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Media Studies: Film and Photographic Studies

Description:

This one-year master’s programme takes an interdisciplinary approach to the study of ‘lens-based’ media: photography, film and video. Designed for students with an undergraduate degree in a related field or relevant professional experience, this programme offers excellent preparation for a career in cinema, photography or media art.

A high degree of cross-disciplinary thinking is encouraged, as is witnessed by the close collaboration with the Department of Art History and other departments of Leiden University as the Print Room/Division of Special Collections of the Leiden University Library.

For more information: Master Film and Photographic studies

Teaching method:

The various courses are offered in the form of lectures, meetings, discussions, seminars and excursions and through self-study, based on specific texts or photograpic objects, (historical) photographic sources, and in-depth analysis of history and criticism of photography.

Students work on various projects and presentations, and they are given the opportunity to follow an internship in the Netherlands or abroad.

Admission requirements:

Read more on Entry requirements

Staff:

Pepita Hesselberth, email: p.hesselberth@hum.leidenuniv.nl

Peter Verstraten, email: p.w.verstraten@hum.leidenuniv.nl

Bas Vroege, e-mail: b.j.vroege@hum.leidenuniv.nl

Helen Westgeest, e-mail: h.f.westgeest@hum.leidenuniv.nl

Janna Houwen, email: j.j.m.houwen@hum.leidenuniv.nl

Ali Shobeiri, email: s.a.shobeiri@hum.leidenuniv.nl

Information:

Coordinators of Studies: Maria Dijkgraaf and Laura Kouters. Email: stuco-ma-mediastudies@hum.leidenuniv.nl

Courses

Course EC Semester 1 Semester 2

First semester

Topical Debates on Photography in Historical Perspective 10
Media, Art, Theory 10

Choose one of the two electives

Curating, editing and producing Photography & multimedia Projects 10
Curating Film and Video 10

Second semester

Contemporary Theories of Film 10

Obligatory

MA Thesis Media Studies: Film and Photographic Studies 20

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Career Preparation

Course EC Semester 1 Semester 2
Leiden Elective Academic Periodical - Special Issue #2 "Nature" 10