Postgraduate taught 

Film Curation MSc

The Practice of Film Curation FTV5059

  • Academic Session: 2023-24
  • School: School of Culture and Creative Arts
  • Credits: 30
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: No

Short Description

This course provides ways in which students can engage a variety of audiences with different kinds of film material, through festivals, exhibitions, pop up screenings etc. It offers students the opportunity to develop their own skills in the presentation and writing for a variety of different exhibition sites, through blogs, catalogues, display cards.


10 x 1 hour lecture, 

10 x 1 hour seminar, 

10 x 1 hour workshop over 10 weeks as scheduled on MyCampus

10 x 2 hour film screening per week

Excluded Courses





Exhibition idea and proposal presentation (10 minutes) - 30%

Essay (5000 words) - 70%

Course Aims

This course aims to:

■ encourage the acquisition of specific skills in the best practice of exhibition and public engagement of different audiences for a variety of film and media forms.

■ provide students with an opportunity to learn the most effective writing style for different contexts for e.g. in catalogues, blogs, display cards, 'pitch' documents for funding.

■ enable students to reflect on the best practice for film curation and exhibition in their own work and in the work of others.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:

■ evaluate practical options for the most effective engagement of a range of different audience enhancing their experience of film and media exhibition and education.

■ apply principles of different modes of writing for different audiences and in different contexts relevant to the particular mode of exhibition or curation.

■ develop innovative models of activity in relation to different kinds of film and media exhibition and curation

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.