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Film Studies MA: Who teaches this course

About Kingston School of Art

FADA facultyThis course is delivered by Kingston School of Art.

Kingston School of Art has its roots in the studio-based approach of Britain's art school system (the original School of Art was founded in the 1890s).

Today, for most courses, learning still takes place in our specialist studios, each subject area having its own fully-equipped studio, where you take part in classes, tutorials and critical reviews with fellow students. This strong studio culture also ensures regular interaction between students and tutors.

For non studio-based courses, learning takes place in classroom-based seminars, tutorials and lectures, alongside site visits to museums, galleries, auction houses and other creative professional environments.

Our students are encouraged to engage closely with the diverse businesses that make London one of the most important centres for the creative industries. Our industry connections mean we provide unique study opportunities, such as:

  • the chance to have your work seen by eminent members of your profession;
  • 'live' projects, site visits and placements in prestigious companies or institutions; and
  • project work and workshops with visiting lecturers and industry specialists.

Our excellent reputation means that industry leaders regularly visit our student shows to see the best of the new talent.

Where is Kingston School of Art based?  Kingston School of Art is based at the Kingston School of Art at Knights Park campus, where our well-equipped facilities offer a modern study environment so that you graduate with cutting-edge skills and knowledge.

Staff teaching on this course

Dr Paddy O'Neill


Carmen Rabalska


Dr Davina Quinlivan

Davina Quinlivan is a Senior Lecturer in Critical and Historical Studies. Her research focuses on the moving image and visual culture, especially the history and contemporary practice of embodied filmmaking and material culture, European women artists and filmmakers, experimental film and the politics of the body. She has collaborated with the Freud Museum, the Serpentine Gallery and the British Film Institute. She is part of the Childhood, Nation and World Cinema network in association with Royal Holloway, University of London and is developing a new research network on the subject of women and movement in 21st century moving image media. She has also worked as a guest lecturer in 'Cinemuseology' at Queen Mary University of London, and taught on Kingston's MA in Experimental Cinema. 


Professor Will Brooker

Will Brooker joined Kingston University in 2005, and was Director of Studies, then Director of Research, before becoming Professor of Film and Cultural Studies in 2013. He has published widely on popular culture and its audiences; his books include Batman Unmasked, Using the Force, Alice's Adventures, The Blade Runner Experience, Hunting the Dark Knight, the BFI Film Classics volume on Star Wars, and Forever Stardust, a study of David Bowie that attracted worldwide media attention. He welcomes PhD applicants with an interest in cultural icons, popular culture and cultural history.


Dr Simon Brown

Simon Brown is Associate Professor in Film and Television. His main research interests are early and silent cinema, British cinema, contemporary American television, horror, science fiction and adaptation, and the works of Stephen King. He has published widely on a variety of subjects including the history of colour cinematography, film censorship in the UK, and 3D. His most recent books include Cecil Hepworth and the Rise of the British Film Industry 1899-1911 (University of Exeter Press, 2016) and Screening Stephen King: Adaptation and the Horror Genre in Film and Television (University of Texas Press, 2018).

He has published articles on numerous aspects of contemporary television including 3DTV and cult networks such as FX and Showtime, as well as TV series including Supernatural, Alias, Dexter, The X-Files and Under the Dome. His current work is focussed on adaptation and the horror genre alongside another project on early cinema and the gothic. Prior to joining Kingston in 2004 Simon worked for ten years for the BFI National Archive, and is particularly interested in issues around film preservation and restoration. He is on the editorial board of Pennywise Dreadful: The Journal of Stephen King Studies and also The International Journal of Scottish Theatre and Screen.


Dr Corin Depper

Corin Depper is a Senior Lecturer in Film in the Department of Critical and Historical Studies as well as course leader for the MA in Film Studies. His teaching encompasses Film Theory, Avant-Garde and Experimental Film, Film Philosophy, as well as inter-disciplinary approaches to film, literature, and the visual arts. He has supervised numerous undergraduate and MA dissertations on a diverse range of film-related topics as well as five PhDs.


Dr Matt Melia

Dr Matt Melia is currently researching issues of space, politics and identity in 1950s and 1960s British television comedy and Science Fiction. His own PhD research focused on issues of architecture, cruelty, space and modernity in post-war French drama and writing (specifically Antonin Artaud, Jean Genet and Samuel Beckett).


Professor John Maoilearca (in English: Mullarkey)

John Ó Maoilearca joined Kingston University in 2010 as Professor of Film. His areas of research and teaching are Film Theory; Philosophy and Film; Continental Philosophy; Animal Studies and Film; Philosophy and Non-Standard Philosophy; Theory and Practice (Practice as Research). He also welcomes applications from PhD students wishing to work in the areas of Film Theory, Film and Philosophy, Film Practice as Research, Art Practice as Research, Animals and Philosophy, Animals and Representation (especially in film), François Laruelle and Non-Standard Philosophy, Gilles Deleuze, Henri Bergson, Alain Badiou, Michel Henry, Contemporary French Philosophy, and Philosophy Of Diagrams.

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