Goldsmiths, University of London

Course Introduction

This programme offers 2 pathways: MA film and screen studies (moving image studies pathway); the moving image media today are a concentrated form of culture, ideas, socialization, wealth and power; 21st century globalisation, ecology, migration and activism fight over and through them; how have the media built on, distorted and abandoned their past; how are they trying to destroy, deny or build the future; this pathway explores new critical approaches that address the currency of moving image media in today's global context (their aesthetics, technology and politics); it seeks to extend the boundaries for studying moving images by considering a wider range of media and introducing students to a wider range of approaches for investigating moving images past and present; MA film and screen studies: media arts pathway; the most intense and extreme forms of media, experimental media arts, test to breaking point established ideas and practices; from wild abstraction and surrealist visions to activist and community arts, they ask the profoundest questions about high art and popular culture, the individual and the social, meaning and beauty; this pathway explores these emerging experimental practices of image making and criticism; students on this pathway are encouraged not just to study but to curate and critique past, present and future media arts by building exhibitions and visual essays of their own; short practical workshops enable students to make the most of the skills students bring into the course.

Course Modules

Course includes: a critical, contextual, historical and theoretical approach to all manner of time'based audio'visual media; analysis of: television, video installation artworks, computer'based narratives.

Course Additional Entry

Upper 2nd Class Honours degree in a relevant subject; some prior knowledge of scholarship on screen'based media is also required; where 1st language is not English IELTS 7.0 is required.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £12,300  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £5,860  Academic year. First year home fees
2 years
Part Time
MA (Postgraduate)