From the canonical to the cutting-edge, the profound to the playful: the current film world is as diverse and critically engaging as ever. So is our Film and Contemporary Audiovisual Media MA track.
It equips you to join high-level conversations about timely and fascinating issues. There will always be a “next big thing” in the world of cinema, and we welcome our inspired students to discover it with us.
In this one-year Master’s track, you will work closely with our international faculty, whose collective expertise includes phenomenological and cognitive film theory, digital film forensics, queer film studies, post-colonial and settler colonial studies, film festival research, screen acting studies, media anthropology, and more. Our graduates are ready to leave their mark on the next chapters of film history, both inside and outside of academia.
Our track is unique in its combination of research-driven seminars, the research resources of a worldwide Top 100 university, and the extensive networks of internship opportunities in major film and media institutions. The Master offers a relevant (inter)national internship network. This track will therefore be attractive to students who want to deepen their knowledge of film, swiftly transition into the professional world, and pursue a career in the arts and media sector.
The MA in Film and Contemporary Audiovisual Media helped me to find the right balance between academic studies and creative work. The MA shaped my intellectual and academic inclinations whilst constantly encouraging me to use this knowledge for the investigation of hands-on experiences. This duality reached its peak during my theoretical and practical internship at the EYE Film Institute where I unpacked apparatuses and shot a documentary about editing tables. My fascination with creative work was fuelled by the academic insights I achieved during the courses which are tailored to fit interdisciplinarity. All the more so, my paper proposals and creative interests have always been supported by teachers and supervisors with fruitful feedback sessions.
If you're looking to study Film from a multidisciplinary perspective aided by expert teachers challenging you to develop your own ideas, I can highly recommend the Film and Media Studies program in Groningen. I highly valued the interaction between students and staff. In my experience, the staff was most approachable and helped me to develop my own ideas, elevating them to a level I had previously not thought possible.
The FCAM programme in Groningen encourages students to pursue an internship. I would highly recommend future students to complete an internship as it will complement your theoretical knowledge with some indispensable practical skills you will need when you start your job hunt. And of course, getting your foot in the door is half the battle!
Studying film in Groningen gives you so many opportunities to broaden and/or deepen your interest in the field. Attending the Summer Film School in Antwerp, volunteering at the university's film archive and enjoying the support of dedicated staff members really helped channel my career orientation.
Since I have always been interested in film, arts in general, culture, and history, the choice to study film at the Arts, Culture and Media department at the University of Groningen was an easy one to make. This track is unique in The Netherlands because it provides a multi- and interdisciplinary perspective on the study of arts and its contexts.
Are you a non-EU/EEA student from Russia, India or Indonesia, starting a Master's programme at the Faculty of Arts? If so, you could qualify for the University of Groningen OTS/Talent Grant, Faculty of Arts, a partial scholarship which helps you to finance your studies.
Read more about the OTS/Talent Grant Faculty of Arts.