Master Directing Film and Television - Máster en Dirección de Cine y Televisión
The Master of Fine Arts (Film and Television) gives experienced film and television practitioners, and high level film graduates, the opportunity to engage in independent research in their field. The degree enables graduate researchers to develop mastery, and advance the practice and theory in their field.
The majority of research proposals will involve creative research by means of the candidate’s own practice, in parallel with a substantial dissertation, which compliments and illuminates the creative work and places it within a scholarly context.
While MFA practice-based projects will fulfil the requirements of academic research, the nature of the practice may vary. Examples of practice-based research may be a completed feature film script or short screen based works. The school does not normally resource screen-based creative practice as part of the degree.
The onus is on the candidate to ensure that their practice can provide the basis for a thorough research investigation, and that the research focus can be consciously articulated in written form.
An honours degree with at least H2A (75%) average, including a major relevant to the stream to which entry is sought, or equivalent; or
A relevant undergraduate degree with at least H2A (75%) average and at least two years of documented work experience relevant to the stream to which entry is sought; or
An undergraduate degree in any discipline and at least five years of documented work experience relevant to the stream to which entry is sought; or
At least five years of documented relevant work experience related to the stream to which entry is sought and demonstrating outstanding artistic ability, together with evidence of ability in academic writing and research or scholarship appropriate for postgraduate study;
Performance in one or more of an audition, test, interview, workshop, portfolio or folio presentation, as prescribed by the Academic Board for the stream to which entry is sought.
SEMESTER 1 AND 2
RHD FIRST HALF YEAR, RHD SECOND HALF YEAR
Research Project FTV
A demonstrated capacity to design, conduct and report independent and original research on a closely-defined project;
Well-developed and flexible problem-solving abilities appropriate to the discipline;
The ability to engage in independent and contextually-informed artistic practice;
The capacity to communicate effectively the results of research and scholarship by oral and written communication;
A capacity for critical evaluation of relevant scholarly literature and artistic practice;
An understanding of and facility with scholarly conventions in the discipline area.