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MA Film Studies

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  • Objectives
    Future Prospects: - In addition to facilitating competence in a range of intellectual and social skills that will be advantageous to the majority of occupations, the MA Film Studies is directly relevant to careers including arts administration, film archive, media research and opportunities in Further and Higher Education - It will also provide a grounding for doctoral research in film and film history
  • Entry requirements
    - You should have a good Honours degree in a relevant subject (e.g. Film, Media, Cultural Studies, Humanities subjects) - Graduates from other disciplines may still be eligible for entry - You should also have a good standard of written and spoken English (IELTS 6.0 or equivalent)
  • Academic Title
    MA Film Studies
  • Course description
    Program Summary:
    - This taught programme is organised around aspects of British, American and World Cinemas. You will examine how film texts relate to their historical, social and cultural contexts through a variety of critical and theoretical approaches
    - You will also participate in a research methodologies module, which will enable you to independently conduct a research project as part of your MA programme
    - The MA Humanities/Social Sciences provides a general framework within which students can pursue specialist pathways of study in History, English, Voluntary and Public Sectors: Policy and Practice, Conflict Studies, or in this case, Film Studies
    - By agreement with your course tutor, it is possible to study a combination of modules from other pathway routes
    - Provides the opportunity to engage in cross-disciplinary investigation of various aspects of cinema and moving image culture, drawing on a variety of theoretical perspectives
    - Emphasis on political and textual dimensions
    - The course draws on the research interests and activities of Film staff, as well as that of colleagues from other disciplines including Creative and Professional Writing, English, and Media and Cultural Studies
    - It offers opportunities for more specialised study, e.g. of European Art Cinema
    - The subject?s links with Wolverhampton's renowned Light House Media Centre - which includes two professional cinemas, and a comprehensive film library and archive - are well established
    - Teaching involves screenings of films in the viewing environment for which they were intended
    - There is continuous assessment of coursework, essays and presentations

    Typical Modules May Include:
    - Aspects of British Cinema
    - Spaces in American Cinema
    - Iranian New Wave
    - Transitions in European Cinema
    - The Horror Genre
    - Angry Young Men: The British New Wave
    - Independent Study Dissertation
    - Research Methods

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