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Film Studies at Trinity

M.Phil./ P.Grad. Dip. Film Studies - Theory, History, Practice

This one-year taught course is a unique opportunity to embark upon a detailed investigation into the intellectual currents and aesthetic concerns surrounding the study of film and digital media. From the outset, questions of history, theory, text and context combine with issues of close analysis and interpretation to provide a course that is both rigorous and rewarding. Elective modules in screenwriting, creative documentary and editing encourage a critically informed creative practice. At every step of the way your progress will be informed by an emphasis on independent study and critical thinking.

The Constantia Maxwell Bursary for Postgraduate Taught Courses (2019-20 intake)

The School of Creative Arts is pleased to announce that we will be awarding one €5,000 bursary to the top ranked applicant to our MPhil in Film Studies: Theory, History, Practice, the MPhil in Theatre and Performance and the MPhil in Music Composition. Applicants will be ranked on the basis of previous academic qualifications, the quality of their supporting application, their letters of reference, and their potential for higher level research.

Existing applicants should indicate to the MPhil co-ordinator whether they would like to be considered for this bursary. All applications for these courses and this bursary must be received by 28th June 2019.

For further details, please contact the Director of Postgraduate Teaching and Learning, Dr. Paula Quigley

Research Degrees: M.Litt & Ph.D

Research topics include: Irish cinema and other national cinemas, auteur studies, aspects of film theory and philosophy, cinema and gender, Hollywood cinema, avant-garde and experimental cinema, cult cinema, digital media. Research students are encouraged to engage with the wider academic community through attending the weekly School Research Seminar Series, where research papers are delivered by staff, research students and visiting speakers, as well as attending conferences and presenting papers. In addition, research students meet approximately once a month to exchange ideas and explore common areas of research interest in the M.Litt./Ph.D. Reading Group.