Postgraduate study in Cinema Studies at UC is offered within the English Department. Our Honours courses are coded as English courses, but the Cinema Studies Honours year focuses on film topics and has specific prerequisites.
Cinema Studies Honours students typically enrol in the interdisciplinary course ENGL 444 Women/Theory/Film: Continental Theory and French Cinema, convened by Senior Lecturer Mary Wiles, and ENGL 445 The Essay Film, convened by Senior Lecturer Alan Wright.
Cinema Studies postgraduate students who pursue the MA, MA(Thesis), and PhD degrees in English have been recipients of the prestigious UC Master's Scholarship and have written on diverse film topics, including American independent cinema, the French New Wave, Japanese Animé, and Queer Cinema. Postgraduate students have the opportunity to tutor in stage one Cinema Studies courses, which allows them to acquire valuable work experience.
Cinema Studies recommended preparation for acceptance into the BA(Hons), PGCertArts, PGDipArts, MA, MA(Thesis), and PhD is the same as for the UC English Department.
The GradDipArts Cinema Studies programme is open to students of any background with a university bachelor's degree.
Postgraduate courses in Cinema Studies are taught within the UC English Department. See all ENGL postgraduate courses.
Cinema Studies graduates start their careers in film, radio, TV, and online newsrooms, as well as in media roles such as social media managers, online producers, and communications advisors. They also pursue academic careers in secondary and tertiary teaching.
Find out more about career options in Cinema Studies.
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