We live in mediatized worlds in which film and television are part of globalized and digitized media industries that are highly dynamic. To understand how contemporary media work one needs advanced familiarity with its cultural forms, knowledge of industrial systems and practices as well as historical awareness of media’s pasts. In this Master’s program in Film and Television Cultures, you will explore our dynamic media worlds and learn to think critically about changing industries, technologies, and cultures.
Bridging Culture And Industry
The starting point of this Master’s program is a strong belief that one needs to combine cultural perspectives with sector-based knowledge of the media industries in order to fully understand dynamic media worlds and prepare oneself for a career therein.
You will take courses that provide you with a critical grounding and conceptual understanding of film and television cultures and engage with media organizations and professionals to learn about current debates and trends. Moreover, you will gain knowledge on the ways in which culture and industry influence each other.
High and Low, Hybrid and Classic
Film and television cultures are characterized by diversity. They span from mainstream and popular culture to niche areas and high-brow art, from serious and engaging content to light entertainment and artistic innovation, from powerful media franchises to community-driven initiatives. In dynamic media worlds, these various components interact with each other in complex ways. The program takes a broad perspective, allowing you to engage with a variety of topics that range from high to low culture and take hybrid as well as classic forms. You will have the opportunity to specialize in your area of interest.
Sharpen Your Mind, Make a Difference
The media industries are a knowledge-intensive sector in which analytical skills, creativity, teamwork, and individual talent are valued. The Master’s program in Film and Television Cultures prepares you for a career in the media industries and cultural sector at large through a balanced mix of theoretical and practice-oriented training. If you aspire to a professional role in dynamic media worlds, this program will give you the critical edge to understand film and television cultures and actively contribute to reimagining future media industries. You will put your knowledge and skills into practice during the Master’s program by doing an internship in a field of your own choice.