University of Aberdeen: Film And Visual Culture MLitt
|Institution||University of Aberdeen View institution profile|
|Department||School of Language, Literature, Music and Visual Culture|
Are you motivated by images or words? If you are more interested in the power of the image and its meaning, this programme is for you. Images, whether moving or still, play a central role in shaping the world around us and the lives we lead. The MLitt Film and Visual Culture develops critical skills and theoretical understanding of visual culture in its social and historical contexts, through discussion and analysis of film, photography and theoretical writing. The MLitt in Film and Visual Culture develops critical skills and theoretical understanding of visual culture in its social and historical contexts through discussions and analysis of film, photography and theoretical writing.
Engaging with a wide range of material, including film, photography and digital media, the MLitt in Film and Visual Culture introduces you to the key ideas and debates which have shaped understanding of visual culture during the twentieth and twenty first centuries. Two core courses provide a grounding in theoretical perspectives and critical skills. Optional modules allow you to explore visual culture in different historical and cultural contexts and include a practice-based pathway. Core courses prepare you for your dissertation project, which allows for the sustained investigation of a topic identified by you, working in consultation with your supervisor. The course will be of interest to you if you are from the following background including: Film Studies, Cultural Studies, English, Modern Languages and Art History. It will also be of interest to you if you have a professional background in the visual arts and media.
There are various sources of funding to support you during your period of study. We have a number of scholarships and bursaries available to our students, and external sources of funding available.
|Level||SCQF Level 11|
Students are normally required to have a good 2.1 degree (or its equivalent) in a subject of relevance to Film and Visual Culture, such as Anthropology, Art History, English, Film Studies, Media Studies, Modern Languages, Sociology or Theatre Studies.
Assessment methods include essays, reports and other coursework. The Master's also requires a 15,000-word dissertation, while the diploma consists of coursework alone.
The programme is delivered by means of seminars and workshops which are tutor- and student-led as appropriate.
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