Birkbeck, University of London

Course Introduction

This intensive (1'year, full'time) MA includes in its curriculum: the old and the new aspects of programming and curating; theoretical considerations of audience; spectatorship and reception; and the changing spaces and temporalities of film exhibition. Screenings for all course modules are held in the Birkbeck Cinema, while the core course includes site visits to cinemas and galleries as well as presentations from relevant professionals. A module on film festivals includes a visit to the Berlin Film Festival . Internships with relevant institutions are also available. The MA combines these strong critical, theoretical and academic foundations with internships in London galleries and exhibition spaces as well as programming in the Birkbeck cinema. Visiting lectures from industry professionals and experienced curators provide a first step towards possible careers in art and film or for further research into the cultures of curating. The MA is taught by internationally distinguished academics and cultural practitioners. Prospective students are encouraged to visit the Birkbeck Cinema and discuss the course with relevant faculty.

Course Additional Entry

Good honours degree (second'class or above, or overseas equivalent). Professional or work experience in a field relevant to graduate study in the humanities may also be taken into account. We may require applicants to supply certification of language competence. Applicants must submit with their online application a 500'word personal statement outlining why they are interested in studying in this programme. 2 referees are required. If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, the requirement for this programme is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 7.0, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub'tests.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate)