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Film and Television - MA

University of Bristol    Faculty of Arts

Full time & Part time September MA 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time

About the course

This distinctive and exciting programme integrates film-making practice with textual and historical approaches to the study of film and television. As a student on this innovative course, you will engage with critical and theoretical perspectives and develop high-level skills of analysis. You will also have the opportunity to learn the skills of film-making, working intensively in small groups to explore narrative and aesthetic possibilities and gain insights into the craft and industry of screen media. You will encounter a range of different research methods and be supported as you progress to independent learning and individual practice.

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Entry Requirements

An upper second-class honours degree (or international equivalent). Evidence of essay writing at undergraduate level (eg dissertation component/units requiring written skills at 2.1).

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Student Profile(s)

Carolina Martinez Gondra

As a cinephile I often read up about films, directors, producers and screenwriters. One day I read about British director Michael Winterbottom and learnt he studied film at the University of Bristol. I decided to browse through the university’s film programmes and a year later chose to apply to Bristol.

Before I moved here, I knew Bristol was a medium sized city so I was worried it might be dull in contrast with Buenos Aires.

Fortunately, my fears proved to be unfounded. The first night I arrived I walked up Park Street and to my amazement it was full of bustle and life so I felt reassured. In addition, I get to enjoy world renown graffiti artist Banksy’s work on a daily basis.
I came from a background in Media Communication and Psychology. As the MA is a generalist programme it has allowed me to explore and consider the different fields within film such as; cinematography and its ramifications, sound, editing, producing, directing etc. Being on the programme has helped me find my niche within the different film options.

The MA in Film and Television at the University of Bristol is unique in that it allows entry to students from a wide range of academic backgrounds such as; classics, drama, advertising, history, painting, design, business and so on. Roughly half the course is made up of Brits and a little over half is made up of foreign students such as myself. As we come from diverse academic backgrounds and different nationalities and genders I think we are a good blend.There is camaraderie between the students and we help one another. While it can sometimes be frustrating to work in groups at least you never get lonely and it really does make working on projects a more dynamic and interesting experience.

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