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Rank: 31 (TCUG)
Location: Main Site
Study mode full-time
Start Date: 2020/09/01
Duration: 12 months
Intl fees: £18150
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University of Dundee has opted into the TEF and received a Gold award.
You will study a balance of modules dedicated to various aspects of film theory, history, and practice. Through the core module you will explore key concepts in film theory, film programming, film criticism, and researching in film archives. You will also explore a range of theoretical issues related to spectatorship and visual culture, and learn to read and appreciate the screenplay. You will also engage with other kinds of critical writing about film, including journalism, reviews, and interviews.Through a series of archival case studies you will develop important research skills and learn how to use unpublished archival sources in your research and writing. You will also choose further optional modules from both theory-based topics and practice-led options, ranging from documentary film-making to a module on working with actors. We have previously offered masterclasses by leading film practitioners, such as the writer-director Bill Forsyth (Gregory's Girl and Local Hero) director and producer Don Boyd, and writer-director Simon Rumley.
Students will normally be expected to have a 2:1 honours degree in Film Studies, English or a related discipline. Applicants with alternative qualifications and/or relevant experience may also be considered. Please check our website for English language requirements.
IELTS: 6.0 (5.5 in each)
Notice: This score might not be totally accurate. It is the default IELTS grade for The University of Dundee.
About this university
For students travelling from outside the UK, the International Advice Service is available to help them with all aspects of the transition. They offer confidential advice and help on matters such as immigration and visas, working during and after studies as well as community group information and links to international hospitality schemes. There is support for international families as well as arranging cultural and social events during the year aimed primarily at international students. They are based in the Enquiry Centre on Campus Green or via email. Students are represented by the University's Student Representative Council while the Students Association organises the societies, clubs and organisations outside the classroom. It is unusual because it isn't a member of the National Union of Students due to cost and political considerations. The union is based in Airlie Place, at the centre of the main campus and has a bar, nightclub and refectory on site. There are 42 clubs associated with the Sports Union at the university and these have annual award ceremonies as well as an annual Ball. A multi-million pound redevelopment saw a number of new facilities for sports around the university including the first UK gym with mp3/mp4 compatible personal viewing screens.