Masters Program in Film Studies in Europe

Top Masters in Film Studies in Europe 2017

Film Studies

A masters is awarded to students who have completed postgraduate level study in a specific field of study or area of professional practice while demonstrating a high level of mastery during the process.

During MA in Film programs, students will be encouraged to present their personal touch in thinking, screenwriting and filmmaking abilities. Students are encouraged to experiment from the start in order to help them reach their potential.

There are more than four thousand higher education organizations in Europe, from leading research institutions to small, teaching-focused universities. Europe itself is not as much different than other continents, reaching from the Arctic Circle to the coast of Africa.

Master's Program in Film Studies in Europe

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Master (MA) Visual Effects

Ravensbourne
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  August 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The landscape of visual effects is changing at a lightning speed. The technological advances over the last decade have brought us fast communication links ... [+]

Best Masters Programs in Film Studies in Europe 2017. The landscape of visual effects is changing at a lightning speed. The technological advances over the last decade have brought us fast communication links that are enabling global, cloud-based and remote workflow, opening the possibilities of a looser, more flexible network of artists based in different countries creatively collaborating on visual effects projects. This, combined with the ever increasing demand for both film and video content means that there is a growing need not just for VFX artists but also VFX producers, post-production coordinators and project managers that have a deep understanding of the whole workflow in the creation of visual effects and the post-production in general. Ravensbourne’s course reflects these changes and follows Skillset guidance on the entry skills required to meet VFX industry’s needs that encompass not only specialised industry skills but also soft skills required for a successful career in the VFX and post-production industry be it in the creative or project management spectrum. In addition six modules in the form of group tutorials are given on the whole process in the creation of VFX including pre-production meetings, VFX acquisition, scheduling, budgeting, organisation and shoot supervision. These modules also place VFX in the wider context of post-production and give an overview of the post-production workflow from brief to delivery that includes transcoding, editing and deliverables. Ravensbourne gives students access to all the necessary equipment, including cameras, the use of green screen studios with complete lighting rigs and the... [-]

Master (MA) Moving Image

Ravensbourne
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  August 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

MA Moving Image is designed to develop creative conceptual thinkers, who can deliver ideas across media using a variety of methods. The project work undertaken is underpinned with [+]

MA Moving Image

MA Moving Image is designed to develop creative conceptual thinkers, who can deliver ideas across media using a variety of methods. The project work undertaken is underpinned with research, analysis and evidence of strategic thinking as well as self reflection.

On this course you will be able to devise new means of attracting audiences, whether in the areas of promotion and advertising or within the exhibition and corporate sector, moving image for mobile devices, the web, and in every area of motion design and the world of moving image.

The course has been designed if you’re looking for innovative, creative and critical learning, as you will engage with video, environmental, digital editing, sound and animation to develop your creative ideas and build a strong conceptual and technical basis for your development.... [-]


M.Phil. in Textual and Visual Studies

Trinity College Dublin
Campus Full time September 2017 Ireland Dublin

This course explores the relationship between textual and visual forms of apprehension and expression in the modern world and their impact on European culture post-1900. The focus of the core module is on the graphic arts (poster, postage stamp, typography), photography and cinema, and on contemporary digital-based media. Various... [+]

Best Masters Programs in Film Studies in Europe 2017. M.Phil. in Textual and Visual Studies This course explores the relationship between textual and visual forms of apprehension and expression in the modern world and their impact on European culture post-1900. The focus of the core module is on the graphic arts (poster, postage stamp, typography), photography and cinema, and on contemporary digital-based media. Various theoretical approaches will be explored in relation to the word/image problematic which will be situated in a number of European cultural traditions. Course options focus on specific media (photography, cinema) or themes (the city, avant-gardes). The aim of the course is to bring students to a high level of theoretical and practical awareness of the text-image relation in cultural expression, equip them to analyse and evaluate the various forms text/image interaction takes, and to provide them with a training that will enrich their practice in other areas of study or professional engagement. The course consists of one core module stretching over two semesters and four one-semester modules (from a choice of 5 or 6). The first core module focuses on Word/Image relations in graphic design, ranging from posters and postage stamps to typography and logotype. The second core semester focus on word/image relations in photography, cinema and the digital media. The one-term options, two of which are followed each semester, include Text and Photography, Figuring European National Identities, Figurations of the European City, the Russian Avant-Garde and East European Cinema. A dissertation on a subject of... [-]

