Making and analysing film is about seeing the world through your own unique lens.
We offer practical experience complemented and informed by insights into a variety of global cinemas, as well as related media and cultural productions. We offer a unique opportunity to look at film and media differently, exploring their technical aspects and social significance, while developing critical, industry-specific and transferable skills.
If you want to study film at a top university, Essex is the place for you - we're top 5 for Dance, Drama and Cinematics in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020.
Whether your focus is critical or creative, whether you’re starting out in the field or looking for a career refresher, our courses are your ideal next step. We provide everything you need to make the most of your love of film in the UK’s fast-growing creative industries sector, which is why we've been ranked 3rd for Dance, Drama and Cinematics (TGUG 2018).
We combine expertise in film history, theory and practice, including cinema from the Americas, Europe, and Asia, documentary and experimental films, as well as feminist, psychoanalytic and Marxist theory, and postcolonial studies.
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