MA Film and Media
To help you feel prepared for your postgraduate studies, we’ve gathered together a range of course related activities including suggested reading, useful websites and some great things to do right now.
You’ll be given more information about which textbooks to read and introduced to the University Library, as well as the many ebooks and journals we have for you to access, when you begin your studies.
While there are no specific texts for you to read at this time, we’d advise you read around your areas of interest in film and media. This will also help you to begin thinking about your dissertation topic. Keep in touch with industry news by reading The Guardian Media and subscribing to The Drum.
Useful websites, podcasts and videos
Depending on your areas of interest, you might want to visit the following resources recommended by some of the Department staff:
- The heart of the British film world (BFI).
- The knowledge online. A source of Film and TV resources.
- Broadcast now. Online magazine focussing primarily on the British TV Industry
- Arts + Culture – Views & Research – The Conversation Short articles by academics and scholars on all aspects of popular culture
- If you’re thinking about the future and careers in the Media: www.prospects.ac.uk/
- You Must Remember This: Hollywood History podcast
- Eavesdropping at the Movies: a film discussions podcast
- This Had Oscar Buzz: a podcast looking at films that didn’t win Oscars
- Fantasy/Animation podcast: discussions about fantasy and animation
- Kermode and Mayo’s Take: film & TV reviews
- Bafta Guru: Interviews with professionals working in Film, Games and Television.
Things to do now
To help you prepare for your studies, you may find it useful to watch a significant amount of media content and keep in touch with what is trending in the media world.
Meet your course specialists
Programme leader – Dr Ruxandra Trandafoiu
Head of Department – Professor Matthew Pateman
Associate Head of Department – Phil Jackson
Some of the tutors who contribute to the programme:
- Dr Jenny Barrett
- Professor Owen Evans
- Professor Claire Parkinson
- Dr Ruxandra Trandafoiu
- Dr Elke Weissmann
- Dr Jennifer Woodward