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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

Davina Quinlivan

Davina 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. 

Dr Will Brooker

Dr Will Brooker's books include a cultural history of Batman from 1939–99, a study of Star Wars fan communities, a volume of new essays on Blade Runner, and an examination of Alice in Wonderland from 1865 until the present day. His most recent work includes the BFI Film Classics volume on Star Wars (2009) and he is currently writing a new book on Christopher Nolan's Batman films.

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

Dr Corin Depper's PhD research was on Ezra Pound and Jean-Luc Godard, and he maintains a strong interdisciplinary focus, with a particular interest in film, philosophy, and the visual arts. At present, he is working on a monograph that takes a phenomenological approach to exploring the relationship between cinematic space and gallery space, developing ideas around the American artists Matthew Barney and Dan Flavin. His further research concerns twentieth century modernism, including papers on Robert Graves and David Jones.

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)

Professor John Ó Maoilearca is the author of Bergson and Philosophy, Post- Continental Philosophy: An Outline and Philosophy and the Moving Image: Refractions of Reality, and is an editor of Film-Philosophy. His work explores variations of ‘non-standard philosophy'. He is currently working on a book-film project dealing with the representations of animals in film and philosophy.

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