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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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The New School's Master of Arts program in Media Studies offers an interdisciplinary curriculum in media theory, design, and practice with an emphasis on the production of video, audio, and Web-based media. Read more
This Masters offers the opportunity for the critical study of film and television. This well-established programme aims to provide an advanced understanding of the approaches and methodologies in Film & Television Studies and to equip you with core research skills for advanced study in this field. Read more
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. Read more
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. Read more
Study, explore and practise contemporary film and television postproduction with a focus on technical aspects of sound production and design. Read more
Do you have a passion for TV? Are you fizzing with ideas for fresh, exciting content? Do you want to know how to get ideas out of your head and onto the screen? This could be the course for you. Read more
Whether you already know the basics of film production or you have a background in humanities or sciences and want to learn how to get messages and stories across. Read more
Our MA Film and Screen Media (with Television) explores the history, development and interaction of film, television and other screen media. The… Read more
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. Read more
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. Read more