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2024/25 Taught Postgraduate Programme Catalogue

MA Film, Photography and Media

Programme code:MA-COMM/FPMUCAS code:
Duration:12 Months Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Miriam Kent Contact

Total credits: 180

Entry requirements:

Entry Requirements are available on the Course Search entry

School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:

School of Media and Communication

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

Programme specification:

This programme offers a contemporary and critical approach to the relationship between film, photography, and media. Through a focus on historical and modern debates, students will gain a deep understanding of the ever-evolving landscape of lens-based media. The programme will equip students with the skills to develop their own creative and intellectual practice, reflective of the dynamic and challenging film, photography, and media industries.

Digital technology has fundamentally altered the landscape of both cinema and photography, challenging understandings of these media and their relationships. The programme encourages students to consider how these media are evolving and understand them through cultural and critical frameworks.

Students also consider how critical theories can inform new and convergent modes of practice, and how such approaches can be applied within the creative industries. This programme therefore explores these connections through interdisciplinary perspectives, including: media and communications histories, film and photographic theory, multimedia practice, critical engagement with creative industries.

Overall, the programme highlights the relationship between lens-based images and broader visual culture. In doing so, it fosters a holistic understanding of how theory, practice, and history interact to shape creative-critical media practice.

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[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules

COMM5805MCultures of Contemporary Photography30 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
COMM5825MFilm Theory and Practice30 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study 60 credits from the following optional modules:

COMM5600MDissertation and Research Methods60 credits1 Oct to 30 Sep (12mth)
COMM5800MFinal Independent Project60 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)

Candidates will be required to study 30 credits from the following optional modules or may take 30 credits of Discovery modules, if timetabling allows:

COMM5005MContemporary Debates in Media and Communication30 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
COMM5250MFeminism, Identity and Media30 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
COMM5260MUnderstanding the Audience30 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
COMM5705MIdentity and Culture30 creditsNot running in 202425
COMM5801MUrban Narratives30 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

Candidates will be required to study 30 credits from the following optional modules or may take 30 credits of Discovery modules, if timetabling allows:

COMM5120MGender and Media Histories: Feminist Methods30 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
COMM5160MCritical Studies in Visual Communication30 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
COMM5550MPopular Music and Society30 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
COMM5630MCommunication and Public Opinion30 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
COMM5796MClimate Communication30 creditsNot running in 202425
COMM5866MGlobal migration, ‘race’ and media30 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

Elective modules:

Last updated: 07/05/2024 15:59:45


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