At a time when new technologies continuously transform or shift the production and dissemination of film and new media arts, developing versatile skills and knowledge is ever more essential for those in experimental filmmaking, moving image and media art practice.
The Filmmaking and Media Arts programme at the University of Glasgow crosses between practice and theory of film, moving image and new media arts, and provides an open space for experimentation, while advancing skills and creative practice. It is suitable for experimental filmmakers, media producers, new media artists, and those involved in theory and practice of moving image arts.
Why this programme
- This is taught by internationally recognised scholars and artists, you will learn and advance necessary skills and concepts in filmmaking and media arts.
- Glasgow offers a vibrant context for filmmaking and media arts practice. Key cultural events include the Glasgow Film Festival and Glasgow International (a biennial international festival of contemporary art).
- Recognising that the programme will attract a diverse range of creative individuals, we offer a variety of software and hardware options (e.g. Adobe Creative Cloud, cameras, audio and lighting equipment)
- The programme is taught in the Gilmorehill Halls which offers a Media Lab, its own cinema as well as a Media Archive which has more than 6,000 holdings, complementing the Library’s extensive collection of film, television and media art books.
- The Gilmorehill Halls is home to the international journal Screen and hosts the journal’s annual conference every summer, attracting leading names in film and television studies from across the world. You will have the opportunity to participate in the conference as well as to engage with guest speakers from the academy throughout the year.
- In addition to the University of Glasgow Library and The Hunterian Museum, you will have access to other world class libraries and museums. The city is home to the Glasgow Museum of Modern Art as well as venues renowned for exhibitions of emerging and established screen-based artists such as Tramway and The Centre for Contemporary Art.
Focusing on practice as research, the programme facilitates a platform for those interested to continue further into practice-based PhD studies and an academic career. The programme will also equip you with the ability to develop a career as a media producer, with a particular focus on low-budget and experimental productions. You will have the opportunity to explore and develop a portfolio of skills enabling you to work as an independent practitioner in today’s creative industries. It is an innovative programme that teaches artistic, technical and research skills and is designed to support graduates that are interested in working for media companies or who may wish to pursue their own independent filmmaking and/or media arts practice.
- Practical Workshop: Project Preparation
- Practical Workshop: Pilot Project
- Experimental Art & Media
- Advanced Topics In Film Studies
- Advanced Topics In Television Studies
- Documentary Film & Television
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
- Apply before , EEA/EU
- Apply before , National
DisciplinesVisual Arts Film, Photography & Media Media Studies & Mass Media View 356 other Masters in Media Studies & Mass Media in United Kingdom
- Minimum 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent qualification in a relevant subject.
- Evidence of filmmaking, video and/or media art production skills. Include three examples of creative work with a description and statement of your contribution to these works. Examples should be provided in a PDF document with links to your videos
- At least one academic reference.
- A copy (or copies) of your official degree certificate(s) (if you have already completed your degree)
- A copy (or copies) of your official academic transcript(s), showing full details of subjects studied and grades/marks obtained
- Official English translations of the certificate(s) and transcript(s)
- One reference letter on headed paper
- Evidence of your English language ability (if your first language is not English)
- A copy of the photo page of your passport (Non-EU students only)
International20400 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 20400 GBP per year during 12 months.
National9500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9500 GBP per year during 12 months.
Living costs for Glasgow
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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