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  • Objectives
    This film making MA course will provide you with professional film production skills in both digital and analogue equipment and a knowledge of the theories of contemporary cinema. It takes its inspiration from all forms of cultural production that have challenged the official versions, including the work of artists, musicians, painters and performers and the movements of Italian neo-realism and the new cinemas of Africa, Latin America and Iran. The focus is placed firmly on developing clear and simple storytelling techniques that may transcend arbitrary formal categorisations of drama, documentary or genre.
  • Academic Title
    film making MA
  • Course description
    What will you study?
    You will study the basic principles of film making, develop an understanding of the nature and potential of visual storytelling, and discover the importance of sound, lighting and the screenplay in film making. You will produce a portfolio of moving-image projects to illustrate your technical ability in cinematography, sound recording, editing and writing/direction. You will also gain a sound knowledge of the theories of contemporary cinema and the history of film criticism.

    Course structure
    Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list.

    Core modules
    -Making Films
    -Film Analysis and Theory
    -The Sound System
    -Final Film Project
    -The Film Script
    -Visions of Light

    Option modules
    -Europeanised American Cinema
    -Light Readings: EXperimental Film and Video
    -Case Studies in World Cinema
    -Music and Movements
    -New Hollywood: From the Mainstreams to the Margins
    -Reflecting Reality
    -Sequences and Stories
    -Street People

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