Profile and Career - MA in Film and Media Studies – University of Copenhagen

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Profile and Career

The programme is a blend of elements from the humanities and the social sciences, building on a theoretical, analytical and historical foundation as well as incorporating more practical aspects of communication. Having completed the Film and Media Studies programme, you are able to apply relevant aesthetic and psychological theories in the analysis of the effects used in films, TV programmes and new media. You are also able to conduct analyses of the functions of the audiovisual media in society. Moreover, you learn to plan and carry out analyses of various types of media organisations and user groups. Finally, the programme provides practical skills within audiovisual communication.

Film and Media Studies is an interdisciplinary Master's programme incorporating approaches from both the social sciences and the humanities. Your studies will be intermedial, while the teaching covers film, television and the digital media as well as radio and the printed media, but with the main focus on the audiovisual media. The purpose of the Master's programme is to acquire a high level of academic knowledge and skills within the fields of media, aesthetics and communication. By linking theory and practice, you are educated to solve concrete information and communication tasks and to work with communication to various groups of recipients and users in a media organisation.

Career Opportunities

The Master's degree provides a range of different career options. You may find employment within the communication sector and the film, TV, advertising and IT industry. Moreover, you will be qualified to work as a teacher or as a member of information and PR staff.

On the programme, you follow the general profile in Film and Media Studies, but you can also to some extend design your own profile through the various elective courses offered during the programme or in other fields of study at the university or abroad. In that way you can tailor your studies to your own interests, and you can thus go for a very broad focus aimed at employment in widely differing job functions, or for a narrower professional profile aimed at employment within particular fields of work.

The programme also includes an optional internship, which most students elect to do.

Read about the programme structure.

Interview with a graduate

Meet Andra Gavrilescu, a graduate of the Master of Arts in Film and Media Studies, and listen to her story about how to build a career in Denmark.