MSt in Film Aesthetics
Course Code | 003750
The MSt equips students with the skills and knowledge necessary for analysing film as an art form. It concentrates on film criticism, detailed film analysis, film theory and film-philosophy, and teaches both the history and the contemporary developments in the scholarly literature relating to these aspects. It encourages thoughtful and imaginative engagement with film as a medium and with individual films.
Teaching is delivered primarily through classes, but also through individual supervision, and assessment is by means of two long essays, a dissertation and a timed examination. The degree may include the following courses taught by specialists from a variety of disciplines:
- Film Style
- Interpretation and Criticism
- Classic and Contemporary Film Theory
- Concepts in Film History
- Study of a Single Director
- Film and Phenomenology
- Film Music
- Film and Modernism
- Contemporary Theories of Spectatorship - Embodiment, Ethics and Politics
- The Film-Philosophy of Stanley Cavell
A practical, one-week course takes place at the beginning of the first term; this is introductory and applicants should note that thereafter the degree is not a practical one.
How to Apply
The deadlines for this course are 16 November 2012, 18
January and 8 March 2013. Clarendon applicants must apply by the January deadline.
The standard set of materials you should send
with any application to a taught course comprises:
In addition to the standard documents above,
applicants to the MSt in Film Aesthetics should provide two (2) relevant academic essays or other
writing samples from their most recent qualification of 2,000 words each,
or 2,000-word extracts of longer work.
Please follow the detailed
instructions in the Application
Film Aesthetics website
for any additional guidance.