Our Film Studies community is large, dynamic and vibrant. Cinema, both mainstream and avant garde, was the most exciting art form to emerge in the 20th century, though it was challenged by TV and video.
Today cinema exists in an even more complicated media environment, also encompassing the internet, video streaming, and video games. Film Studies offers unparalleled critical, historical, and theoretical tools to understand and appreciate the creative potential of cinematic and electronic images and their social, cultural, political, and economic importance in our world.
This dynamic field opens up a wide range of career opportunities for our graduates. We also prepare you for work by offering internships.
The Department of Film Studies at King's is among the best places to study film in the UK, receiving consistently high rankings in international university league tables and achieving high ratings for the quality of its teaching in the National Student Survey. It is also among the top five in the UK for film and media research, according to official UK research audits (REF 2021).
We welcome applications for our BA, MA, and PhD programmes from prospective students who are passionate about cinema and other kinds of moving image, who meet our entry requirements, and who wish to be part of one of the leading departments in the UK and the largest in central London.
NEW! We are pleased to announce that from September 2021, our BA Film Studies and MA Film Studies will offer a new range of opportunities for creative practice in filmmaking, video essays, and sound, using professional 4K digital video cameras, sound equipment, and editing facilities. The modules concerned are:
BA 1st year
- 4AAQS100 Introduction to Film Studies: Forms
BA 2nd year
- 5AAQP283 Introduction to Filmmaking (Digital Video)
- 5AAQS278 Sound in Cinema
BA 3rd year
- 6AAQS400 Independent Study, ‘visual dissertation’
-- 6AAQS397 Media and Architecture: Filming London
MA Film Studies
-- 7AAQP673 Critical Media Practice (autumn '21)
-- 7AAQS660 Dissertation, 'visual dissertation' (spring and summer '22)