The Experimental Film MA offers a unique opportunity for filmmakers to develop a major body of practical work that:
- engages with the moving image in the context of a critical understanding of contemporary experimental film theory and visual culture; and
- is set within a highly distinctive and successful range of postgraduate courses delivered within the School of Fine Art.
The course covers a broad range of experimental film practices, theories and technologies. Based on principles that reflect the evolving nature of current and emerging practices, it equips you with the ability to play a positive role in the fast-moving arena of moving image making. It encompasses:
- a broad range of approaches to moving image work – recognising that filmmakers increasingly explore the medium in unexpected and innovative ways, finding outlets for their work in a range of capacities and organisations;
- a thorough critical understanding of experimental film, including critical and historical frameworks – through self-initiated research supported by taught modules and research-active staff;
- a thorough understanding of the inter-related forms of moving image production, experimental cinematic work and artists' film culture; and
- the opportunity to create interdisciplinary alliances and work in a variety of environments – by working alongside colleagues on other courses in the School of Fine Art, both individually and collaboratively.
The course will support a broad base of research interests, ensuring you are prepared for new and unforeseen challenges throughout your working lives. It aims to provide the intellectual and technical breadth needed to take advantage of future opportunities in a range of contexts.