Edge Hill University

Edge Hill University

Critical Screen Practice

The MA Critical Screen Practice introduces students to a broad range of critical and analytical approaches to various aspects of media while also providing the opportunity to develop their practical skills. Students develop an advanced knowledge of media, film and television and apply it to industry-related practice, theory and research. The programme will advance understanding of the social, cultural, economic and political context of media production, and foster rigorous skills in research methods, analysis and the theoretical conceptualisation of media and cultural theory. The philosophy which underpins the programme is a desire to provide students with a learning experience that encourages and stimulates their intellectual curiosity, supports their development, challenges students and equips them with the necessary skills and abilities to compete successfully for a wide variety of employment opportunities in the media industry. The MA will be attractive to graduates who have studied an area of creative study/practice such as media, music, film, television or drama. This programme is for those who wish to acquire specialist craft skills, combined with reflexive engagement with the policy and practice of the media and film industries.

Entry requirements

To join this programme, applicants should have a 1st or upper 2nd Class Honours degree in an appropriate or cognate discipline. In exceptional circumstances, students with a lower 2nd and/or demonstrable knowledge of their subject matter may be admitted at the department's discretion. Overseas applicants will be considered on an individual basis and will be expected to demonstrate IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. Each applicant is required to submit a portfolio of written and/or visual work, demonstrating their enthusiasm for, and commitment to, screen media. A formal registration interview/viva will be held for each candidate. The interview conducted by at least 2 members of staff.

Course modules

Researching media and culture; film and media theory and analysis; screen media practice; dissertation project. Students choose 3 of the following modules: Transnational media; European cinema; media and creative industries; reading new Asian cinemas; screen genres; cinema, history and national identity; media, culture and identities; women and popular culture; transgressive women: fatales, girls and dangerous women; men and supermen: masculinities in twentieth century narratives; out of the gutter: reading the contemporary graphic novel; love actually? love, literature and popular culture; digital culture in art and performance; success in the digital economy.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 26 per Credit (Scotland) 1 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 26 per Credit (Wales) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,680 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 12,250 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,680 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,680 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,680 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 26 per Credit (England) 1 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 26 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Ormskirk Campus Ormskirk L39 4QP North West

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