School of Arts

  • Film Studies Research Unit (FSRU)

    Film Studies staff in the School of Arts at Oxford Brookes University have research strengths in film history (with an emphasis on European, British cinema, and New Cinema History), in audiences studies, in film theory, Hollywood and independent American cinemas, as well as film criticism.


  • Italian Cinema Audiences

    Italian Cinema Audiences is a AHRC-funded research project on audiences and film consumption in 1950s Italy.

    European Cinema Audiences

    European Cinema Audiences is a BA/Leverhulme research project run by Dr Daniela Treveri Gennari on post-war audiences across Italy, the UK and Belgium.

  • Courses

    Film Studies combines the history, theory and practice of cinema. You will study film analysis and criticism alongside practical work on scriptwriting and video production, and gain valuable insight into the workings of the film industry.

    On the MA in Film Studies: Popular Cinema you will develop a historically-informed and critically aware understanding of film as an industry, art form, and cultural product. Through this course, you will build a broad portfolio of writing and research skills by combining academic and professional writing projects. We cover the history and theory of popular cinema in the US (classical and contemporary Hollywood), Europe and East Asia (especially Japanese cinema). Through modules on story development and research methods you will sharpen your writing skills in preparation for your dissertation project.