innovate in the expanding field of moving image within the context of artists’ film production, exhibition, reception and distribution.... [-]

United Kingdom London
September 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
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Bath Spa University

This Feature Filmmaking course will give you an industry-focused education in the business and practice of modern, low budget feature film production. ... [+]

An industry-focused education in low budget feature filmmaking for documentary or fiction.

Get the chance to make a feature film as part of your Master’s degree.

Taught by active industry professionals with feature film experience.

Learn about traditional and emerging routes to distributing your film.

This MA in filmmaking will give you an industry-focused education in the business and practice of modern, low-budget feature film production.

Modern filmmaking is collaborative, and we’ve tailored the course for aspiring writers, directors and producers. We’ll help you develop your skills for a career working on feature-length documentaries or fiction.... [-]

United Kingdom Bath
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
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National Film and Television School

Graduates of this course win BAFTAs and multiple other awards every year. Our students have won the student section of the Los Angeles based Golden Reel Awards for best s ... [+]

Overview

Graduates of this course win BAFTAs and multiple other awards every year. Our students have won the student section of the Los Angeles based Golden Reel Awards for best sound 13 times since 1996 (we won it again this year)! Sound Design students train in all aspects of audio post-production, developing the techniques and creative awareness required as dubbing editors, sound designers, and dubbing mixers.

The components of the soundtrack – dialogue, atmospheres, Foleys, ADR, designed fx and music – are explored in detail using facilities rivaling those of the best audio post-production houses. With a firm emphasis on storytelling, students develop an aesthetic awareness integrated with technical expertise, encouraging them to be collaborators from an early stage in all productions and throughout the whole post-production process.... [-]

United Kingdom Beaconsfield
January 2020
Full-time
2 years
Campus
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University of the Witwatersrand

The Masters in Film and Television offers a Professional degree in the discipline of filmmaking and aims to stimulate learning at a postgraduate level through the applica ... [+]

POST GRADUATE STUDIES IN FILM AND TELEVISION

The Masters in Film and Television offers a Professional degree in the discipline of filmmaking and aims to stimulate learning at a postgraduate level through the application of theory with practice. The following Masters' options are available to applicants: (1) MA by coursework with research report; (2) MA by dissertation. MA by coursework requires that students take three semester-long courses (one of which may be taken outside the division with the permission from the Head of Division). Students undertake research which consists of the production of a short film in a documentary, fiction or experimental film genres AND a written research report (10 000 words). Alternatively, students may wish to take the dissertation option without the option of a creative project (the written submission here is 20 000 words). Supervision of the creative work and research report is undertaken by lecturers in the Film and Television division.... [-]

South Africa Johannesburg
February 2020
Full-time
Campus
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Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)

The MFA in Animation program enjoys state-of-the-art facilities in which students can create in imaging arts computer animation is unique in that it is the only such prog ... [+]

Master of Fine Arts in AnimationThe MFA program enjoys state-of-the-art facilities in which students can create in imaging arts computer animation is unique in that it is the only such program housed in a School of Film and Animation with full production facilities, as well as the additional support of highly specialized faculty in photography, imaging science, computer science and information technology, and printing.

Program goals

The program’s goals provide students with the opportunity to use animation, filmmaking, and other imaging arts as a means to:

pursue a career and earn a livelihood. enrich their personal lives and society as a whole. encourage a sense of community, creativity, scholarship, and purpose. ... [-]
USA Rochester
September 2019
Full-time
3 years
Campus
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