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Master Contemporary Cinema Cultures

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  • Objectives
    To examine issues surrounding the production and consumption of cinema and its interpretative frameworks.
  • Entry requirements
    Studies, either for careers in the media arts and related activities, or for a PhD in Film and Visual Studies
  • Academic Title
    MA Contemporary Cinema Cultures
  • Course description
    Programme description

    - Internationally renowned staff.
    - Focus is on cutting edge ideas and developments in film culture.
    - Ranges across European, American and World cinema from highbrow to lowbrow.

    This degree recognises the social, aesthetic and economic importance of cinema for the history of the 20th century and how, at the turn of a new century, television, video, and the digital arts are challenging cinema to adapt and find new forms of representation and communication. The rapid growth and global reach of both the film industry and the new media challenge us to comprehend how stories are told through moving images and how cinematic and televisual forms have shaped and are changing our understanding of culture and society.

    You will take a core module Formations in Film Studies: an Advanced Introduction to the Field and choose either three or four other modules, plus a dissertation (15,000 words if you have selected to take four modules and 20,000 words if you have selected to take three modules).

    Core module: Formations of Film Studies. Optional modules include: Media Aesthetics; Thinking Cinema: Theory, Philosophy, Ethics; Cinema & the City; Art Cinema; Exploitation Cinema; Contemporary French Cinema; Post-war & Contemporary British Cinema; London Film Cultures. Additional options may be available from other Humanities departments at King's and you may also be able to select one module from associated graduate film programmes at Birkbeck College, Goldsmiths College, University College, Queen Mary, Royal Holloway and SOAS.

    Programme format and assessment
    Taught core and optional courses assessed by coursework and/or examination plus a compulsory dissertation.

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