Department of Film and Television Studies
We are the UK's top Film and Television Studies department (The Times Good University Guide 2013 and Complete University Guide 2014).”
Rated 1st in the UK's Film and Television Studies departments for the quality of our research (Research Assessment Exercise 2008).”
Our students gave us a 97% satisfaction rating for teaching quality (National Student Survey 2013).”
Founded in 1978, we are one of the oldest and most respected Film and Television Studies in the UK.”
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Men's Cinema: Masculinity & Mise-en-Scene in Hollywood by Stella Bruzzi
The first full length study of masculinity and film style. Men’s Cinema offers a fresh theorisation of men in Hollywood cinema via a theoretical discussion of definitions of masculinity and the close textual analysis of classic and contemporary films…
Letters and Literacy in Hollywood Film by Edward Gallafent
Films are full of words on the screen. There are letters that come in the post, written and printed papers, and epitaphs. They can be declarations of love, or the words that tell us where we are or what is happening, varying from the most intimate co…
The department is based in a purpose-built facility with four screening theatres. We have 35mm, 16mm and DVD projection facilities fitted as standard in all teaching rooms. Our main lecture theatre is fitted with cinema quality 2k digital projection, costing £75,000.
Staff and postgraduate students collaborate in the Thinking Film and Television's Digital Future Through the Past seminar, by utilising some of the latest in video conferencing technology, with both staff and students from Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.
Dr Rachel Moseley and Dr Helen Wheatley were awarded the University's Second Arts Impact Award 2012 in recognition of engaging the public with their research project A History of Television for Women in Britain, 1947-89. Their research raises awareness of the gendered politics of archiving practices in the late 20th century and re-connects women with their television history by allowing them to contribute personal memories to the project.