Goldsmiths, University of London

Goldsmiths, University of London

Film and Screen Studies

This programme offers 2 pathways: MA film and screen studies (moving image studies pathway); the moving image media today are a concentrated form of culture, ideas, socialization, wealth and power; 21st century globalisation, ecology, migration and activism fight over and through them; how have the media built on, distorted and abandoned their past; how are they trying to destroy, deny or build the future; this pathway explores new critical approaches that address the currency of moving image media in today's global context (their aesthetics, technology and politics); it seeks to extend the boundaries for studying moving images by considering a wider range of media and introducing students to a wider range of approaches for investigating moving images past and present; MA film and screen studies: media arts pathway; the most intense and extreme forms of media, experimental media arts, test to breaking point established ideas and practices; from wild abstraction and surrealist visions to activist and community arts, they ask the profoundest questions about high art and popular culture, the individual and the social, meaning and beauty; this pathway explores these emerging experimental practices of image making and criticism; students on this pathway are encouraged not just to study but to curate and critique past, present and future media arts by building exhibitions and visual essays of their own; short practical workshops enable students to make the most of the skills students bring into the course.

Entry requirements

Upper 2nd Class Honours degree in a relevant subject; some prior knowledge of scholarship on screen-based media is also required; where 1st language is not English IELTS 7.0 is required.

Course modules

Course includes: a critical, contextual, historical and theoretical approach to all manner of time-based audio-visual media; analysis of: television, video installation artworks, computer-based narratives.

Assessment methods

Essays; dissertation of 12-15000 words.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 5,860 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 12,300 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Goldsmiths, University of London Lewisham SE14 6NW South East

Key information

Telephone number: 
020 7078 5300