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Film Studies BA

UCAS code: P303

Key information

Course type:
Single honours
Delivery mode:
Classroom
Study mode:
Full time
Duration:
Three years
Application status:
Open
Start date:
September 2023
Application deadline:
25 January 2023
Apply via UCAS

On the Film Studies BA, you'll cover a range of global cinema and media, both contemporary and historical, and enjoy our particular strengths in the cinema and media of Europe, East Asia, and North America. You’ll explore mainstream, popular cinemas, experimental or avant-garde traditions and practices, as well as documentary, television, video and digital video – including streaming services such as Netflix - all taught by leaders in the field and internationally renowned specialists. You’ll have the opportunity to explore creative practice in digital video and sound, including the use of professional 4K DV cameras, audio equipment, and editing software such as Adobe Premiere Pro and Avid Pro Tools. You’ll develop a broad knowledge and deep understanding of cinema and other moving images, the societies and people that create them, the technologies they use, and the critical tools that reveal their meaning. Throughout the Film Studies BA, you'll be provided with training and skills development in visual and textual analysis, argumentation, verbal and audio-visual presentation, research and writing. Our teaching encompasses lectures, film screenings, seminar-based discussion and debate, and practical workshops. The Department of Film Studies is based in the heart of London, within easy reach of the BFI Southbank, the BFI Library, the IMAX, the Barbican Centre, Tate Modern, and the Institute of Contemporary Art, not to mention a large concentration of cinemas.

Key benefits

  • An exciting, wide-ranging and topical list of modules covering the history, theory, and analysis of European, Asian and North American cinema – mainstream, experimental, documentary, and cult film – as well as television and digital media
  • 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.
  • We facilitate a variety of internships in cinema and media companies and organisations around London, as well as careers and employability training for all graduates.
  • A central London which offers exciting possibilities for film and visual arts learning and enjoyment, most notably through our close collaboration with the British Film Institute
  • Our students enjoy excellent facilities including dedicated Film Studies screening and seminar rooms, and large theatres with 35mm and 4K digital video projection.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.
  • Opportunities to work on solo and collaborative creative projects in filmmaking, audio recording and mixing, and the video essay
  • 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
Mai

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.

Mai, Film Studies BA

Employability

Our Film Studies graduates work in a range of careers, often directly connected to their education at King’s. Some pursue graduate work in film-making, acting and other creative aspects of the film and media industries. Others move on to film studies at graduate level. The study of film can also lead to exciting careers in print and media journalism, arts and other cultural management positions, film preservation and curating. You can read more about our graduates here.

Destinations

Recent graduates have found employment within the following job roles and companies:

  • Broadcast Assistants
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor of Communications
  • Location Managers
  • Producers
  • Researchers

Employability

Our Film Studies graduates work in a range of careers, often directly connected to their education at King’s. Some pursue graduate work in film-making, acting and other creative aspects of the film and media industries. Others move on to film studies at graduate level. The study of film can also lead to exciting careers in print and media journalism, arts and other cultural management positions, film preservation and curating. You can read more about our graduates here.

Destinations

Recent graduates have found employment within the following job roles and companies:

  • Broadcast Assistants
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor of Communications
  • Location Managers
  • Producers
  • Researchers

Key information

Course type:
Single honours
Delivery mode:
Classroom
Study mode:
Full time
Duration:
Three years
Application status:
Open
Start date:
September 2023
Application deadline:
25 January 2023
Apply via UCAS

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