Select your programme and preferred start date to begin your application.
Please note that this programme was previously called MSc Film in the Public Space. This name change has come in effect for the programme running from September 2013.
Admission is open to students with a good honours degree (or equivalent) in any relevant area of studies. Multidisciplinary and comparative approaches are key aspects of film studies and we therefore welcome students coming from areas of study other than film.
Students who do not hold a Bachelors level degree, but have equivalent professional experience and other qualifications can apply to be considered for admission under 'special circumstances'. Submission of proof of other qualifications, and an extended piece of written work can be considered, and a recommendation made to the College Special Circumstances committee if appropriate.
Applicants are asked to send a writing sample (in English) of between 3000 - 4000 words on a topic relating to an area of Film Studies of your choice. This can be a previous essay or dissertation excerpt submitted as part of your degree studies.
All applicants must meet our general entry and language requirements. Detailed advice for international students is available here:
This programme is designed to provide professional expertise and outreach skills. It will examine the ways in which film is circulated across a range of public spaces,explore the mutual dependence of production and exhibition, and instruct future professionals in ways to conceptualise and manage exhibition in a rapidly transforming environment.
Teaching and assignment work drawing on critical readings will be supported with applied activities including industry research, group work and applied projects.
You will be taught in small seminars with individual supervision for your final project (which can take the form of a dissertation, an industry report, collaboration on event planning or the generation of a digital screen project).
Students will gain insights and skills essential for a career in film programming, festival organisation and related professional activities.
You will learn how to integrate theoretical expertise with training in practical and vocational tasks, such as establishing industry links, building commercial and non-profit partnerships, fund-raising, effective planning and coordination, marketing, contacting film-makers, sourcing films, budget management, compiling a programme and reaching new audiences.
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This article was published on Apr 25, 2013