Film and Contemporary Audiovisual Media

SubjectFilm Studies, Media


Type of DegreeMA

EU FeesEUR 2,314

Cost non-EUEUR 14,800

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Is this programme for you?

Our Film and Contemporary Audiovisual Media students who have studied film, audiovisual media, or arts-related subjects (media studies, cultural studies, art history, arts sociology, art philosophy, art cognition) in their Bachelor's degree.

You will focus on the aesthetic, perceptual, cognitive and cultural effects of film, television and other forms of audiovisual media.

Why study film and contemporary audiovisual media with the University of Groningen?

We offer a stimulating, international student environment with a lively cinema-going culture.

You will study in a department that conducts excellent academic research and works on the latest developments in audiovisual culture.

You will have the opportunity to work with a team of highly motivated staff members who collaborate across national and disciplinary boundaries.

Our curriculum consists of a wide range of courses on cognitive film theory, film-phenomenology, media-archaeology, narratology and documentary theory. Additionally, you will have access to the Film Archive & Media Archaeology Lab, which boasts strong relationships with film archives, museums and media labs worldwide.

How to apply

To apply for our Master's degree in Film and Contemporary Audiovisual Media, you must hold a Bachelor's degree in Arts, Culture and Media or in a related field, such as Arts Philosophy, Arts Sociology, Arts Policy, Film, Music, Theatre and Literature.

Career opportunities

  • Our graduates have found jobs in various fields:
  • Event and collection management in film and television museums (Eye Film Institute, Sound and Vision)
  • Film curating, (freelance) film and art, newspaper and magazine journalism (Filmkrant)
  • Film festival organizing and programming (Movies That Matter, IDFA, NFF, IVA, Flicks, Kino Klandestino, etc.)

There are other employment possibilities such as a position at a media company or in the advertisement and commercial field.

Our graduates have also started their own successful arts organisations, advice bureaus and research institutions in the field of arts, culture, and event organisations.

We are particularly proud of our success rate in acquiring PhD grants.

Job examples:

  • Film critic
  • Cultural Journalist
  • Media Curator
  • Film Archivist
  • Researcher Art
  • Event Organizer

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