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Alumni of the Department of Film Studies

Although we are a young subject area within the College, the first decade of our existence has witnessed a succession of brilliant graduates who have either gone on to pursue further study or who have embarked on a range of distinguished careers, from film production to academic posts across the globe.

Many of our gifted graduates from our BA degree courses choose to do our leading MA Film Studies. Others have followed pathways towards aspects of filmmaking, obtaining places on prestigious MA courses at the National Film and Television School, for example. Still others have gained jobs with the BFI and with the BBC.

A number of our impressive graduates from our MA Film Studies have joined our PhD programme and are pursuing ground-breaking research within the department. Some have gone on to do doctoral research in other world-leading institutions, for example at Harvard University.

The first doctoral student to graduate in 2007 from the department, Robert Robertson, went on to publish Eisenstein on the Audiovisual: The Montage of Music, Image and Sound in Cinema (I B Tauris, 2009), a book that was based on his thesis and that was awarded the Kraszna Krausz Foundation’s And/Or Award for Best Moving Image Book of 2009.

Since 2007 our growing number of doctoral students who have successfully completed their theses have secured contracts with prestigious publishers:Edinburgh University Press, I B Tauris, Manchester University Press, Palgrave Macmillan, Routledge, and University of Minnesota Press.

Some of these doctoral students have also been appointed to academic posts in institutions around the world: Duke University (Markos Hadjioannou); Indiana University Bloomington (Ryan Powell); University of Kent (Maurizio Cinquegrani); University of Leeds (Mariana Liz); John Cabot University, Italy (Tijana Mamula); Monash University, Malaysia (Jonathan Driskell); Hongik University, South Korea (Keith Wagner); University of Sussex (Lawrence Webb); University of Warwick, French Department (Mary Harrod).

Department of Film Studies alumni group

Are you interested in establishing or taking part in a Department of Film Studies alumni group?  Please contact the King's Alumni Office by emailing

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The Department of Film Studies is part of the Faculty of Arts & Humanities, one of the largest and most vibrant centres in the UK for education and research in all aspects of human culture, thought and society through the ages and across the globe. You can support the vital work of the Faculty by making a donation. Your donation will help us to open up a world of learning by providing student bursaries, sponsoring public events and supporting the work of visiting international scholars.

King’s College London alumni association

The College's alumni association is in touch with than 130,000 members of former staff and students of King's and the Colleges with which it has merged. Our alumni are our best ambassadors, and we are always interested to hear from former students who would like to offer advice or assistance to other alumni and students in a particular field of work.

Alumni are entitled to access a number of different benefits and services including InTouch magazine, corporate discounts, online journals and invitations to alumni events. To access these fantastic benefits contact the Alumni Office at or sign up to Alumni Online. If you are interested in giving back to King’s you can do so through volunteering or making a gift to the College.

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