Where this programme might take you

Career opportunities for Film, Exhibition and Curation graduates.

This programme focuses on imaginative and practical projects and placements, so you’ll graduate with a portfolio that demonstrates both rigorous academic and professional skills, as well as your ability to work independently and with others.

Our graduates have gone on to secure a range of different professional placings in film, exhibition and curation, many developing highly mobile, international, independent curatorial careers taking them to festivals, and other projects, around the world. As the programme matures, this has led to a number of collaborations, both between alumni, and between current and former students.

You might choose to use the skills you develop on this programme to move into cultural mediation and communications. Some of our graduates are working in broadcast (for example at National Geographic and WGBH in the United States), while others are embedded in arts organisations and businesses, including in the emerging area of fashion film.

There are also opportunities to pursue further academic research in the growing fields of exhibition, curatorial and archive study. To date, three former students have won fully-funded scholarships in the UK to fund PhD research into film policy; experimental cinema; and film tourism.


When I applied for Film, Exhibition and Curation, I could not imagine how much I would learn, achieve and develop. On a personal and professional side, I noticed I had a much clearer idea of what I wanted to do, and I gained confidence in my choices, in my work and in myself. Being able to build and maintain a network in today’s job market, and finding a job, requires a great deal of confidence in one’s knowledge and skills, which this masters gave us the tools to build.

Noémi Lemoine-Blanchard: Film, Exhibition and Curation MSc graduate, 2017.Noémi is now a Freelance Film Project Manager and Programmer for clients including the Confucius Institute for Scotland and British Council.

The networks I built during my time at Edinburgh, and my volunteering, have proved crucial in finding jobs, allowing me to stay in Scotland. Africa in Motion was the first opportunity given to us. I was intrigued, having been seldom exposed to African films despite seven years of studying film. I enjoy working in a position where I am stepping out of my comfort zone and my research interests to discover exciting and stimulating films and facts and become familiar with a number of historical and political issues in African arts.”

Manon Haag: Film, Exhibition and Curation MSc graduate, 2016.Having worked for the Africa in Motion Festival in 2017 as Marketing Co-ordinator, Manon won a fully funded Lord Kelvin Adam Smith Scholarship to complete her PhD in 'Screen Tourism as Heritage Tourism' at the University of Glasgow.

Find out more and apply

You can find out more about entrance requirements, start dates, fees and scholarship opportunities for this programme on the University of Edinburgh’s Degree Finder.

Degree Finder links straight through to EUCLID, the online system for applying to postgraduate programmes at the University of Edinburgh. Applications for studying in 2019/20 are now open.

Go to the Degree Finder page on the MSc in Film, Exhibition and Curation

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Programme Directors Susan Kemp and Jane Sillars, or the Programme Administrator, Alisa Wilkinson.

Related links

Read Noémi's reflections on the FEC programme on the Film, Exhibition and Curation blog [external site]

Read our full interview with Manon Haag dating from her time at Africa in Motion