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Bill Douglas Cinema Museum

Research and teaching are supported by the outstanding collections of the The Bill Douglas Cinema Museum, comprising diverse film-related materials, such as artefacts, papers and books, and giving Exeter the largest library on the moving image in any British University.

About us

Exeter Film and Television Studies is taught by world-leading academics.Our commitment to innovative teaching has made us one of the top-rated programmes in the UK in the league table rankings.  Our stimulating programme, supported by world-class resources and research-led teaching, will give you new perspectives on film, television and visual culture.

  • Our dedicated teaching team will enable you to pursue your passions and interests across your degree studies. We offer specialist modules in areas such as queer cinema, women and film, war and visual media, surrealism and cinema, independent film, and screenwriting.
  • You can hone your practical skills in filmmaking with our Creative Film Dissertation and in video essay assessment options across your degree.
  • Our programmes offer you the opportunity to undertake exciting field trips to events such as the Berlin Film Festival.
  • You will have access to our dedicated Bill Douglas Cinema, offering state of the art sound and image for screenings.

Students also benefit from our on-site Digital Humanities Lab with access to its giant video wall, 3D scanning equipment and video and audio recording facilities.

All our staff are also members of Exeter’s Centre for Interdisciplinary Film Research (CIFR). Established in 1998 it provides a lively interdisciplinary research forum for research staff, academics, postgraduates and film practitioners. It encourages intellectual exchange between film and television theory, history and practice and regularly hosts international speakers from academia and the creative industries. CIFR informs teaching at undergraduate level and ensures lecturers are up-to-date and engaged with current developments in the subject area.

Key facts

  • 6th for Media and Film Studies in the Guardian University Guide 2022
  • World-class film research resources, including The Bill Douglas Cinema Museum – the largest university library collection in the UK
  • Distinctive international approach to film analysis, history and theory