University of Glasgow

Filmmaking and Media Arts [MSc]

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University of Glasgow
In Glasgow

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Typology Postgraduate
Location Glasgow (Scotland)
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  • Glasgow (Scotland)
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Through practical workshops, industry master classes, and history and theory courses you will have the opportunity to learn from industry professionals, media artists, and academics in film, television and digital media theory. Glasgow offers a vibrant context for filmmaking and media arts practice. Key cultural events include the Glasgow Film Festival and Glasgow International(a biennial international festival of contemporary art). This broad-based and flexible programme allows you to work across a variety of platforms. Recognising that the programme will attract a diverse range of creative individuals, we offer a variety of software and hardware options. Our purpose designed Media Lab is equipped with Avid, Adobe Creative Cloud (including Premiere Pro, After Effects, Photoshop, Dreamweaver) and Final Cut Pro. We are able to equip students for projects with a range of cameras and sound and lighting equipment. The city is the home of BBC Scotland, STV and a lively community of independent media producers (television companies, sound studios and design companies) and numerous micro-businesses in the creative industries.  It is also home to the internationally significant Glasgow Museum of Modern Art as well as venues renowned for exhibitions of emerging and established screen-based artists such as Tramway, The Centre for Contemporary Art and The Arches. In addition, the city is famous for its live music venues, galleries and artist run studio spaces offering an excellent and supportive environment for creative artists. The programme is taught in the Gilmorehill Centre which offers a purpose built Media Lab, its own cinema as well as a Media Archive which has more than 6,000 holdings, complementing the Library’s extensive collection of film, television and media art books and periodicals. The Centre is home to the international...

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5.0 25/05/2019
About the course: I am so tired all the time
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
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4.0 24/05/2019
About the course: University experience was amazing and lecture hours could be more. Staff was great and always willing to help, they offered great opportunties and employers were awesome. I had an amazing time.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
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5.0 22/05/2019
About the course: The life here is hectic but the balance between the social and academic life is nice. I have learned so much from here and developed myself as a mature person than before from the very beginning of my university life.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
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3.5 22/05/2019
About the course: It is quite nice and fancy place providing you all the facilities one can ask for. The gym halls, swimming pools, steam room and everything else is very close and really nice
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
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What you'll learn on the course

Film and Television

Course programme

The programme will offer a combination of formal lectures, practitioner led workshops, seminar discussions, screenings and one-on-one tutorials.

The practical elements of the course will feature high levels of support and direction in relation to pre-production materials, including developing pitches and storyboards as well as hands on support in relation to delivery of the individual film/media art projects.

Industry workshops are designed to give you the skills and knowledge needed in contemporary screen-based media contexts, while history and theory courses are offered to link industry practice with cutting edge theory in the field.

The programme has 4 components:

  • Two core practical workshops: Running in Semester 1 and Semester 2, these are led by a practitioner in our purpose built Media Lab and are designed to provide hands on support in the production of your film or media art projects. They also incorporate sessions led by industry professional that are designed to pass on key industry experiences and skills vital to a successful career in the industry.
  • The core academic option Experimental Art and Media: This course covers the history and theory of experimental art and filmmaking, including the topic of practice-as-research. It is designed to provide a critical foundation for your filmmaking and/or media arts practice.
  • You will also choose one course, selected from a range of academic options that draw on the research expertise of the subject team.
  • A practice-based dissertation, where you have the opportunity to develop, with support from technical and academic supervisors, a large-scale film or media arts self-directed project.

Additional information

The 180 credit MSc is made up of four components.

  • The 2 core practical workshops are 40 credits each
  • The core course Experimental Art and Media is 20 credits
  • The optional course that you choose will be 20 credits
  • The dissertation is 60 credits

Core Practical Workshop 1

This ten-week course focuses on developing pre-production skills. It will prepare students to present a storyboard, a one-page treatment and cost and prepare their creative project. It involves a practical series of sessions led by a...

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