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The award
MA

How long you will study
12 months

Domestic course fees
EUR 2060

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
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International course fees
EUR 11500

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About Film and Contemporary Audiovisual Media at University of Groningen

Film and Contemporary Audiovisual Media focuses on the study of the aesthetic, perceptual, cognitive and cultural effects of film, television, and other forms of audiovisual media.

This MA track offers the opportunity to study contemporarydevelopments in film and moving-image culture. It highlights thesignificance of in-depth investigations of aesthetic experiencesand perceptual and cognitive effects of different viewing cultures and screen technologies.

Methodologically, we offerstate-of-the-art approaches such as cognitivism,film-phenomenology, narrative theory, techno-aesthetics, digitalfilm forensics, and experimental media archaeology.

Thematically, the track focuseson rapidly shifting trends within moving-image culture such as:innovations in technologies, complex storytelling in film andtelevision, changes in viewer emotions and experiences, filmarchiving practices and media curating, and new formats indocumentary filmmaking that blur the boundaries between fiction andnon-fiction.

Our track is unique in its combination of methodologicalapproaches to film and audiovisual media and the research expertiseand networks on offer. Our internationally recognized research and the well-established connections to film and media institutionsmake this track attractive to students who want to work in themedia field or continue research on film.

Film and Contemporary Audiovisual Media focuses on the study of the aesthetic, perceptual, cognitive and cultural effects of film, television, and other forms of audiovisual media.

This MA track offers the opportunity to study contemporarydevelopments in film and moving-image culture. It highlights thesignificance of in-depth investigations of aesthetic experiencesand perceptual and cognitive effects of different viewing cultures and screen technologies.

Methodologically, we offerstate-of-the-art approaches such as cognitivism,film-phenomenology, narrative theory, techno-aesthetics, digitalfilm forensics, and experimental media archaeology.

Thematically, the track focuseson rapidly shifting trends within moving-image culture such as:innovations in technologies, complex storytelling in film andtelevision, changes in viewer emotions and experiences, filmarchiving practices and media curating, and new formats indocumentary filmmaking that blur the boundaries between fiction andnon-fiction.

Our track is unique in its combination of methodologicalapproaches to film and audiovisual media and the research expertiseand networks on offer. Our internationally recognized research and the well-established connections to film and media institutionsmake this track attractive to students who want to work in themedia field or continue research on film.

After your studies

Job prospects

Alumni of this track have found jobs in a wide array offields

  • Event and collection management in film and television museums(Eye Film Institute, Sound and Vision)
  • Film curating, (freelance) film and art reviewing, newspaperand magazine journalism (Filmkrant)
  • Film festival organizing and programming (Movies That Matter,IDFA, NFF, IVA, Flicks, Kino Klandestino, Zienemaan, etc.)
  • Practical filmmaking

There are other employment possibilities such as a position at amedia company or in the advertisement and commercial field. Priorstudents have also begun their own successful arts organisations,advice bureaus, or research institutions in the field of arts,culture, and event organisations.

Beyond these, we are particularly proud of our success rate inacquiring PhD grants.

Alumni of this track have found jobs in a wide array offields

  • Event and collection management in film and television museums(Eye Film Institute, Sound and Vision)
  • Film curating, (freelance) film and art reviewing, newspaperand magazine journalism (Filmkrant)
  • Film festival organizing and programming (Movies That Matter,IDFA, NFF, IVA, Flicks, Kino Klandestino, Zienemaan, etc.)
  • Practical filmmaking

There are other employment possibilities such as a position at amedia company or in the advertisement and commercial field. Priorstudents have also begun their own successful arts organisations,advice bureaus, or research institutions in the field of arts,culture, and event organisations.

Beyond these, we are particularly proud of our success rate inacquiring PhD grants.

Job examples

  • Film critic
  • Cultural Journalist
  • Media Curator
  • Film Archivist
  • Researcher
  • Art Event Organizer
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Notes about fees for this course

EU/EEA

€ 2060 per year

non-EU/EEA

€ 11500 per year

Entry requirements

Bachelor-Master connections

Study programmeOrganizationTransition
Arts, Culture and MediaUniversity of GroningenNo additional requirements

Admission requirements

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previous education

Bachelor's degree in Arts, Culture and Media or in a relatedfield, such as:

  • Arts Philosophy
  • Arts Sociology
  • Arts Policy
  • Film
  • Music
  • Theatre
  • Literature

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