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Essex film studies students the most satisfied in the UK

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    Tue 31 Jul 18

Two men filming a sceen

Essex is top in the UK for student satisfaction in film studies, with 100% of students expressing overall satisfaction with their course in the latest National Student Survey (NSS).

Film studies courses combine the history and theory of cinema with practical filmmaking experience. Students build up a portfolio of their own work, gaining hands-on experience of camera work, sound recording, editing, lighting, and scriptwriting. 

Professor Jeffrey Geiger, Director of our Centre for Film and Screen Media, said: “We’re thrilled that our students have placed us top in the UK, and not for the first time. 

“We put a lot of care into crafting our teaching and work closely with students so they can achieve their best results. We give students the tools to explore their creative interests and delve into cutting edge filmmaking, research and film analysis.

“Our film staff range from professional filmmakers, such as Nic Blower, to scholars who are known internationally in cinema history and theory, such as Dr Shohini Chaudhuri.” 

Professor Jeffrey Geiger
"We give students the tools to explore their creative interests and delve into cutting edge filmmaking, research and film analysis."
Professor Jeffrey Geiger Director, Centre for Film and Screen Media

Essex has been welcoming film studies degree students for over twenty years and was one of the first to include creative practice in its teaching. Students have access to the latest film and media facilities, including HD cameras, extensive editing facilities, a film library and a dedicated cinema. 

Places are available for both undergraduate and postgraduate film studies courses starting in October. 

The annual National Student Survey (NSS) of final-year undergraduates is carried out by the UK government’s Office for Students and the UK higher education funding bodies. 

A day in the life of a film studies student

This video was created by Essex film studies students.