The MA in Filmmaking offers an innovative programme for those interested in integrating the theory and practice of moving image at postgraduate level.
The programme fosters a community of independent filmmakers and artists working in a collaborative and nurturing environment. The course offers a diverse range of practice-led and theoretically informed modules. The wide range of cultural production covered includes: fiction, documentary, artists’ moving image, animation, the cinematic essay, experimental film and the avant-garde, and media activism.
The programme aims to familiarise students with debates in film studies concerning critical representation formats, reflexive and self-reflexive inquiry, aesthetics, and production determinants and systems. Students will gain knowledge of key issues to do with globalised and post-colonial film, media and art production and consumption, and the various ways in which meaning is produced in different genres and modes.
Central to the method of study is practical and theoretical innovation and experimentation in the fields of analysis, concept development, production, post-production, distribution and exhibition. The scope of research undertaken by students will reflect the diversity of approaches and contexts in which film/video and new screen media operate.
The MA draws upon the research and practice of a body of film, art and media practitioners, theorists and historians based in the School of Arts and Digital Industries at UEL.
Modules are underpinned by technical instruction in digital production and post-production provided by Apple Mac accredited instructors. There is also the opportunity to take 16mm film workshops.