Film StudiesO'Rahilly Building
University College Cork
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Dott. Laura Rascaroli & Dr Gwenda Young
The MA in Film Studies is an interdepartmental programme hosted by the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences, University College Cork. It is a one-year taught course that offers students advanced level critical skills in the discipline of Film Studies. It is open to candidates with a BA degree in a Humanities subject, who have taken some undergraduate modules in Film Studies and related subject areas, or who can demonstrate equivalent familiarity with and expertise in the subject. Check our entry requirements here .
Our programme reflects the broad spectrum of research profiles and interests of our staff. It is designed to provide a knowledge of the history, theory, and aesthetics of international film that is simultaneously extensive, eclectic and in-depth. As a result, the MA equips students with critical and analytical skills that may be applied to any area and profession, but also prepares them for further studies at postgraduate level in Film or related areas. Here you can explore the areas of research and teaching interests of staff in Film Studies. To find out what our graduates are doing today, and what they thought of the programme, read here.
The main core module, Advanced Film Theory and Criticism, covers topics in the history of film, from the silent era to date, focusing on questions of style, technique, spectatorship, stardom, realism and representation. A Research Methodologies Seminar prepares students to specific research in the area of film and the audiovisual media. A series of optional modules cover key topics in Film Studies, including Irish Cinema, Music and Film, Latin American Cinema, Digital Video. For further details on all courses and programme requirements click here .
After taking modules for 45 credits during the two teaching periods (October to December; January to March), you will engage in the writing of a dissertation on a topic of your choice, and under the supervision of one of the lecturers affiliated to the programme. To read more about the thesis, and about topics that have been explored by our past students, click here .
For further information, contact the MA co-ordinators , Drs Laura Rascaroli and Gwenda Young.