Communication happens through still and moving images, spoken and written words, music, drawing and animation. On this programme you will examine how old and new media are creating meaning today, while exploring film from its silent beginnings through to 3D CGI blockbusters and find your own voice as a critic and a creator.
Reasons to study Film and Media at Kent
Combine theory and practice: Pursue your passion for contemporary culture while exploring your love of cinema. Customise your programme with elective modules from both disciplines, ranging from location scouting, screenwriting or film sound, to social media, podcasting or promotional media.Explore fantastic facilities: Our specialist spaces include soundproofed studios, chroma-key green screen and black serge cycloramas, an extensive lighting grid, individual edit suites, access to an Adobe Creative Cloud license and our own cinema.Learn from leading experts: Be taught by practitioners and researchers who contribute to contemporary debate through their publications and frequently appear on national news and television.Be part of a professional network: Make connections with external industry professionals through our links to organisations and film bodies like the BBC and The Guardian, the British Film Institute and Arts Council England.Join our community: A creative hub for film, drama, media studies and art history, where you can engage in activities and societies, such as the Student Media Centre, where volunteers produce print, radio and online content.
What you’ll learn
Our degree consists of a balance between the two disciplines of Film and Media, combining the core modules from each programme with options from the two.
In your study of Film, you'll learn about framing, sound, editing, performance and lighting - utilising our industry-standard equipment and facilities - while exploring genres and the global history of film from Hollywood to horror, avant-garde to animation.
The Media component of your degree enables you to study contemporary culture while undertaking creative practice. You may cover media identity and power, media diversity and ethics, while exploring further creative areas of your choice, such as podcasting, photography, curating and digital storytelling.
It is possible to take this degree with a year in industry to gain valuable work experience or combine the degree with a year abroad. At the end of your course, you could even add a year in Computing, Data Analytics, Journalism or a Language to your degree.
See the modules you’ll study
All modules involve live lectures, small group seminars, screenings and occasionally group trips to galleries, museums, libraries and festivals. Methods of assessment vary between modules. The majority of modules are assessed solely by coursework, while others have a mix of coursework and exams.
Typically, students attend two lectures a week of one-and-a-half to two hours in duration, as well as two seminars a week of similar length. In addition, many modules will have screenings, readings, trips and related learning activities.
Knowledge and understanding
For programme aims and learning outcomes please see the programme specification for each subject below. Please note that outcomes depend on your specific module selection: