This new programme offers a critically engaging and expansive approach to the discipline of art history combined with film. It has been designed to equip you with the key visual, critical and professional skills necessary for a career in the art world and for a range of other employment opportunities.
In your first year, you are given a firm foundation in some of the aesthetic, interpretative and methodological approaches to the discipline of art history. Throughout your second and third years, there are opportunities for you to develop and expand your engagement with the discipline through a range of specialist modules.
As well as options that explore Renaissance and Baroque art, modernism, contemporary art, French painting, surrealism, photography and aesthetics, this programme also offers an introduction to work-related skills directly relevant to employment in the visual arts sector, such as visual arts writing and exhibition curation.
The strong interrelationship between contemporary art and cinema is prominent in contemporary culture. Within the film element of your degree, you engage with cinema’s rich scope and history, from silent classics and mainstream Hollywood to world cinema and the avant-garde.
Kent is one of the three major universities in the UK for film studies, and one of the most highly regarded departments in Europe. Our modules cover film theory, history and practice, and topics such as national cinemas, animation, fantasy and pulp film.
We have a thriving film culture, with the Gulbenkian (regional art cinema) based on campus and a lively student film society. In addition, you have access to our new 62-seat cinema 'The Lupino', offering state-of-the-art digital projection and sound.