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Film Studies BA
UCAS code: P303
The Film Studies BA is taught in the heart of London within easy reach of the BFI Southbank, BFI Library, the IMAX, Barbican Centre, Tate Modern, the Institute of Contemporary Art, Leicester Square and a multitude of cinemas. Our degree will provide you with a detailed knowledge and understanding of film and moving image media of all kinds, the societies that produce them, the technologies and techniques used to make them, and the attitudes and debates they give rise to. The Film Studies BA provides a solid foundation for careers in the film industry, media, and the creative and performing arts. Study an array of topics from different times and places, whilst making use of our excellent facilities.
- We are consistently identified as one of the best departments for the study of cinema and related media in the UK.
- Our expertise ranges from the late 19th century to the present, with strengths in British, European, North American, and East Asian cinema and media, both popular and commercial, and underground and avant-garde.
- As well as scholarly research, writing, and debate, our students have opportunities to pursue creative practice in camera-based filmmaking or the video essay in all three years of the BA. Our students enjoy excellent facilities including dedicated Film Studies screening and seminar rooms, and large theatres with 35mm and 4K digital video projection.
- We offer a friendly and supportive learning environment with a diverse and inclusive curriculum.
- Our graduates are skilled in audio-visual analysis and presentation, useful for careers in film and media production, distribution, and exhibition; arts and cultural management; the performing arts; public relations and advertising; journalism; and education.
- Through the Maughan Library at King’s, we have large, world-class physical and online library collections of specialist books, journals, and databases in film and media studies, a top-notch DVD collection and the latest video streaming services.
“The part I enjoy most about studying the BA Film Studies at King’s are the film screenings that usually take place after our lectures. I love the communal experience that this brings with it, especially the moments of shared laughter or stunned silence.”
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