Dear Screen-L members,
Here is an announcement about a new M.A. programme starting in 2014-15
at Birkbeck, London:
A first of its kind, this new M.A. in Film Curating, directed by
Professor Laura Mulvey, explores the rapidly changing ways in which
films are programmed by curators and consumed by spectators. Today
audiences still watch films in cinemas, but digital technology and the
internet have multiplied the platforms for consuming moving images. At
the same time, galleries and museums now routinely exhibit film in shows
and installations, while film festivals are flourishing in new formats
and locations as never before. This intensive (one year, full time)
M.A. programme combines academic study of the history of moving image
exhibition with practical work including interaction with film curators
and practitioners. Now, for the first time in the history of film
studies, the role of programmers and curators as the creative mediators
between films and their audiences have become a significant issue for
academic and critical inquiry and research.
* The award-winning Birkbeck Cinema
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projection, offering students the opportunity to experiment with
programming and curating.
* The Birkbeck Institute for the Moving Image
age> : the programme includes conferences, screenings and film related
events of all kinds throughout the academic year.
* Birkbeck will host the first Essay Film Festival early in 2015,
with opportunities for student involvement with its organization.
* Located in central London, in the heart of historic Bloomsbury,
Birkbeck is within easy reach of cinemas and galleries, as well as
facilities such as the British Film Institute, the British Library etc.
For more information about the M.A. Film Curating at Birkbeck:
Thanks for your attention, Michael Temple
Screen-L is sponsored by the Telecommunication & Film Dept., the
University of Alabama: http://www.tcf.ua.edu