MA In Documentary

Escola de Cinema de Barcelona
Campus Full time October 2017 Spain Barcelona

The documentary film brings us closer to a more creative and multifaceted way of perceiving reality and reveals a world of interrelationships that connects audiences with social and individual problems of our times. The Master is developed since 2004 in a favorable for the production of documentary films context and is aimed at the realization of works of authorship as a final project of the master. [+]

The documentary film is regaining a vanguard in the international film scene after decades of being relegated to the background. In recent years we are witnessing an explosion of the genre from the proliferation of productions based on renewed aesthetic proposals. Spain and especially Barcelona are witnessing the phenomenon of documentary expansive new permanent exhibition halls, multiplicity of festivals and open to various television media exhibition. The ability of the documentary to reveal the complexity of reality, complementing outside view with insight and develop models with the TV disruptive mass, enable not only share glances and thoughts about the world we inhabit but also experiment with different expressive forms. The documentary film brings us closer to a more creative and multifaceted way of perceiving reality and reveals a world of interrelationships that connects audiences with social and individual problems of our times. The Master is developed since 2004 in a favorable for the production of documentary films context and is aimed at the realization of works of authorship as a final project of the master. To whom it is addressed The Master is aimed at graduates and graduates in grade and all students and people interested in documentary film production that have a previous academic training or professional experience in the fields of communication, audiovisual, performing arts, sociology, anthropology or social sciences as a whole. Aim of the course The goal is to train filmmakers and professionals in the audiovisual industry, through theory and practice, discover their own responsibility within... [-]

Course in Academy Preparation Programme (APP)

FAMU Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague
Campus Full time September 2017 Czech Republic Prague

The Academy Preparation Program offers one year of intensive filmmaking/photography and academic disciplines with mentorship enabling the student to complete several art works by the end of the academic year. [+]

Best Masters Programs in Film Studies in Europe 2017. Would you like to become a filmmaker, but you are still not definitively decided in what capacity? Would you like become a photographer? The Academy Preparation Program offers one year of intensive filmmaking/photography and academic disciplines with mentorship enabling the student to complete several art works by the end of the academic year. The program works well to prepare students for MA studies in a particular discipline. PROGRAM DESCRIPTION The one-year Academy Preparation Program (APP) at FAMU International aims to provide its participants the opportunity to explore and become acquainted with the broad range of crafts, professions, arts and skills that comprise the cinematic/photographic endeavour on both a practical and theoretical level. Filmmaking hands-on program includes a large variety of practical student projects and exercises in formats from HDV, HDSLR to 16mm and 35mm. There is also practical work within a TV studio environment. Shooting is designed for locations as well as in studios. Photography students gain the skills within Photography department. Projects are specifically designed for the program curriculum and are supervised by FAMU faculty and mentors. The production of all mandatory practical exercises and final film is included in the price of tuition. Students enrolled in the one year Academy Program create their own study plan based on a combination of required – compulsory – courses, optional courses, electives, workshops and projects within their selected Major Concentrations. All courses, seminars and workshops award credits under the ECTS (European Credit... [-]

MFA in Filmmaking

EICAR
Campus Full time September 2017 France Paris

EICAR, the only film school in continental Europe with an English language curriculum, offers a two year Master of Fine Arts program in filmmaking with 5 Majors – Directing, Screenwriting, Cinematography, Producing and Editing. The School provides degrees and programs with an emphasis on practical filmmaking experience and team working process. With a class size of 15 students, we favor direct studio work and... [+]

