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MA Film, Photography and Media

Year 1

(Award available for year: Master of Arts)

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the programme, students will be able to:
* Explain and critique the history of film, photography and media industries, including the intricate, global relationships between cultural production, representation, and audiences.
* Apply critical and theoretical models to analyse and explore these fields.
* Produce creative-critical material both individually that communicates ideas and concepts across convergent lens-based practices and showcases an awareness of relevant ethical considerations, self-direction and reflexivity in creative practice
* Solve creative problems individually and as part of a team, showcasing familiarity with contemporary production and editing tools and processes

Skills Learning Outcomes

Students will have the opportunity to acquire the following skills as defined in the modules specified for the programme:
* Effectively convey complex concepts and ideas through written, verbal, and lens-based media, and in accordance with academic standards.
* Employ advanced research skills to gather and synthesise relevant literature, resources and data to support arguments.
* Apply creative problem-solving skills to address challenges encountered in the production and execution of projects.
* Demonstrate technical proficiency in using relevant equipment, editing software, digital media, and other relevant tools in film and photography production.


Assessment during the programme is designed to ensure that students are equipped with the knowledge, skills, and experience to excel in their chosen fields. A diverse range of assessment methods are used, including practical e-portfolios, short films, group and individual projects, reflective and critical essays, literature reviews, case studies, presentations, scripts, and commentaries. Creative-critical assessments foster innovation and experimentation, while providing opportunities to practice transferable skills such as project management, effective communication, critical thinking, and collaboration. Feedback is provided throughout each module, allowing for continued improvement and growth.


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