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Film & Visual Culture and Gaelic Studies

University of Aberdeen
Aberdeen
English
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Program description

Film & Visual Culture and Gaelic at Aberdeen adds to your rigorous training in the history and theory of the moving image in the 21st century with an in-depth study of Gaelic, Scotland’s oldest living language. The language, intellectual skills and Scottish perspective you will add to your knowledge and techniques of cinema will give you an extra advantage for your future in arts, media, business or any other career, especially with a Scottish or international dimension.

Our unique Film and Visual Culture programme combines close analysis of visual objects and artefacts – analogue and digital, moving and still, underground and mainstream – with theories of visual representation, production and circulation. You will gain specialist knowledge and skills in the academic study of cinema, with an emphasis on building analytical skills in research and critical writing. You will also have the opportunity to develop skills in digital video production and web design.

We have been teaching Scottish Gaelic (Gàidhlig) and culture for a hundred years, led by teachers and researchers passionate about Gaelic and whose work directly influences Scottish policy on keeping Gaelic alive, healthy and important in Scotland today. Gaelic Studies at Aberdeen is the ideal combination of tradition, location, programme, quality and inspiring teachers for you as a beginner or native speaker to enjoy exploring Gaelic language, literature and culture and its place in our world today. Our students and staff play an important role in Scotland’s Gaelic-interest community through activities, networks and organisations. In addition to your film skills, opportunities for graduates fluent in Scottish Gaelic are very good. Teaching, Gaelic development, arts management and librarianship are all career options, and the commitment in Scotland to Gaelic broadcasting also brings graduate opportunities.

About school

University of Aberdeen

Founded in 1495 by William Elphinstone, Bishop of Aberdeen and Chancellor of Scotland, the University of Aberdeen is Scotland's third oldest and the UK's fifth oldest university. William Elphinstone established King's College to train doctors, teachers and clergy for the...


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University of Aberdeen

King’s College
AB24 3FX Aberdeen
Scotland, UK

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www.abdn.ac.uk


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