MFA in Filmmaking EICAR, the only film school in continental Europe with an English language curriculum, offers a two year Master of Fine Arts program in filmmaking with 5 Majors – Directing, Screenwriting, Cinematography, Producing and Editing. The School provides degrees and programs with an emphasis on practical filmmaking experience and team working process. With a class size of 15 students, we favor direct studio work and small-group practical exercises where lessons can sink in. EICAR MFA program also integrates a direct understanding of professional responsibilities such as the Producing for a Client class where students are expected to produce a commercial on deadline as a team. Studying in Paris with an international network of professionals EICAR provides an international environment with over 60 nationalities present within the school’s student and staff community. Our international faculty of working film and television professionals has a continuing presence in the industry and are on the front-line of all changes and challenges confronting the film and television business. Because EICAR instructors are not academics but active professionals, they are able to offer a real world, cutting-edge approach to film education where students are prepared to confront and master the latest technical changes and artistic tendencies in the rapidly evolving audiovisual industries. Completing our curriculum’s emphasis on preparing the student for the competitive audio-visual industry is the International Department’s Master Class Lecture Series with its guest speakers, top professionals from the film and television, lecturing on the most recent technical and artistic developments that... [-]

Master in Media and Entertainment Management

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Rome
Campus Full time 12  January 2018 Italy Rome

The new Master in Media and Entertainment Management aims to train professionals who can work efficiently and internationally in the field of Media & Entertainment: Movies / TV / trans media, video games, publishing industry, communication, music, web-based companies, theme parks and museums. The course includes numerous meetings with industry professionals. Students can benefit from the experience of managers of Cinecitta World, creative designers of Saatchi & Saatchi and experts of Ariadne Capital. Managers of the Media & Entertainment industry, entrepreneurship and start-ups, thanks to the know-how and business tools acquired can enter prestigious roles in different sectors, where creativity and managerial skills are fundamental. [+]

Best Masters Programs in Film Studies in Europe 2017. THIS PROGRAM IS TAUGHT IN ITALIAN Entry Requirements: The Master in Media and Entertainment Management seeks to recruit students with an Honours Degree, Italians and foreigners, and young professionals who want to pursue their career in this field. Structure and Methodology: Through a cross-sectional approach and the involvement in many design workshops, participants are asked to work in teams or individually, by simulating the professional reality typical of companies in the sector and the wide world of entrepreneurship and startups. The programme is structured into three main areas. A first part is dedicated to the fundamentals of the industry with the objective of analyzing the different business models. It is broad and includes areas Movies / TV / Trans average (production company, operator of pay-TV), Games (developers, publishers) Publishing (publisher, retailer online and offline) Music (record company, publisher ) Web-based and ICT companies (Online retailer, thematic portals) Experience Economy (cinema, museums, theme parks) Venture Capital, public agencies and consultancies focused on these areas. Areas such as Media & Entertainment are deeply examined, in particular, its interaction with the cultural and creative sectors and the International economic aspect. The second part of the pathway of study focuses on specific areas of development, production, distribution and use of content. Through taught workshops, participants learn to develop and produce audiovisual works, video games, music, books and hybrids contents. Students are expected to acquire knowledge of vertical strategies of digital communication, on the economic aspects,... [-]

PhD/MPhil in Film and Media Studies specialisms

University of Bolton
Campus Full time 3 - 7  August 2017 United Kingdom Bolton

The MPhil/PhD in Film and Media Studies is for media graduates who are looking to develop their knowledge of a specific area of film and media studies to a high level of academic achievement. Study at MPhil/PhD level is open to honours graduates as well as those already having a postgraduate degree. The MPhil/PhD is largely non-taught and your main submission will be a thesis written under the supervision of a member of staff (the... [+]

