Birkbeck, University of London
Film Programming and Curating
This programme explores both the traditional and the rapidly changing ways in which films are programmed by curators and received by spectators. In film exhibition today, the old and the new coexist: audiences still watch films in cinemas, but digital technology and the internet have multiplied ways of consuming moving images. Digital technology has also transformed the relationship between film and art: galleries and museums now routinely exhibit film in shows and installations. Film festivals are flourishing in new formats and locations as never before. These changes have profoundly affected practices of curating and programming. This intensive (1-year, full-time) MA includes in its curriculum: the old and the new aspects of programming and curating; theoretical considerations of audience; spectatorship and reception; and the changing spaces and temporalities of film exhibition. The MA combines these strong critical, theoretical and academic foundations with site visits and internships in London galleries and exhibition spaces, as well as screenings and programming in the Birkbeck Cinema. Students will be taught by internationally distinguished academics and cultural practitioners such as Professor Laura Mulvey. Lectures from industry professionals and experienced curators provide a first step towards possible careers in art and film or for further research into the cultures of curating.
MA: Good honours degree (second class or above, or overseas equivalent). Professional or work experience in a field relevant to graduate study in the humanities may also be taken into account. If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, the requirement for this programme is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 7.0, with not less than 6.5 in each of the sub-tests.
For information about course structure and the modules you will be studying, please visit Birkbeck's online prospectus.
Essay assessments and a final project.
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Course duration|
|MA||Full-time||October 2018||14,850 per Year 1 (International)||1 Years|
|MA||Full-time||October 2018||9,200 per Year 1 (Home/EU)||1 Years|
|MA||Part-time||October 2018||7,425 per Year 1 (International)||2 Years|
|MA||Part-time||October 2018||4,600 per Year 1 (Home/EU)||2 Years|
|MA||Full-time||October 2019||14,850 per Year 1 (International)||1 Years|
|MA||Full-time||October 2019||9,200 per Year 1 (Home/EU)||1 Years|
|MA||Part-time||October 2019||7,425 per Year 1 (International)||2 Years|
|MA||Part-time||October 2019||4,600 per Year 1 (Home/EU)||2 Years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Bloomsbury Campus||WC1E 7HX||London|
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Department of History of Art and Screen Media