The Film Studies Department offers their Single Honours students in Film the opportunity to spend one semester of study abroad, usually in Semester 2 of the 2nd year of study, or in Semester 1 of the 3rd year. Film Studies offers study abroad opportunities at a number of universities in the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia; typical destinations are University of California, University of Toronto, University of Michigan, or Université Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris 3, among others.
Studying abroad can greatly enhance your academic experience and cultural outlook. You will be able to study a wider range of subjects from those offered at King’s and, in some cases, explore an introductory course in filmmaking or other courses beyond the major. Study abroad is an opportunity to develop your intercultural skills and extend your academic profile under the guidance of tutors and lecturers both at King’s and at the host university. Going abroad for a semester study can be an enriching life experience and enhance your long-term professional prospects. Students come away from the experience with a more global understanding of Film Studies, a greater sense of interdisciplinarity, as well as wider contacts and networks.
The Film Studies Department at King's College London is dedicated to the presentation of film as a group screening experience. In addition to the screenings scheduled for Film Studies students taking modules in the department, our Cinematheque feature presents a series of free film screenings during the academic year open to all University of London students and staff.
The screenings take place in the Lucas Lecture Theatre on the Strand campus and feature West End quality projection in both 35mm celluloid and digital formats.
Monday screenings are themed seasons held in conjunction with an undergraduate or postgraduate module on film being taught that year in the autumn and winter semesters. Tuesday screenings are a repertory night held in conjunction with the first year introductory modules ‘Forms’ and ‘Contexts’.
Our perfect location close to BFI Southbank (including the BFI Library), Southbank Centre, and Tate Modern means you will be studying in the heart of London with access to fantastic resources. Inaugurated in March 2009, the King’s BFI Southbank Key Scholars Series is a programming partnership with the BFI that presents a series of lectures by some of the world’s leading film scholars, which are followed by screenings. Past speakers include Richard Dyer, Dudley Andrew, Laura Mulvey and Thomas Elsaesser.
Members of the Department have also led a series of highly successful short courses on cinema, which have been open to the general public, as well as participating in the BFI’s philosophical screens discussion series. We are also within walking distance of the Curzon Soho, Picturehouse Central and Institute of Contemporary Arts. Faculty members have links with the LUX Gallery.
King’s College London is part of the University of London, and the Film Studies department has forged strong collaborative bonds with similar departments at other Colleges within the University, including UCL, Queen Mary University of London, SOAS and Goldsmiths. We have as a group supported symposia and doctoral training, as well as facilitating intercollegiate option course sharing for Masters students.
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