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Duration / Mode of study: Both full-time and part-time
Number of places: 20
Teaching Times: Afternoon & Evening
Film is the most important mass medium and art form of modern times, popular in its appeal and radical in its practices. Shaping our modes of perception and communication, it has transformed our ways of seeing and storytelling, and continues to have an impact on all the contemporary arts. Filmmaking and criticism is an area of immense interest, pleasure, and creativity.
Supported by state-of-the-art film teaching and production facilities, the MA in Film and Visual Studies at Queen’s aims to offer a rich, diverse curriculum, enabling students to specialize in practice-based and critical approaches to film, and other media arts.
In particular, students will develop skills in the analysis of film and media arts and apply these skills in the production of creative projects, and critical work. Throughout the programme, students will acquire basic or enhanced film production skills. They will also acquire transferable skills valued by employers: creative thinking, verbal and visual communication, problem solving, project management, and teamwork.
Students take a number of compulsory and optional modules, a sample of which are listed below:
FLM7004: Cinema, History, Memory
FLM7003: Film Industries and Audiences
FLM7008: Film Practice Workshops and Project Development
FLM7005: Major Creative Project or Dissertation (Compulsory & equivalent to two modules)
FLM7020: Political Film: Form and Conflict
FLM7012: Photographic Practice (subject to availability)
AHS7001: Research Methods: Film and Media Arts (Compulsory)
The range of assessment methods includes written assignments, presentations, and reports as well as practice-based exercises and projects. These tasks culminate in the dissertation/major creative project, which is assessed as follows:
Creative Project: a short film accompanied by a written component theorising the work (not exceeding 5,000 words). Project topic to be agreed with designated supervisor;
Critical Project (Written): project topic to be agreed with designated supervisor, (not exceeding 15,000 words).
This MA programme provides a highly regarded academic qualification and professional development opportunities ideally suited to a career in film, television and other moving-image and broadcast media. This MA is also popular with students intending to – or already – employed in education, research, or the wider creative industries sector.
For further enquiries, contact the Programme Convenor:
Dr. Des O’Rawe
School of Creative Arts
T: +44 (0)28 90973677
Aim: To offer students the opportunity to undertake advances research via traditional film scholarship or via a creative practice route in one of the department’s areas of specialisation.
Duration: 2 years full-time, 4 years part-time.
Entrance Requirements: Normally a good upper second class degree in a relevant subject area (or equivalent professional experience and attainment).
Current Research Areas:
Title of Research area: Film and Visual Studies.
Content: Normally 1 research methods module + specified area of research. This can include a practical component.
Funding: DEL, some university funding opportunities. Click here to view the school funding/scholarships pages
Special Features: Combination of practice and critical methodologies; opportunities for mentoring by professional filmmakers and photographers.
Careers: Media/Journalism; Arts Management and Curation: Academic/Teaching
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