Shanghai University
Film Studies

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Teaching Medium: Chinese
Degree Awarded: Master's Degree
Entry Requirements: Bachelor's Degree
Duration: 3 Years
Hours/Week: 22 hrs/wk
Starting Date: Sep. 2018
Applocation Deadline: May 31,2018
Tuition Fee: CNY 39000 per year
Application Fee: 70 USD (Non-Refundable)

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REQUIREMENTS

  • 1. Non-Chinese citizens with a valid passport.
  • 2. Be in good health condition and above the age of 18.
  • 3. With reliable financial support and custody.
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Program Description

1. Objectives
The program adopts a contemporary, integrated aesthetic approach to the study of the film medium and film art, history and aesthetics, exploring and interpreting the future trends of cinema in relation to high technology and the process of filmmaking and distribution.  It offers students a solid training in theory, technology and art, and prepares them for future innovative work in research, teaching or management.
2. Duration of Study
Three years.
3. Area of Research
Film theory and criticism
Film and television production management
Screenwriting
4. Curriculum
Category
Course Number
Course Name
Period
Credit
Term
Remarks
Academic Degree Courses Political Theoretical
Course 
001000701
Theory and Practice of Scientific Socialism 
30
2
1
 
001000703
Selected Readings of Marxist Classics 
60
3
2
First Foreign Language 
001000704
Public English 
100
3
1, 2
 
141000701
Professional English 
40
2
4
Basic and Specialized Course 
141000702
Film and Television History 
40
4
1
 
141000703
Film and Television Culture and Aesthetics 
40
4
2
141000705
Film and Television Theory and Criticism 
40
4
3
Required Courses Literature Reading Seminar 
141201905
Studies of Chinese Film 
40
4
3
Required
141201902
Film Poetics 
40
4
4
141201907
Studies in Film History 
40
4
3
141201904
Studies in Film Criticism 
40
4
4
141000907
Introduction to Film and Television Scriptwriting and Directing 
40
4
2
Select 2 Courses
141000901
Studies in Media Industry 
40
4
1
141202903
Film and Television Aesthetics 
40
4
3
141202904
Studies in TV and Film Narration 
40
4
4
141000908
Television Culture and Communication 
40
4
3
Academic Seminar       
2
  
Make-up Courses Main Undergraduate Course   Introduction to Film and TV Production     
3
Required
  Appreciation and Criticism for Works of Film and TV Art       
  Introduction to Art     
  Introduction to Film and TV Art     
5. Thesis
1. In each of the first two academic years, academic papers are required to reach the standard for publishing in the domestic core academic journals. At least one officially published academic paper is prerequisites within three years.
2. After acquiring 52 credit points, the students are eligible for undertaking research on theoretic theses. The theme is to evolve around the fundamental and special theoretic or practical issues in the domain. Theses should be characterized with professionalism, pragmatism and creativity with a minimum of 30,000 words.
3. The preliminary conference is to be assessed by tutors and experts of the same profession.
4. The thesis will be evaluated and judged by the panel of experts in the same profession after the confirmation of 3 professors with associate professor titles, including tutors.

Entry Requirements

1. Undergraduate graduation, hold a Bachelor's Degree
2. HSK 6
3. Aged 18 - 40

Application Materials

1.  Photocopy of valid passport
With photo, passport number &expiration date and name included.

2.  Passport-sized photo
A passport-sized photo taken recently of the applicant.

3.  Bachelor's degree diploma
Graduation certificate should be in Chinese or English.If not, it should be translated into Chinese or English and be notarized.

4.  Transcript of undergraduate school

5.  Two recommendation letters
From professor,associate professor or equivalents.

6.  Certificate of English proficiency test
IELTS or TOEFl will only be required if the applicant is not a native English speaker.

7.  Certificate of Chinese language education
For applying Chinese-medium programs.

8.  Study plan
Including study purpose, research interest and research plan in brief. (at least 1 A4 page)

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