Taught course (will run subject to approval)

Film Studies, Programming and Curation Masters

Institution
National Film and Television School · National Film and Television School
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

This course invites applications from students with a BA (Hons) degree (or equivalent) in arts, humanities or science. Film and media related degrees, while welcome, are not essential for admission.

Applicants without a degree but with professional experience may also be considered for admission.

Months of entry

January

Course content

This is a ground-breaking MA delivered in partnership with the British Film Institute (BFI) to prepare students to build successful careers in film exhibition, programming, criticism or archival work.

The course gives students a theoretical, historical and critical understanding of film, which they will apply practically in film curating and programming, and related fields, including film criticism.

The course provides a detailed understanding of the concepts, contexts and critical thought that have shaped the production and reception of film as a basis for engagement with rapidly changing contemporary film and moving image culture. Students gain a thorough understanding of the process by which a film moves from a creative idea to an audience experience. They will explore the history, theory and critical contexts of film and look at a variety of critical writing.

A rigorous academic framework is combined with real world applications enabling each student to develop their own skills, knowledge and understanding to provide a strong basis for a career in film and media.

With all the resources of the NFTS available to them, students benefit from working alongside a new generation of filmmakers, encouraging creative dialogue between makers and curators/critics.

Information for international students

The NFTS welcomes students from around the world. More information about our entry requirements, including Visa and English language requirements, can be found here.

Fees and funding

UK students
£11,300
International students
£18,000

The NFTS is committed to ensuring it is open to students of genuine ability, no matter what their background or financial circumstances. As an institution that develops the next generation of creative talent we feel a special responsibility to ensure our creative industries reflect the full diversity of our country.

For advice about fees and funding, contact studentfunding@nfts.co.uk.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    18 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Assessment

AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Professional practice200
Dissertation40

Course contact details

Name
Helen Brownridge
Email
registry@nfts.co.uk