DOUBLE MASTER IN FILM STUDIES
Language(s) of instruction: English
Length of study: 2 years
Course Location:Université de Paris
Degree awarded: Double Master’s Degree in Cinema Studies and in English Studies
Entry Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field of study. This is a selective program. Applications include transcripts, a CV, a cover letter and the outline of a research project, as well as a letter of support from one of the faculty members from the English department (who agrees to supervise the research project and has validated it). Additional information on the application process can be found on https://etudesanglophones.u-paris.fr/parcours-master-anglais-cinema
Language pre-requisites: Excellent (fluent or near fluent) English. A good command of French is an advantage.
Organised across two departments, Cinema (LAC) and English Studies (Études anglophones), this bilingual Master’s program combines the field of Film Studies with the field of English Studies (the Arts and Visual Culture section of the department). The student will be registered in both departments, and selects seminars from a list of courses mostly or entirely taught in English across the two departments.
As a double degree, this demanding Master is aimed at students who have a good academic record, a very good command of English and a solid knowledge of the history and aesthetics of film and visual arts and culture. In return, obtaining a double master’s degree will open up extended professional opportunities and research horizons, both in France and abroad.
Students who are not fluent in French are expected to perfect their knowledge of French in the course of the two years of studies. The combined proficiency in French and English is an invaluable advantage, and a much sought-after skill, both in teaching and research and for careers in the cultural sector.
The program includes the study of film (history, theory, aesthetics) and the visual arts and culture more broadly – photography, television, new media. The students develop a research project on a topic of their choice under the supervision of two members of the academic staff (an Associate Professor or a full Professor in each of the two departments concerned). Internships are also encouraged.
Skills and competencies developed
- Excellent command of English and French and advanced knowledge of the history and aesthetics of film as well as a basic to advanced knowledge of the history and aesthetics of photography, visual arts, television, and new media.
- Oral and written fluency, good command of the specialized vocabulary and advanced knowledge of the field of film and visual culture: capacity to develop and conduct a professional project or an academic research project in two languages.
- Methodological tools in the field of film and visual studies: capacity to pursue a teaching and research career in English-speaking environments.