University of Glasgow: Film Curation

InstitutionUniversity of Glasgow View institution profile
Department School of Culture and Creative Arts
Web www.glasgow.ac.uk/
Study type Taught

Summary

The MSc in Film Curation offers you the opportunity to explore film programming in a variety of theoretical, historical and practical contexts. It investigates the material qualities of audio-visual media and explores the history and contemporary practice of projection and exhibition in cinemas, galleries, festivals and online. Throughout the programme you’ll get to work alongside industry-leading experts in film curation through guest lectures and placements, and you’ll be encouraged to respond creatively in both academic and practical exercises.

**Academic contact: Dr Rebecca Harrison: Rebecca.Harrison@glasgow.ac.uk
Admissions enquiries: www.gla.ac.uk/enquirenow
September start
MSc: 12 months full-time; 24 months part-time**

**WHY THIS PROGRAMME**
Industry experts offering work placements and seminars represent organisations such as the National Library of Scotland’s Moving Image Archive, LUX Scotland, and Gallery of Modern Art, as well as film festivals including Africa in Motion and Glasgow Short Film Festival.

You will have access to the learning and archive facilities at the newly refurbished Kelvin Hall.

You will be studying in Glasgow, one of the leading media cities in the UK and home to an extraordinary wealth of film festivals.

You will be based at our Gilmorehill Centre which has its own cinema as well as extensive collection of video, DVD and digital resources.

The Gilmorehill Centre is home to the international journal 'Screen' and hosts the annual Screen conference every summer, attracting leading names in film and television studies from across the world.

**PROGRAMME STRUCTURE**

‌Students will take:
- 2 core courses (30 credits each)

- 1 work placement/creative practice course (20 credits)

- 2 optional academic courses (20 credits each)

- Dissertation or audiovisual essay (60 credits)

Teaching methods will include lectures and seminars, workshops led by visiting professionals, and field trips organised to archives and festivals. You will be assessed through a variety of methods including practice-based activities, oral presentations, as well as different written assignments.

**Find out more about core and optional courses:**
www.gla.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/filmcuration/?card=coreandoptionalcourses

A number of industry experts are contributing to the programme through a variety of exciting activities and workshops. In 2016-2017, these include:

- Tour with artist Chris Leslie of the ‘Disappearing Glasgow’ exhibition at Glasgow School of Art

- Guide to the projection box at Gilmorehill Centre cinema

- Visit to the Moving Image Museum archives at Kelvin Hall

- Workshop led by the National Railway Museum’s film curator

- Silent film screening with live musical accompaniment

- 35mm screening of Singin’ in the Rain

- Lectures and workshops led by guests from Document Film Festival, Hippodrome Silent Film Festival, Park Circus, Glasgow Film Theatre, among others, on audiences, funding and exhibition space

**Programme alteration or discontinuation**
The University of Glasgow endeavours to run all programmes as advertised. In exceptional circumstances, however, the University may withdraw or alter a programme. For more information, please see: Student contract.
www.gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/senateoffice/studentcontract/

**CAREER PROSPECTS**
The MSc is designed for those with some background in film, television, media or communication studies (or related fields, such as art history) who are contemplating, or developing, a career in curation, community and educational projects, events, research or criticism.
The programme is designed to provide you with a range of skills that will enable you to develop as:
- a creative and cultural entrepreneur

- an outreach officer in a museum, archive or gallery

- a curator or programmer at film festivals

- a researcher for the film and television industries

- a creative practitioner

- an academic researcher

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