Students will benefit from the taught component which will allow them to gain new insights and to hone their skills in the critical analysis of film and its relationship to the other arts. Students will be introduced to the key transitional moments in the history of cinema and the principal theoretical approaches to film, to be explored in relation to specific genres, auteurs, contexts of production as well as spectatorship. The programme will also provide students with the necessary skills to successfully plan and shoot a short film and to develop it throughout all of its stages from the script to the screen.
Subjects covered in the compulsory units include transitional key moments in the history of film, research methods, screenwriting, and the production of a short film, including cinematography. Elective modules allow participants to pursue specific areas of study which include among others world cinema, theoretical approaches to film, auteur cinema, the relationship of film, literature, comics and the other arts, and audio-visual translation techniques.
The course is not restricted to graduates of the Faculty of Arts but welcomes Bachelor Honours graduates (Second Class or better) as well as those holding a Bachelor degree at Category II or better. Applications from candidates not in possession of a first cycle degree but who have extensive experience and/or a profitable portfolio in related areas will be taken into consideration.
The online application is available at: www.um.edu.mt/apply
Applications are now open and the next deadline for application is 31 August 2017.