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Film and Media Studies

University of Otago

12 months
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20964 USD/year
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Master of Arts - Film and Media Studies at University of Otago focuses on the historical, aesthetic, cultural and social significance of cinema, television and new visual technologies and their interconnections.

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Overview

It is concerned with the teaching of visual literacy as it applies to moving images since the advent of modernity and beyond, and looks at dominant practices (Hollywood cinema, global media, mass-entertainment), and alternative practices (art-film and avant-garde, local and indigenous media).

Students in Master of Arts - Film and Media Studies at University of Otago will have access to a range of material and facilities which include resources through the programme's website, an audio-visual study centre in the Central Library, a digital recording and editing facility, as well as a screening room in which film prints, brought from within and without New Zealand, are displayed in theatrical conditions. This is the only programme in New Zealand which displays films in all formats: 35mm, 16mm, VHS and DVD.

 It is concerned with the teaching of visual literacy as it applies to moving images since the advent of modernity and beyond, and looks at dominant practices (Hollywood cinema, global media, mass-entertainment), and alternative practices (art-film and avant-garde, local and indigenous media).

Career opportunities

Our graduates work in a variety of fields, including media production, journalism, education, advertising, administration, archival and curatorial work, media policy analysis, public relations, tourism, and some go on to postgraduate study in our Honours, Masters and PhD programmes. A degree from the Department prepares you for a wide range of career options, including career pathways that might not yet exist.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Dissertation
  • Writing and Revision for Graduate Research 
  • Research Methods in the Humanities 
  • Key Debates in the Humanities
  • Advanced Media, Film and Communication Theory

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

120 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Entrance requirements for postgraduate study vary by programme with most requiring a minimum bachelor-level qualification in the same field, and some having additional requirements such as relevant work experience and/or professional registration in New Zealand. 
  • A postgraduate certificate or postgraduate diploma can usually be taken at any time after the completion of your bachelor's degree.
  • If you hold an honours degree or postgraduate diploma you may be able to eligible for master’s study by thesis only. In some cases if you hold a bachelor’s degree you may apply for a coursework master’s degree or for master’s study by coursework and thesis.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20964 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20964 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    5042 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5042 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National: $6,928.00
  • International: $28,805

Living costs for Dunedin

1000 - 2300 NZD /month
Living costs

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