Practice & Context
You will focus on the links between practice and theory, learning about artists classed as ‘experimental’, including Western canon artists and global filmmakers. This will enable you to explore and gain a deeper understanding of the possibilities within the experimental field.
You will examine a wide range of filmmakers within the genre, from Maya Deren, Michael Snow and Dara Friedman to international video artists such as Bill Viola, Cao Fei, Tacita Dean and Pierre Huyghe. You will also look at the work of classic avant-garde narrative filmmakers like Jean-Luc Godard and Chantal Ackerman, as well as contemporary international pieces by the likes of Cyprien Clement-Delma and Wainaina.
Exploring both digital and analogue forms, you will be challenged to create three one-minute films demonstrating your knowledge of different techniques.
In addition to your films, you will compile a personal diary of your experiences using different techniques, reflecting on how the qualities of different tools affect your creative decisions.
Project Development and Distribution
You will learn how to frame your project and distribute it in traditional and non-traditional spaces such as galleries, online, festivals and street art. The assessment will comprise a portfolio, a critical essay and a pitch session.
Form and content
You will be encouraged to critique your own work, articulate its intent to others, and reflect on your artistic approach.
Final Major Project
The conclusion of your studies is your final major project. Your work will be supervised by one of our team of internationally recognised practitioners and theorists and exhibited at UCA’s James Hockey Gallery at the end of the course. You will also write an essay that demonstrates your ability to reflect creatively and intellectually on your practice.
Fees and additional course costs
The course fees per year for 2021 entry are:
- UK students full-time - £10,400
- International and EU students full-time - £17,500 (standard fee)
- International and EU students full-time - £16,800 (full early payment fee)
Additional course costs
In addition to the tuition fees please see the additional course costs for 2021 entry, these will be uploaded here shortly.
Find out more about our course fees and any financial support you may be entitled to:
These fees are correct for the stated academic year only. Costs may increase each year during a student’s period of continued registration on course in line with inflation (subject to any maximum regulated tuition fee limit). Any adjustment for continuing students will be at or below the RPI-X forecast rate.
Fee discounts and scholarships
To support all of our current students and our recent UK alumni to progress to the next level of study, we have developed a new range of fee discounts across a range of courses.