Are you fascinated by the emotional and cognitive effects of films? Do you love studying documentaries and the contributions cinema can make to discussions of climate change?
Then the Master’s track ‘Film and Contemporary Audiovisual Media’ is the right one for you. Within a year you can acquire a Master’s degree from one of the Top 100 universities in the world—and you will do so in the city with the youngest population in the Netherlands. An internship in film, television, or other media is part of the program as well.
In ‘Film and Contemporary Audiovisual Media’ you will work closely with our international faculty, who will initiate you into the latest theoretical debates in film and media studies. You will learn to work with state-of-the-art approaches such as phenomenology, film-cognitivism, ecocriticism, film-philosophy, digital film forensics, and experimental media archaeology.
Our track is unique in its combination of research-driven seminars and the extensive networks on offer for the internship. With an internationally recognized faculty and well-established connections to film and media institutions, this program will be attractive to students who want to deepen their knowledge of film and pursue a career in the arts and media sector.
[T]he staff was most approachable and helped me to develop my own ideas, elevating them to a level I had previously not thought possible."
“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!”
"The Film and Media Studies program was a way to use my already existing love for film, and mold that into a theoretical framework."
“For me, studying in the Film and Media Studies program was a way to use my already existing love for film, and mould that into a theoretical framework. I was challenged to dismantle movies, and put them together again. I still use these academic theories and techniques in my work as a film critic. You learn to watch film in another, elaborate way.”
“Studying film in Groningen gives you so many opportunities to broaden and/or deepen your interest in the field."
“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.”
The film MA can be used as a kaleidoscope: I myself looked through it to discover the various facets, forms, and tints that define hands-on experiences when fuelled by academic insights.
"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."
“This programme is unique in the Netherlands”
“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 Mexico, Russia, China, 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.