Taught course

Experimental Film

Institution
Kingston University · Fine Art
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

Participants are admitted through formal University application and contact with the director of studies.

Each applicant is expected to provide a showreel or portfolio and statement, developing their reasons for applying to the programme. They are subsequently invited to visit the campus for an informal meeting, or can provide and answer any supplementary questions relative to their application. Please note that there is no formal interview for this course.

The entry decision is made through portfolio (showreel) and personal statement.

Participants should normally hold a BA(Hons) degree (or its equivalent) in a related or appropriate subject. Each application is considered on its own merits and therefore previous experience and qualifications may be taken into account.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This course has been designed to offer a genuinely creative methodology and understanding of current and future potential for film experimentation in artists' moving image. This places the programme at the forefront of postgraduate studies exploring moving image in its most creative form. The course offers a range of input from staff in filmmaking, and will enable you to develop a major body of practical work created within the context of a critical understanding of contemporary experimental film theory.

You will have access to our moving image resources and specialised filmmaking equipment, augmented by excellent technical and academic support. To complete a specific project brief, other materials will also be provided, enabling you to meet the learning outcomes of the course and/or project. However, if you choose to develop your own film options requiring additional resources, then you will have to meet any further costs associated with that. View a full list of our current moving image resources.

What will you study

The curriculum offers three distinct areas of critical and practical inquiry options, supported by a specialised seminar/lectures series: artists' moving image; independent film; and the materiality of film.

You will undertake self-initiated research supported by taught modules and an experienced group of research-active staff, and will explore the critical and historical frameworks within which experimental film work can be understood and conceptualised.

Information for international students

All non-UK applicants must meet our English language requirements. For this course it is Academic IELTS of 6.5 overall, with no element below 5.5. Please make sure you read our full guidance about English language requirements, which includes details of other qualifications we'll consider. http://www.kingston.ac.uk/international/studying-at-kingston/language-requirements/

Fees and funding

http://www.kingston.ac.uk/postgraduate-course/experimental-film-ma/fees-and-bursaries.html

Qualification and course duration

MA

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Phone
08448 544973/+44 (0)20 3308 9930