Department of Film and Television Studies
About the Department
- Outstanding results in research (we have been ranked as the top Film and Television Studies department in the UK by the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise, with a GPA of 3.5), and also teaching (23 out of 24 in the last Teaching Quality Assessment exercise). Further information on the RAE can be found here.
- Ranked as the top Film and Television Studies department in The Times Good University Guide 2012 and the Complete University Guide 2012-2013 (Communication and Media section), the University of Warwick is also regularly placed amongst the top five universities in the UK, and placed as the top university in the Midlands.
- Founded in 1978, the Department of Film and Television Studies is one of the oldest and most respected in this country.
- The first completely free-standing department of film and television in the UK, the department’s practical and intellectual resources are entirely devoted to the study of film and television.
- The only film and television department to have 35mm, 16mm and DVD projection facilities fitted as standard in all teaching rooms. Our main lecture theatre is being upgraded with a cinema quality digital projection system with a minimum of 2K resolution in 2012
We are now located in a new £3.5 million, purpose-built study centre at the rear of Millburn House, on the Central Campus. See the travel pages on getting to the University. Click here for information about the Millburn House Departments and their shared activities.
Autumn 2012: The first session of Introduction to Film Studies (day module) will take place on Tuesday 2nd October at 12.00 in Room A0.28, Millburn House.
Introduction to Film Studies (evening module) will begin on Wednesday 3rd October at 6.00pm in room A0.26, Millburn House.
Reading lists and information for incoming students (2013 entry):
Students enrolling on the BA in Film and Literature summer reading list.
Students enrolling on the BA in Film Studies summer reading list.
Information for students taking the option module Introduction to Film Studies click here.
Click here for the Arts Faculty webpages.
For information about the department, contact:
Ms Tracey McVey (Administrator)
Film and Television Studies
University of Warwick
Coventry CV4 7HS, UK
Tel: +44 (0)24 7652 3511
Fax:+44 (0)24 7652 4757
Recent events and news:
24 April 2013
Film and Literature and graduate (2008) James Cotton's film The Magnificent Lion Boy has been selected for the Cinéfondation category of films in competition at the Cannes Film Festival 2013– the only UK film in this category. Directed by Ana Caro and produced by James Cotton at the National Film and Television School, the animated film includes characters voiced by Lord of the Rings actor/director Andy Serkis and Downton Abbey actor Hugh Bonneville. It is one of only 18 films that have been selected this year, out of 1550 entries that were submitted by 277 film schools from all over the world.
Click here for more.
4 April 2013
Film and Literature graduate (2010) Dan Montanarini’s film ‘The Visitor’ starring Olivia Williams has been selected for the International Short Film Competition at the 53rd Krakow Film Competition. It is eligible for the Golden and Silver Dragon awards as well as the audience award. Dan wrote and directed the film and we wish him the best of luck with it!
The trailer can be found here
17 October 2012
Graduate Research Seminar on The Projection Project: Richard Nicholson with Charlotte Brunsdon, Thom Clipsom and Rick Wallace took place in the Department
14 June 2012:
The Department has been named best film and television department in the UK in The Times 2012 University Guide, and second in the Guardian's 2012 University Guide.
6 September 2012:
Owen Weetch, currently undertaking a PhD in the Department, received a commendation in the highly competitive Warwick Awards for Teaching Excellence (Postgraduate Strand). Read about Owen's achievements here: http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/services/ldc/funding/watepgr/2012/weetch/
3 July 2012:
Dr Rachel Moseley and Dr Helen Wheatley have been awarded the university's Arts Impact Award in recognition of the time, hard work and consideration they put into engaging the public with the benefits of their research, specifically on their 'A History of Television for Women in Britain, 1947-89' project. Click here for more details.
25 May 2012:
14-17 May 2012:
HRC Visiting Fellow Parick Keiller, director, writer, cinematographer, joined the Department for a week.
The 'A History of Television for Women in Britain, 1947-89' project's Pop Up TV Pop Shop has been running throughout May in Coventry City Centre.
6 - 9 June 2011:
Histories of the Digital Future: ‘Archives of the Audio-Visual’
May 2011: Warwick graduate Pete Spencer has fought off strong competition to win the ACTION! 2011 internship with Working Title films. Pete completed a degree in Film and Literature and an MA in Film and Television Studies.