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MA Film, Photography and Media

Year 1

(Award available for year: Master of Arts)

Learning outcomes

- Demonstrate knowledge of the historical development of film, photography and media and the ability to situate current practice within debates concerning the creative industries;
- Demonstrate knowledge of and the ability to apply critical and theoretical models to the study of film, photography and media;
- Apply critical thinking to developing practice and evaluate practice as a means of exploring theoretical concepts
- Demonstrate a critical awareness of the relationships between cultural production, representation and audiences;
- Produce creative and critically informed practice that demonstrates the ability to use current production and editing tools and solve creative problems
- Demonstrate an awareness of the global nature of critical discourses around convergent lens -based practice
- Produce practice that demonstrates the divergences and synergies between film, photography and media in the communication of ideas and concepts
- Demonstrate an understanding of the changing professional demands of the cultural industries and of the changing nature of cultural traditions within lens-based practices
- Demonstrate the ability to present work to a high professional and academic standard, to work individually and collaboratively and to respond to demanding briefs to strict deadlines
- Demonstrate additional expertise and an understanding of contemporary research, in one or more designated areas of the field (and understand and demonstrate the value of developing communication, research and entrepreneurial skills)

Transferable (key) skills

Masters (Taught), Postgraduate Diploma & Postgraduate Certificate students will have had the opportunity to acquire the following abilities as defined in the modules specified for the programme:
- the skills necessary to undertake a higher research degree and/or for employment in a higher capacity in industry or area of professional practice;
- evaluating their own achievement and that of others;
- self direction and effective decision making in complex and unpredictable situations;
- independent learning and the ability to work in a way which ensures continuing professional development;
- critical engagement in the development of professional/disciplinary boundaries and norms.


Achievement for the Postgraduate Diploma and Postgraduate Certificate will be assessed by a variety of methods in accordance with the learning outcomes of the programme and will involve the achievement of the students in:
- demonstrating the ability to apply breadth and/or depth of knowledge to a complex specialist area;
- drawing on a range of perspectives on an area of study;
- evaluating received opinion;
- making sound judgements whilst understanding the limitations on judgements made in the absence of complete data.


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