January 14, 2022

MA Artists' Film & Moving Image

Goldsmiths, University of London

Tomás Fernández Vértiz, Llegar (still), 2021. Courtesy the artist.

The Artists’ Film & Moving Image Masters at Goldsmiths is now welcoming applications for entry in September 2022.

This twelve-month, intensively taught practice-based Masters is aimed at artists working within the field of artists’ film and moving image who wish to develop their practice and professional networks with the support of Goldsmiths' Art Department and its uniquely high concentration of accomplished artist filmmakers.

The programme is centred on the individual experience that each student brings, developing as artists who want to innovate in the expanding field of moving image. Students are challenged to synthesise the knowledge and understanding gained from its bespoke curriculum linking practice, theory and professional development into a reflective approach to the intellectual, aesthetic, social and technical processes necessary to bring their individual artistic project in moving image or related media from idea to realisation.

The curriculum provides an integration of discursive and practical teaching, facilitated by Goldsmiths faculty and visiting lecturers. A seminar series addressing the histories, contexts and futures of artists’ moving image is complemented by practice-oriented seminars and workshops. Special consideration is given to how new technologies, emerging practices and hybrid genres might be informed by historical models as much as radically challenge established norms of working with the moving image.

A principle concern that spans across the programme is a sustained consideration of the material display and discursive reception of artists' film and moving image within a gallery context and the agency of a pluralistic moving image in relation to the fixed plane of the cinematic or networked screen.

Benefitting from its location in London and strong affiliation with professional bodies and institutions, the programme emphasises professional development through bespoke mentoring and workshops with leading professionals and study visits to film festivals, exhibitions and institutions.

Recent visiting lecturers and academic faculty include: Abbas Zahedi, Joshua Bonnetta, Maeve Brennan, Jasmina Cibic, Adam Chodzko, Rabz Lansiquot, Lydia Ourahmane, Filipa Ramos, Shubigi Rao, Rachel Rose, Ben Russell, Alia Syed, Zoe Whitley, Andrea Luka Zimmerman, Rehana Zaman, Grace Schwindt, Janice Kerbel, Victoria Chalklin, Laura Grace Ford, Stephen Johnstone, and Programme Director, Gail Pickering.

For more information on the programme, available scholarships and how to apply online, please visit here. Please write to artistsmovingimage [​at​] if you would like to join one of our programme info events, and for any questions about the Artists’ Film & Moving Image Masters or the application process.

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