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About History of Film & Photography
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.
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Are you passionate about films and all things visual? Do you want to work in the arts or do you want to find a way to do this? This programme gives you cultural contexts across a range of different genres and history of film to understand why films depicted what they did and how this contributed to the world around us and the way we live. Read more
This course will engage you in the challenging task of making sense of the multitude of photographic images that shape the world today. Read more
Students take six taught modules and a Dissertation or Dissertation with Practice module that includes Research Methodologies. Dissertation or Dissertation with Practice and Research Methodologies (30 credits). Read more
Learn to speak and write confidently about museums and curatorship, with a focus on photography, together with hands-on experience in a museum setting. Read more
Photography has become the major form of image-making and visual communication since its development in the nineteenth century. Its importance has been recognised in many areas of scholarship. Read more
The MLitt in Art History is designed to develop and enhance core research and writing skills, to introduce and deepen knowledge of the theoretical and methodological foundations of Art History, and to enable students to explore current critical debates, art media and contextual questions. Read more
By studying in the School of History, Art History, Philosophy and American Studies, you will join a vibrant community where high-calibre teaching and research is combined with a stimulating and supportive environment.