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About Television Studies
Masters degrees in Television Studies equip postgraduates with the skills to analyse, create and adapt content for the purpose of television viewing. Consideration is also given to the economic significance and governance of TV as a media platform.
Taught MA courses are typical for this subject. Entry requirements normally include a relevant undergraduate degree such as Media Studies.
Masters courses in this subject are usually theoretical in nature and less inclined to provide significant vocational experience.
Academic training typically analyses the role of TV as an economically and culturally significant communication platform. For example, you may analyse the ethical importance of the 9pm watershed, or the position of television as a contribution to modern mass communication.
Different kinds of television content (such as drama, documentary, journalism, children’s shows and so on) are explored, particularly in relation to adaptation and production. You will also analyse the governance and economic structures of the television industry in relation to contemporary issues.
Traditional career routes include screenwriting and adaptation, moving image curation, programming, and even news reporting. Legislative roles within television broadcasting agencies are also feasible.
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Drawing on the internationally recognised expertise of our academics, primarily in the areas of Film and Television aesthetics, history and theory, this course enables you to familiarise yourself with key disciplinary issues and methodologies before focusing on an area of personal academic interest.
This course is designed for students who have firm PhD study plans and feel that they need to develop their knowledge of fields which is not covered by our taught modules in order to prepare for their proposed PhD project.
If you've got the ambition to explore how storytelling is changing across TV, film and new media – and develop the skills required to bring the next generation of stories to life – then this MSc Film and Television pathway will help you get there.
Overview. Prepare to combine the development of your existing creative skills in film and television production with a fascinating grounding in the historical and theoretical approaches to the two media.
The MA in Visual Culture introduces students to the new and fast-growing intellectual field of visual culture, by examining the histories, theories and practices of cultural production and consumption of visual images/objects in the contemporary and modern world.
This programme, available in both full-time and part-time study modes, offers you a broad-based understanding of how film, television and other screen media have developed and interacted across their varying histories.
Since 1451 we have specialised in the arts and humanities, developing wide-ranging expertise and world-leading research. Whether you are looking for a change of direction, to build on your current knowledge and skills, or interested in an academic career, our programmes have been developed to meet the needs of your future employers. The University of Glasgow is ranked in the world’s top 100 for Arts & Humanities. Our Postgraduate taught degrees are taught one-year full-time (two-years part-time), and start in September. We have developed strong local, national and international connections w