The Faculty of Film, Theatre, and Animation is delighted to offer Masters by Research/Coursework and PhD with a range of exciting specialisms within the creative industries domain. As a postgraduate Masters or PhD student enrolled in this programme you will join a faculty with almost twenty years of experience delivering excellent teaching and learning, knowledge exchange, and award-winning professional practice.

You will join a vibrant community of academics and practitioners and play a role in contributing to the culture of research and practice-based research that exists within the faculty. Our Masters and PhD degrees are open to anyone who can satisfy the entry requirements. Individuals who would like to develop their research skills to a higher standard, whether they are using traditional research methods or practice-based research approaches, are particularly encouraged to apply.

The Masters by Research / Coursework and PhD are offered both full-time and part-time, and given the emphasis placed on independent research, the courses are well suited to graduates looking to continue their educational journey in a flexible manner. Both Masters and PhD programmes are based upon supervised but largely independent study. As such they require highly motivated students with honours and Masters degrees in the specialism chosen for Masters and PhD study respectively. Holders of other qualifications will be considered individually.


The Masters by Research / Coursework and PhD in Film, Theatre, and Animation provide the opportunity to undertake a supervised programme of independent study and practice in a structured and supportive environment. The Masters programme may be undertaken either full time over one year and a half, or part time over 4 years. Whereas the PhD programme may be undertaken either full time over 3-4 years, or part time over 6 years

 

MASTER OF CULTURAL AND CREATIVE INDUSTRIES (FF710) COURSEWORK

As digitisation and convergence culture transform the creative industries, there has been increasing recognition of the economic and cultural value of creative content, moving images, as well as, digital and performance arts. This interdisciplinary program offers the unique opportunity to explore these developments in both global and local contexts, further examining the industries’ structure and history as well as practical and theoretical issues facing cultural/creative entrepreneurs, professionals, artists, and policy-makers. It draws on a range of frameworks from cultural studies, business management, performance and literary studies, while at the same time engaging with teaching, research and professional expertise from both UiTM academics and prominent figures in the creative industries. This program has been designed for those seeking to work in the cultural and creative sector – either as an artist, producer or entrepreneur or in cultural policy, development or analysis. In addition, it suits anyone wishing to establish a research profile in the arena of cultural and creative industries.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Bachelor’s degree (Hons) in any field (minimum CGPA 2.75) from UiTM or other institutions recognised by the UiTM Senate; OR
Bachelor’s degree (Hons) in any field (minimum CGPA 2.50) from UiTM or other institutions recognised by the UiTM Senate,
along with a minimum of 5 years working experience in the field of creative industries

Mode and Duration
Full-time: 3 semesters

MASTER OF CULTURAL AND CREATIVE INDUSTRIES (FF750) RESEARCH

A bachelor’s degree relevant to the field from UiTM or from any other institution of higher learning as approved by the UiTM Senate; or Other qualifications equivalent to a bachelor’s degree with relevant experience in related fields as approved by the UiTM Senate. Candidates are required to submit a research proposal for acceptance into the programme.

Mode and Duration
Full-time: 3 - 6 semesters
Part-time: 4 - 8 semesters

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (FF950) RESEARCH

A master’s degree relevant to the field from UiTM or any other institution of higher learning as approved by the UiTM Senate; or Other qualifications equivalent to a master’s degree with relevant experience in related fields as approved by the UiTM Senate. Candidates are required to submit a research proposal for acceptance into the programme.

Mode and Duration
Full time: 6 – 8 semesters
Part-time: 6 - 12 semesters

AREA OF SPECIALISM

The Masters by Research and PhD in Film, Theatre and Animation are not taught courses, and therefore there are no modules offered. Instead, the individual defines their own set of research questions in conversation with their supervisory team. The range of subjects available for students to research is necessarily constrained by the range of specialisms offered by the supervisors within the Faculty. Areas of specialism include:

Creative Industries
Archival and Curatorial Studies; Legal and Copyright Issues; Creative Industry Management, Cultures or Issues of Production, Distribution and Exhibition; Events, Festivals, and Activism; Funding and Policy in the Creative Industry; Audience Development, Consumption,and Reception; Human Capital in the Creative Industry; Star or Celebrity Studies; Political Economy of the Creative Industry.

Theatre
Scenography and Theatre Technology; Theatre & Performance Design; Acting, Performance and Movement; Theatre Directing Style or Technique; Drama and Text; Traditional Performing Arts; Theatre History; Form and Genre; Theatre Education.

Film
Film Techniques, Aesthetics and Technology; Classical and Contemporary Film Theory; Film Genre and Movement; National Cinema; Film Authorship and the Auteur Theory; Issues of Representation (Gender, Race, Class); Film History; Documentary Theory and Practice.

Creative Writing
Genre, Medium, and Format; Narratology; Postcolonial Literature and Writing; Scriptwriting, Screenwriting and Playwriting; Character Study; Adaptation and Intertextuality; Life Writing.

Animation
Animation, Idea and Storytelling; Animation History; Form and Genre; Character Animation; Animation Aesthetics and Technology.