Literature in Film, Multimedia, and Theatre
Level of education Master
Type of instruction Full-time
Duration 2 years
The interdisciplinary programme "Literature in Film, Multimedia and Theatre" provides a foundation for the study of literature in a multimedia environment. It also helps students acquire the theoretical and practical skills needed for careers in philology and arts management, storytelling and teaching, theatre criticism and film criticism. Students have a full and varied schedule of lectures, seminars and practical classes. They also have an opportunity to specialise during internships at partner organisations related to the theatre and film industries.
The programme trains multi-skilled philologists — experts in the relationship between literature and film, literature and theatre, and the adaptation of literary text in different media. Career paths include the professions of literary advisor at the theatre, film and theatre critic, teacher, film blogger, storyteller, and copywriter.
- Film and Literature
- Russian Classics on Stage and Screen
- Concepts of Modern Literary Theory
- Utopia in Literature and Film
- Film Text Analysis
- Cognitive Narratology
- The Art of Storytelling
- Interactive Narrative
- Essay Writing and Video Essayism
The curriculum combines majors in the history and theory of literature and the history and theory of theatre and film. The programme offers both classroom learning and skills building sessions and internships at partner organisations associated with the theatre and film industries. The programme is unique in its interdisciplinary approach to literature: literature is studied in film, multimedia and theatre. During training, students acquire the tools of philological analysis, criticism, and essayism. They will be able to work in areas that require a combination of a philological approach and an understanding of the specifics of theatre and film.
The academic programme "Literature in Film, Multimedia and Theatre" is currently the only comprehensive programme that offers the study of the diverse interplay of literature, film, theatre and multimedia. Graduates of the programme acquire the following skills:
- Knowledge of the main theoretical approaches to the study of the relationship between literature, theatre and film, and a system of methodological principles for the study of narrative in a multimedia environment
- Skills in using the tools of criticism and essayism
- Skills in expert analysis and commentary on literary works in multimedia, film and theatre
- Knowledge of aesthetic practices of modernism, postmodernism and metamodernism in literature, film and theatre and understanding of specific forms of literary source adaptation depending on the cultural and historical context; and
- Understanding theatre repertoire policy