Film and Media Studies specialisms - PhD / MPhil The MPhil/PhD in Film and Media Studies is for media graduates who are looking to develop their knowledge of a specific area of film and media studies to a high level of academic achievement. Study at MPhil/PhD level is open to honours graduates as well as those already having a postgraduate degree. The MPhil/PhD is largely non-taught and your main submission will be a thesis written under the supervision of a member of staff (the Director of Dtudies) with expertise in the area chosen. Additional support is available from other internal/external academics. Your thesis will be a piece of original critical research which makes a significant contribution to scholarly knowledge in the film and media studies field. The broad topic to be investigated will be defined by you with more specific details agreed through discussion with the Director of Studies. Careers & professional development The course is useful if you wish to follow a career path involving advanced scholarly research; for instance, an academic teaching career in the film/media field. Subject overview Staff in the School of Arts, Media and Education value their relationships with students and provide friendly and supportive postgraduate research supervision. They are able to draw upon their own experience of publishing and conference presentation in the field to enhance their support of postgraduate students. Projects recently completed by staff include the publication of a monograph applying Bakhtinian theory to some of the key concepts of film studies.... [-]

Master in Animation

Estonian Academy of Arts
Campus Full time August 2017 Estonia Tallinn

Estonian Academy of Arts is offering a 2-year Master of Animation programme to postgraduate students interested in animation directing and filmmaking. [+]

Best Masters Programs in Film Studies in Europe 2017. Master in Animation Estonian Academy of Arts is offering a two-year Master of Animation programme to postgraduate students interested in animation directing and filmmaking. If you are an ambitious and determined artist, with the talent, motivation and desire to create unique work, form new directions and realise your career aspirations as an animation director, this course is ideal. The course combines several disciplines e.g. animation, scriptwriting, history of animation and media theory, making the background of this MA programme trans-disciplinary. The coursework mainly concentrates on classical and experimental techniques i.e. drawing animation, stop motion, cut-outs, sand animation, painting under the camera etc. In the professional sense, students will direct and produce animated films. An important part of the study are collaboration projects with local companies and organisations. The programme has a unique teaching and learning framework where students receive abundant individual attention and mentoring from highly experienced animation professionals. Students of the animation department organise the annual festival Animated Dreams, which is part of POFF, the Dark Nights Film Festival, held in Estonia during the dim evenings of Autumn. Curriculum Structure Lectures, seminars, intensive modules and projects are intertwined in the two-year MA programme. Essay writing, script writing, animating, directing, editing, sound engineering and research are core activities to be learnt and practiced throughout the courses, leading to a final diploma-film project. The courses are taught in English. Courses taught Philosophy Ethics and aesthetics Film theory Film history Animation history Animation... [-]

Master in Documentary Film Directing – DocNomads

Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias
Campus Full time October 2017 Portugal Lisbon Hungary Budapest Belgium Brussels + 4 more

The course is supervised and sponsored with scholarships for students and scholars by The Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency See in detail at www.docnomads.eu [+]

The ”DOCNOMADS” Documentary Film Directing ERASMUS MUNDUS MASTER'S COURSE is a: - Two-year, 120 ECTS - Documentary film directing - Master's course Implemented by three European universities: Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias/Lisbon/Portugal, Színház- és Filmművészeti Egyetem/University of Theatre and Film Arts/Budapest/Hungary and LUCA, College Sint Lukas Brussels/Belgium. With a mandatory mobility scheme from Lisbon to Brussels via Budapest including: - a first semester at Lusofona, - a second semester at SZFE, - a third semester at LUCA College Sint Lukas, and - a fourth semester dedicated to the graduation work, for which students will be divided into three groups, one at each University The upcoming students are awarded a multiple degree and a diploma supplement. The course is supervised and sponsored with scholarships for students and scholars by The Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency of the European Committee. Who Can Apply? DOC NOMADS is open to European and non-European students with a BA degree in Motion Picture or Media Studies; other degrees are accepted for applicants with a convincing portfolio. In order to guarantee a high-quality individual training, small group tuition is offered (maximum 24 students). CRITERIA The Academic Board of the DOC NOMADS Erasmus Mundus Master's Course is seeking applicants who are: - socially minded, empathetic, responsible, and have civic awareness; - who are inquisitive, creative, and curious to explore reality; - who are original and both value and seek artistic independence and a personal voice; - who are open-minded, self-reflective, flexible, and innovative; - cooperative, receptive,... [-]

