Kingston University London

Course Introduction

Are you curious? Do you want to develop a better understanding of how film can be used to explore our shared past and our future? On this Film Cultures degree, you’ll study film not as a form in isolation, but as part of a dynamic matrix, linked to novels, visual art, video games, fashion, design, television and social change. The story of film is also a story of changing technology, from the first experiments in the moving image to the latest immersive experiences.

Film Cultures encourages a wide and diverse range of responses, too: not just traditional essays and presentations, but creative work, with a professional focus that will prepare you for a variety of potential careers. You’ll be assessed, for example, on how you’ve planned a festival, curated an archive, promotional copywriting and reviewing for different media platforms. You’ll learn through practice. There are many professional routes outside filmmaking, and our degree will introduce you to people already working in those areas. This degree will develop you for a career in the film or creative industries outside of production.

Course Modules

Examples of modules:

Year 1

- Introduction to Film Cultures

- From Pre-Cinema to Post-Cinema

- Authorship and Active Audiences

- The Body and the Moving Image

Year 2

- Representation and the Visual

- Global Film Cultures

- Critical Issues in Visual Cultures

- Writing about Film

Year 3

- Power and the Image

- Designing Production

- Special Topics in Film Cultures

- Dissertation

Start Date:


Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) Other Fees