The Centre for Film and Media Studies offers a range of courses that equip graduates with theoretical knowledge, practical and creative skills to embark on industry careers, teaching, and research. Join us: be inspired by the world of film and media!
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Professor Herman Wasserman, director of the Centre for Film and Media Studies, has been awarded the prestigious Georg Forster Research Award by the Alexander Humboldt Foundation. The award, granted in recognition of a researcher’s entire career...
An agreement that will give students the opportunity to study a twinned MA degree in Global Media at UCT and at the London School of Economics & Political Science, has just been signed. The first intake for the twinned degree will be in 2017.
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Monday, 21 August 2017
UCT and LSE enter into partnership to offer twinned degree in global media

Students will have access to experts in new technology, global media, international telecommunications and media studies. As a professional with a global perspective, the twinned degree is aimed at equipping students with the knowledge required to play a powerful role in redefining the way the world communicates.

Publication Date:
Friday, July 1, 2016 - 13:00
IAMCR 2017: New media, new territories, and new discourses

CFMS was recently represented by five scholars at the International Association of Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) conference in Cartagena, Colombia, on "Transforming Culture, Politics and Communication: New media, new territories, and new discourses". Associate Professor Tanja Bosch, Dr Wallace Chuma, HoD Professor Herman Wasserman, PhD student Willemien Calitz and Master's student Rozanne Engel attended, presenting on a variety of topics including fake news, peace journalism, journalism and conflict, China-Africa and the media and female filmmakers in the South African context.

Publication Date:
Tuesday, August 1, 2017 - 09:15
Christia Visser and Meg Rickards feature at Tess screening

On Wednesday 31 May, the UCT Connoisseur Society, in collaboration with the Centre for Film and Media Studies, was honoured to host an exclusive screening of the acclaimed local feature film Tess. The screening was attended by its director Meg Rickards, lead actress Christia Visser, and an audience of more than 50 intrigued students, friends and local filmmakers.

Publication Date:
Friday, June 9, 2017 - 16:15
CFMS talks gender and sexuality in African film for Africa Month

May was Africa Month, and in celebration, CFMS hosted two events for Women Screen Africa - firstly a screening of African films directed by women, and secondly a panel discussion on those films by postgraduate students.

Publication Date:
Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 11:45