Film Studies 2017/18
- Top 3 in The Complete University Guide 2018 (Drama, Dance and Cinematics category)
- 1st for Overall Satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2016
- Based in the English department which is ranked 4th in the UK for research power in English
- World class film resources including the biggest film-related archive in the UK outside the British Film Institute
- Distinctive international approach to film analysis, history and theory
Film Studies at Exeter is based in one of the top rated English departments for research, teaching and student experience in the UK. The dedicated Film Studies team have a wide range of expertise across American, East Asian, European, and other world cinemas, and receive excellent student feedback for their teaching. As a film student at Exeter you will join a thriving postgraduate community and have access to outstanding research resources, including the extensive holdings of The Bill Douglas Cinema Museum, the largest library on the moving image in any British university.
Postgraduate Teaching and research in Film Studies at Exeter draws on world class film research resources, and a wide range of staff expertise which spans film history and theory across American, East Asian, European, African and other World cinemas.
Staff in Film Studies have recently published on the following topics: animation; Catherine Deneuve; CGI; Chinese queer cinema; early cinema; epics and blockbusters; the femme fatale; genre and genres; the Hollywood Left; international stardom and its relation to European culture; Italian cinema audiences in the postwar period; Mathieu Kassovitz; Miami Vice; North African filmmakers working in France; transnational cinemas; the history of sound design; the history of Spanish Cinema; stage illusions and special effects; tie-ins and marketing; media constructions of Seattle; Taiwanese cinema; and virtual actors and performance.
Postgraduate taught and research students benefit from staff experienced in teaching and supervising at Postgraduate level. We encourage our postgraduate students to become part of a research community and to participate in the activities of the Centre for Interdisciplinary Film Research (CIFR).
Helen Hanson, Director of Postgraduate Research: Film Studies