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MA in Film & Visual Studies



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MA: Film & Visual Studies


Modules Available 2010/11

Aim:  To develop skills in the critical analysis and academic research of film as a visual art; to apply these skills in the study of film within both general and specialised contexts; to acquire basis or enhanced skills in filmmaking.

Duration:  1 year full-time, 2 years part-time

Entrance Requirements: Normally a good honours degree in a relevant subject; in exceptional circumstances by interview and/or portfolio submission.


Current Modules:  2010/11

Semester I

FLM7006:  Research Methods: Creative & Critical Practice (Dr Liz Greene)
FLM7010:  Screenwriting (Dr Stefano Baschiera)
FLM7011:  Theorising Film practice (Dr Alexander Fisher) 

Semester II

FLM7004:  Cinema & Memory (Dr Des O’Rawe)  Course content –  FLM7004 pdf  
FLM7013:  Film Industries & Audiences (Daniel Martin)
FLM7008:  Film Practice:  Workshops & Project Development (Declan Keeney)
FLM7012:  Photo Practice:  Workshops & Development
FLM7005:  *Dissertation (Equivalent to two modules and can be either a practice-based project or an extended piece of critical writing)


Funding:  Click here to view the school funding/scholarships pages

Special Features:  Combination of Practical with Critical.

Careers:  Media/Journalism; Academic/Teaching; Cultural Management

For more details and initial enquiries, please contact:

Dr. Gary Rhodes

Course Director:  MA in Film & Visual Studies

School of Creative Arts



M.PHIL in Film & Visual Studies


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

  • Documentary and Experimental Film Practice
  • Film Aesthetics and History
  • Relationships between Film and Visual Arts
  • World Cinema and Comparative Film Cultures
  • Ireland and Cinema.

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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