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Masters

MA in Film and Television Studies

192 NQF credits


Convener

Dr. Ian-Malcolm Rijsdijk


Admission requirements

(a) Faculty requirements are set out under rules FM3.

(b) Specialisation requirements:

  • Completion of an Honours degree or a four-year degree with a focus on Film Studies or cognate disciplines.

Acceptance will be on the recommendation of the Convenor, working in collaboration with the programme committee, who will consider applications and may interview candidates. Normally candidates will be expected to have an upper second or better result for their honours degree.


Prescribed curriculum:

Master’s students are required to complete a minor dissertation and four taught courses of which no more than two can be at HEQSF level 8 (4000 level).

Compulsory courses

NQF credits

HEQF level

FAM5006W Minor Dissertation

96

9

FAM5039F Approaches to African Cinema 

24

9

FAM5047S

Contemporary Moving Image Theories 24 9

Recommended Electives

 

 

 
FAM4004S Avant-Garde Film

24

8

FAM4034S Forms and Theories of Adaptation

24

8

FAM5046S Film and the Environment

24

8

FAM4017F

Advanced TV Analysis 24 8

FAM4039F

Documentary Film: Forms and Theories 24 8

FAM4038F

Authorship in the Cinema 24 8

FAM5043S

Writing for Television: Masters (May not be offered in 2020) 24 9

Elective courses

If students have already taken any of the compulsory courses, or an equivalent course elsewhere, they may be allowed to substitute another course with the permission of the convener. In the overall choices, at least two of the courses chosen must be at the 5000 level.