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Film and Photographic Studies

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12 months
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Netherlands Government
Type of institution
Research University

Program description

The specialisation in Film and Photographic Studies offers you a unique programme, focusing on a challenging academic study in the field of 'lens-based' media, comprising photography, film and video.

The curriculum is a combination of history and theory of film and photography within the broad context of visual and other media. The programme will focus on these three media as well as on the basis of the discourse on their specific nature and their relation to one another.

Graduates of this master's programme are qualified for positions as film and photographic historian, museum curator, critic, manager of a photographic agency or exhibition producer.

The programme is aimed at both image-makers and academics. It offers a mixture of history and theory of photography within the larger framework of visual culture, curatorial training, interdisciplinary hands-on collaborative projects and critical writing. Practitioners will develop a solid theoretical background; academically trained participants will achieve insight into photographic practice.

Admission requirements

Previous education

An arts academy degree (BFA/MFA) or a BA in Art History, Cultural Studies, Visual Anthropology or Media Studies of a related nacademic discipline.

Professional experience

See www.mastersinleiden.nl.

Entry test

An admission test. 2 assignments: write an essay and assemble a visual account. For details, please check www.artsandsciences.nl.

Language requirements

IELTS overall band: 6.5, TOEFL paper based: 570, TOEFL computer based: 230, TOEFL internet based: 88

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