Master in Film Studies

Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias
Campus Full time October 2017 Portugal Lisbon

The Master’s in Film Studies integrates the study plan of the Film and Media Arts Department in the areas [+]

Best Masters Programs in Film Studies in Europe 2017. The Master’ in Film Studies integrates the study plan of the Film and Media Arts Department in the areas of Cinematography Studies, and is part of the integrated 2nd cycle training in the progression of the study of students with a Degree in Cinema, Video and Multimedia Communication, or other similar degrees. Complementarily, the degree is destined to all professionals who wish to deepen their competences in the fields of cinematography production and direction. Knowledge, abilities and skills to be acquired This new master'’s degree presents a unique and original configuration in our country, being totally oriented towards an effective production and direction of cinematography projects framed in an environment of critical and theoretical reflexion. Therefore, the entire degree is based on a methodology of a project in development and throughout the degree the students will be invited to Individually develop a written project and planning a feature-film, respecting every regulation and principles that allow them to prepare a project that can be submitted for evaluation to the ICA – Institute of Cinema and Audiovisual Arts or the MEDIA program of the European Union; Direction of a short film in a film format; Direction of a documentary; Direction of a experimental/artistic nature project with resort to the potential of new digital technologies. Entrance Conditions The following may apply for the Master's Degree: a) People who hold a B.A. or equivalent degree; b) People who hold a foreign academic degree awarded after... [-]

Master in Film Directing

Edinburgh College of Art
Campus Full time 12 - 21  August 2017 United Kingdom Edinburgh

Our programmes in Film Directing take a project-led, practice-based collaborative approach. [+]

Our programmes in Film Directing take a project-led, practice-based collaborative approach. Outline Our programmes in Film Directing take a project-led, practice-based collaborative approach. You choose to make a documentary or fiction and collaborate on an experimental film. While allowing you to explore your creativity, the course encourages ways of working that foster the important exchange of ideas. Many of our students already work in the industry and we aim to encourage a fresh approach to emerging technologies. You will join an international body of postgraduate students coming from different cultural traditions to work in a broad range of audio-visual media within an integrated framework which questions the form and enables you to find the right language for your kind of storytelling. What you will study The MA programme Through workshops and tutorials in directing, writing, shooting documentary or developing scripts students direct one short documentary or fiction at the end of their year (as well as a short experimental film in the first semester). After pitching their ideas at the end of the first semester, they work with undergraduates in the Film & TV department as crew and also with other DOP's and producers from Screen Academy Napier. In the third summer semester, they edit their film. The MFA programme This is a two-year course which runs parallel to the MA for the first year in semesters 1 and 2. In the second year, students edit their films in the first semester. They then work on the development of a... [-]

Master Sound Design for Film and TV

NFTS - National Film and Television School
Campus Full time August 2017 United Kingdom London

The components of the soundtrack – dialogue, atmospheres, Foleys, ADR, designed fx and music – are explored in detail using facilities rivalling those of the best audio post-production houses. With a firm emphasis on storytelling, students develop an aesthetic awareness integrated with technical expertise, encouraging them to be collaborators from an early stage in all productions and throughout the whole post-production process... [+]

