Film Studies at Queen Mary is an exciting and vibrant department, which offers students the chance to take challenging courses in aspects of film history and theory, as well as the opportunity to learn production skills and screenplay writing, and to put these skills into practice making short features.
The department is ideally situated in the heart of the East End, in an immensely exciting part of London, close to the creative and media quarters in Hoxton, Shoreditch and Spitalfields to our west, and to the Olympic Park emerging in time for the London Olympics in 2012 to our east. Students are encouraged to use this rich and lively area as a backdrop to their own film projects, which are often screened in the state-of-the-art 41-seat cinema situated in the department. The department houses excellent facilities, such as our film studios, edit suites, and professional production equipment.
The teaching staff at Queen Mary are particularly approachable and friendly, and have national and international reputations in their fields. You will be taught by experienced filmmakers, as well as by leading academics in areas which cover many different periods of film history and which draw on films and cinema traditions from around the world. According to our students, the Film Studies degree programme offers an outstanding educational experience. Each year Film Studies lecturers enjoy student nominations for highly competitive Queen Mary Drapers Teaching Awards. Queen Mary’s commitment to the best teaching and research is reflected in its strong performance in the National Student Survey (NSS). In fact, in the NSS in 2009, Film Studies at Queen Mary ranked first in the UK for overall quality, out of 83 university departments offering media-related subjects.