Masters degree in History of Film & Photography offer advanced study of the historical, cultural and technological development of filming and photographic practices.
Taught MA degrees are typical for the field, though research oriented MRes and MPhil programmes may also be available at some institutions. Entry requirements normally include an appropriate undergraduate degree such as Media Studies.
Courses in this field allow you to extensively explore the history, political significance and aesthetic qualities of a global range of cinema and photography. They are often largely interdisciplinary, allowing you to combine theoretical concepts form disciplines such as gender studies, cultural theory, anthropology and even computer science.
You will explore a range of genres, artists and audiences from different time periods, tracing the routes from a number of cultural significant backgrounds. Depending on your interests, you may wish to specialise in a range areas, such as the technological development of film or photography, or their roles in artistic practices through history.
Careers may include curation in heritage institutions such as museums and art galleries, participation in film showcases and festivals, or academia.