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Master of Film and Television Science

The master’s degree programme in film and television science offers the opportunity to acquire a broad theoretical understanding of and high analytical skills in the field of moving images.

The work on the master’s thesis allows the student to study an area of particular interest in depth, and promotes the development of knowledge at a high level.

Media as social, technical, historical and cultural phenomena
The aim of the educational programme is to provide greater insight into the content-related qualities of film and television texts, and to increase the student’s understanding of these media as social, technical, historical and cultural phenomena.

Theoretical and methodological approaches to moving images
Through the master’s study programme students will further develop their analytical abilities and gain knowledge of the relevant theoretical and methodological approaches to the field of study. In addition, the programme places emphasis on developing a self-reflective approach to theory and methodology.

Master's thesis
Work on the master’s thesis provides practice in analytical, critical and methodological thinking targeted at achieving independence in one’s professional career. The workload of the master’s thesis equals 60 ECTS credits.

Students will develop the methodological and theoretical skills needed to identify, read, analyze, and discuss primary and secondary sources within the social sciences and the humanities, with special emphasis on film and television science.

In addition to specialized competence within their field, the students will also develop more broadly recognized skills, such as how to formulate academic research question, find relevant material for a research project, to critically relate to and analyse sources, to process substantial quantities of information through scientific methods and to present their findings and engage in dialogue with others about them.

ECTS obtained
The master programme has a total workload of 120 ECTS credits.

Unique student environment
The Lillehammer location gives unique proximity to practical-theoretical educational programmes in film and television.

The Master's degree qualifies you for a teaching position within the film- and media field at university level. The education is also highly relevant for practical and administrative positions in the media- and culture sector. In addition the completion of the Master's degree makes you elegible for PhD-scholarships if you should choose to persue an academic career in the field of higher education.

Contact information:

Study leader: Professor Jan Anders Diesen

Telefon: 612 88102

Sist oppdatert: Gunnar Furseth Klinge 05.12.2011

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