Newcastle University

School of Modern Languages

International Film: History, Theory, and Practice


School of Psychology

Percy Building

Newcastle Upon Tyne, England

United Kingdom

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

MA, Diploma

Format: Campus

Program Description:

This programme provides general research training in film studies and specific training in Hollywood and European film. If you do not want to complete a dissertation, you enter for the Diploma.

The MA programme consists of three parts: taught compulsory modules; taught optional modules; and the dissertation. Compulsory modules (60 credits) provide training in research also develop critical, analytical and writing skills and prepare you for assessments. These modules are: approaches to film history and theory; screen aesthetics; arts research methods; research methods in cultural and film studies; and dissertation preparation (or an extended essay for the Diploma).

You also take optional modules (60 credits) from a wide range which may include: film noir û sexuality, gender and genre; Hollywood musical; gender theory and film; contemporary French cinema; Almod=var; recent Spanish and Mexican cinema; stars in contemporary American cinema; celluloid cities; Chinese cinema, culture and society; vampires in film; screenwriting; contemporary documentary û theory and practice; film programming and marketing.

Modules are assessed by submitted work. MA candidates complete a dissertation of 15û18,000 words (60 credits) on a topic agreed with tutors.


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