City, University of London

City, University of London

Audio-Visual Translation and Popular Culture

The course will give you a theoretical framework for the practical application of translation, working with a wide range of source texts from different popular genres and media. You will gain an understanding of the different conventions and styles associated with popular culture in its varied forms and genres, how they are historically and culturally shaped and the impact this has on translation strategies. You will develop an awareness of professional standards, norms and translational ethics and to develop your professional identity in relation to the role of translation in the publishing process. The course will introduce you to the different research strategies and methodologies, relevant in both professional translation and in academic study.

Course modules

Core modules: Principles and practice of translation theory (15 credits); Translating children's fiction (15 credits); Subtitling (15 credits); Translating crime fiction (15 credits); Translating science fiction (15 credits); Dissertation (60 credits) Elective modules: Translating multimodal texts (15 credits); Translation for dubbing and voiceover (15 credits); Principles of screenwriting and the translation of screenplays (15 credits); Translation project management (15 credits); Setting up as a translator (15 credits); International publishing case studies (20 credits); Creating and managing intellectual property (15 credits)

Assessment methods

Assessment is through coursework consisting of informal and formal assignments including essays, source and target analysis, practical translations, reflective-analytical commentaries, individual translation projects, and individual and collaborative reports.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2018 GBP 9,000 per Year 1 (England) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2018 GBP 14,000 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2018 GBP 9,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2018 GBP 9,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2018 GBP 9,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 Years
MA Part-time September 2018 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 Years
MA Part-time September 2018 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (England) 2 Years
MA Part-time September 2018 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (International) 2 Years
MA Part-time September 2018 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 Years
MA Part-time September 2018 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Northampton Square EC1V 0HB London

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