Plymouth University

Plymouth University

Contemporary Film Practice

This course challenges preconceptions about how films should be made and stretch the boundaries of your own practice. Explore a range of idioms from documentary to animation within a supportive environment that will help you to sustain and develop your ideas through experimentation with images, sounds and texts. You will learn by doing while you deepen your critical engagement with film-making.

Entry requirements

Applicants should hold an Honours degree in film studies, or a related subject, or an equivalent professional qualification, or an ordinary degree, foundation degree, higher national diploma, or university diploma, accompanied by substantial experience in an appropriate field. Applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

Course modules

Explore and exploit the imaginative energy and intellectual buzz surrounding the growth of low-budget and no-budget film-making. You'll engage in practice-centred projects and produce a range of work in different forms from documentaries to animations. You'll also consider how experimental film-makers address new audiences and create new constituencies, and how we talk about those practices that do not fit into existing exhibition venues and environments. Modules provide a supportive context for working on your practical MA project. You'll participate in critical screenings and discussions, work collaboratively with exterior organisations such as the South West Film Archive and production companies, and undertake two pre-production and development modules examining the relationships between ideas and technologies and how to generate creative ideas. In all modules there is an emphasis on tracing the relationship between theory, research, thinking and making.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,660 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,660 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,660 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,660 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,660 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Plymouth Site Plymouth PL4 8AA South West

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Postgraduate Admissions
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01752 585858