Taught course

Chinese-English Audiovisual Translation

Institution
University of Bristol · School of Modern Languages
Qualifications
MA

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Entry requirements

Applicants must hold/achieve a minimum of; For non-native Chinese speakers an upper second-class degree in Chinese Studies is required.

Applicants will be required to do a translation test and Skype interview as part of the application process. For native Chinese speakers an upper second-class degree in any subject is required Non-traditional qualifications/routes may also be considered.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The MA Chinese-English Audiovisual Translation is designed to prepare students to work in the fast-growing audiovisual sector of the language industries. The driver for industry growth is the ubiquitous availability of video content. Audiovisual translation accounts for up to a third of language services activity both in China and internationally.

The programme focuses on technological competence and practical skills building in a range of audiovisual translation modes. The programme also offers a broader grounding in key concepts and audiovisual industry dynamics. Students build their core skills through compulsory units in applied translation, CAT tools, translation theory and concepts in audiovisual translation. They can then take options in subtitling, videogame localization, introduction to specialised translation or translation and international film distribution. Students can do a research-based or a practice-based dissertation; the dissertation must be on a topic related to audiovisual translation.

Tutors include specialists in translation technologies, videogame localization and subtitling. Bristol is a UNESCO City of Film and film and media culture is very lively here. Bristol is also a hub for game developers and publishers. The training offered by the programme is practical and industry-oriented in nature.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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