Best Masters Programs in Film Studies in Europe 2017. Sound Design for Film and TV The components of the soundtrack – dialogue, atmospheres, Foleys, ADR, designed fx and music – are explored in detail using facilities rivalling those of the best audio post-production houses. With a firm emphasis on storytelling, students develop an aesthetic awareness integrated with technical expertise, encouraging them to be collaborators from an early stage in all productions and throughout the whole post-production process. In 2011, an NFTS student won the Verna Fields Award for Best Sound Editing in the student category of the US Motion Picture Sound Editors Golden Reel Awards. This is the ninth time a graduating NFTS student has won this award in the last fourteen years and, together with the demand for new graduates, demonstrates the esteem with which this course is regarded within the film and television industry. TUTORS Head of Post Production is Award-winning Re-Recording Mixer Dean Humphreys, who has worked with many of the world's leading directors, including Roman Polanski, Ridley Scott, Luc Besson, Bernardo Bertolucci and Franco Zeffirelli. Dean has also been the Sound Supervisor or Re-Recording mixer for major television series such as Kingdom (Stephen Fry) and Primeval, in addition to films including The Pianist (for which he won a César award), Interview With The Vampire, The Ghost Writer and Donnie Brasco. Other tutors include Graham Hartstone (Aliens, Eyes Wide Shut, Die Another Day, The World is Not Enough), Paul Davies (We Need to Talk About Kevin, The... [-]

Master degree in Editing

NFTS - National Film and Television School
Campus Full time August 2017 United Kingdom London

Digital technology has transformed the editing process, yet it has also dramatically diminished the role of the assistant editor so that opportunities to learn the art of editing as an apprentice are increasingly hard to find... [+]

Editing Digital technology has transformed the editing process, yet it has also dramatically diminished the role of the assistant editor so that opportunities to learn the art of editing as an apprentice are increasingly hard to find. This course commences in January each year. This course provides a thorough education in editing skills in a professional filmmaking environment. Editing students are encouraged to consider their craft as part of the whole process of film and television production and not merely as the final stage, making them true collaborators, not just efficient technicians. The emphasis of the Editing curriculum is firmly on storytelling and the relationship between editor and director. Students learn to apply their craft to the demands of fiction, documentary and animation, creating visual narratives while working with sound, music and, where appropriate, special effects. Workshops with other departments develop concepts of visual storytelling, mise-en-scène, storyboarding, sound design, music and scriptwriting. Editing graduates have a high rate of employment on feature films, shorts and television programmes. Many new graduates quickly become editors on independent productions or assistant editors on features or TV drama, while others gravitate to visual effects, promos and i-dents. One recent graduate was joint winner of the Best Young Editor Award at Broadcast Magazine's B+ Awards. Recent graduate editing credits include The Queen, Hannibal Rising, Reprise and New Moon at the cinema and Downton Abbey, Paul Merton in China, Holby City, Hustle, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and Spooks on television. TUTORS Head of Post Production is... [-]

Master degree in Directing Documentary

NFTS - National Film and Television School
Campus Full time August 2017 United Kingdom London

This course commences in January each year. The goal of the course is to give our graduates the tools and the confidence to become successful members of the international documentary community. Our students have won the Grierson and Sheffield Student Awards two years running, IDFA and the Royal Television Society last year, and win prizes at the most prestigious festivals round the world: Sundance, IDFA, Hot Docs, Berlin, Sheffield and... [+]

Best Masters Programs in Film Studies in Europe 2017. Directing Documentary This course commences in January each year. The goal of the course is to give our graduates the tools and the confidence to become successful members of the international documentary community. Our students have won the Grierson and Sheffield Student Awards two years running, IDFA and the Royal Television Society last year, and win prizes at the most prestigious festivals round the world: Sundance, IDFA, Hot Docs, Berlin, Sheffield and many others. The most important thing, however, is to prepare them for life as committed documentary storytellers, wherever that may lead. In the UK, getting a first commission can be a daunting task but last year, for example, Marc Williamson, made a First Cut for Channel 4 from his Sheffield student award winning graduation film which this year won him the Grierson Prize for Best Newcomer. Some use the contacts they make in the last phase of the course, to put together deals with TV production companies and non-TV source as Sam Blair did with Adidas for his brilliant feature debut about sprinters, Personal Best. Since students direct and shoot five films in different genres during the course, many progress swiftly by using their unique skills to contribute to productions throughout the industry, like James Newton who won a Grierson last year as one of the directors of The Year the Town Hall Shrank . TUTORS Some of the UK's leading Documentary makers teach at the School, including internationally... [-]