University of Kent
This programme, taught in Paris, offers a thorough grounding in postgraduate-level film and is suitable both for graduates in the subject and those new to it. Students will spend the entire year in the French capital, which will allow them to participate in excursions to prominent cultural locations and make use of research resources that are only available in Paris, such as the French Cin�math�que. Students study film at postgraduate level within the context of a city that is central both to the development of filmmaking practices and to critical and theoretical approaches to the cinema. The Autumn and Spring terms are spent viewing and discussing films in modules that are designed to address a range of practical and theoretical issues, including authorship, genre, stardom, style, modernity, nationalism and internationalism. Seminars also cover debates in philosophy and film theory on the nature of filmic representation and its relationship to language, art, emotion, and consciousness.
An upper second-class Honours degree or better, usually in a relevant humanities subject. In certain circumstances, the school will consider candidates who have not followed a conventional education path or who may have relevant experience in the industry. These cases are assessed individually by the director of graduate studies. Students whose first language is not English, are required to have an appropriate grade/score in an approved English language examination. We recommend taking a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as IELTS or Pearson (PTE).
Assessment is based on coursework and a 15000 word dissertation.
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