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Film and Screen Studies

Goldsmiths, University of London

12 months
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17760 GBP/year
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About

Address the image world, find out how images create meaning, and discover what you can do with what you see on this eclectic Film and Screen Studies programme, offered by Goldsmiths, University of London.

Overview

If the Film and Screen Studies degree at the Goldsmiths, University of London were a film we’d be watching the beginning and the end. We think, like Walter Benjamin, that it’s in these moments – in their inception and their obsolescence  – that you see the utopian possibilities of a form or social movement. 

The questions we askAre we in the midst of a beginning? What can we learn now from visual culture’s past? What’s happening to our bodies when we play a video game? What are the gestures involved in everyday life? How do our bodies relate to technology?These are the kinds of topics we analyse on this MA. We want to go beyond the borders of a traditional film studies degree so we go back to the beginning of film history to explore what it meant to fashion yourself in an image, or for a society to see itself in an image. Then we explore how images gain meaning now, and where they’re going next. The processes we useWe’re interested in the evolution of the image, but also image culture. As photographs and films constitute more and more of our communication, we encourage students to try to put their thought into audio-visual form for some modules. For the MA’s Media Arts Pathway, you can make your own piece of work and submit it as part of the final project, the dissertation. Production values are not the focus for us. We’re interested in what you do with an idea.

The approach we take

We think learning is about trying to get hold of something you don’t know yet; wrestling with ideas you’re unsure of so as to work critically and imaginatively across multiple media forms. While we do look at films, we also investigate such things as contemporary gallery work, the city’s screens, computer and phone interactivity to reconsider our relationship to images.

We study our heritage of image taking and making not just to discover how that relationship has changed over time, but also to find jumping off points for own experimentation and try to create something new.

Careers

Our graduates go on to work in areas such as programming and curating, film and video distribution, and film and television criticism, but many also create their own careers. Twenty per cent of our graduates pursue PhD degrees. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Archaeology of the Moving Image
  • Politics of the Audiovisual
  • Experimental Media

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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  • We encourage you to complete your application as early as possible, even if you haven't finished your current programme of study.

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You should have (or expect to be awarded) an undergraduate degree of at least upper second class standard in a relevant/related subject. 
  • You might also be considered for some programmes if you aren’t a graduate or your degree is in an unrelated field, but have relevant experience and can show that you have the ability to work at postgraduate level.

Tuition Fee

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    17760 GBP/year
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  • National

    8990 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8990 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National - part-time: £4495

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
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