Taught course

Film: Theory and Practice

Institution
Newcastle University · School of Modern Languages
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in film, media studies or a related subject such as English, modern languages, history, sociology, art or psychology. We will also consider applicants with a degree in a different subject alongside relevant professional experience, such as film journalism or teaching in film.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The Film: Theory and Practice MA provides you with a sophisticated understanding of films as systems of meaning. Your study covers areas such as film-making, historical cinema, screenwriting and narrative.

The course will advance your knowledge of the musculature of cinematography and editing, and the nerve system of narrative conventions, authorship, genre, power, aesthetics, stardom and nationality. You can specialise in areas of film theory, or in film practice; the latter including screenwriting, film-making and cinema management.

You will develop your own scholarly approaches to film through exploring a range of positions in film studies, and a range of historical periods and national/transnational cinemas.

By the end of the course you will have acquired knowledge of a range of analytical and theoretical principles in film studies and an array of national/transnational cinemas, including:

  • British
  • Chinese
  • French
  • American
  • North African
  • Spanish and Latin American

If you choose to work in film production you will usually have a finished film within 12 weeks.

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Information for international students

To study this course you need to meet our Band 8 English Language requirements: Direct Entry: IELTS 7.0 overall (with a minimum of 6.5 in all sub-skills). If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a Pre-sessional English Language course.

Fees and funding

See our course fees and funding web page.

Qualification and course duration

MA

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Aisling Hood, Postgraduate Officer, School of Modern Languages
Email
modlang.pgadmin@ncl.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 191 208 5867