Media Studies: Film Studies
The Master's in Film Studies at the University of Amsterdam is a unique one-year programme that offers a theoretically rigorous engagement with the field of film studies and visual culture.
Film Studies is situated within the internationally ranked Department of Media Studies at the University of Amsterdam, which brings together renowned scholars from a variety of media and theoretical perspectives.The programme approaches the study of film as a multi-faceted phenomenon, one that plays a vital and ever-changing role in contemporary digital media culture.
The programme invites students to engage critically and creatively with the field through a series of core courses in film-philosophy, media archaeology, and (trans)national and global audiovisual practices. Students also take part in intensive research seminars that explore specialized topics related to the expertise of the core film faculty. These seminars address both classic and cutting-edge subjects, ranging from neuro-aesthetics, ethics, affect, fashion, body, and the politics of gender and identity, to classical film theory, multimodal metaphor, and the cinematic city.
With its many festivals, its rich cinematic tradition, its archives, museums and cultural institutions, Amsterdam offers the perfect setting for this programme. Please note, the Master's in Film Studies is not a Master's in Film Production.
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The European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) is a student-centred system based on the student workload required to achieve the objectives of a programme of study. Its aim is to facilitate the recognition of study periods undertaken by mobile students through the transfer of credits. The ECTS is based on the principle that 60 credits are equivalent to the workload of full-time student during one academic year.
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Tuition fee 2023/2024
The EU/EEA rate is the regular fee for students from within the EU/EEA.
The Master’s in Film Studies is open for application to all students with a Bachelor’s degree from the UvA, or another accredited university in:
- A discipline in the Humanities related to Media Studies, or the Social Sciences with a strong focus on Media Studies as developed from a Humanities perspective, including media analyses, media practices, text and audience analysis (to be decided upon by the selection committee).
Please see: www.uva.nl/ma-film-studies > Application and admission
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The non-EU/EEA rate is the rate for students from outside the EU/EEA.
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The institutional rate is for all students who have already obtained a bachelor’s or master’s degree and who want to start a second programme leading to a degree at the same level or at a lower level.
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