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Film BA(Hons): Facilities

About our specialist film and media facilities

Kingston University employs a wide range of digital HD cameras which are updated on a regular basis and you will have access to a modern environment with the latest digital equipment, including our specialist film and media labs, equipped with iMacs running software including the full Adobe Creative Suite. Avid is also available for use. You also have access to a film studio facility with backgrounds and green wall, as well as a fully equipped audio recording facility running Logic Pro, Pro Tools and Audition.

Resources in London

Kingston is just a 25-minute train journey away from central London. Here you can access a wealth of film-related resources, including:

  • specialist cinemas – such as the National Film Theatre and the IMAX cinema;
  • organisations such as the British Film Institute (BFI); and
  • film festivals – including the annual Raindance Film Festival and events run by the BFI.

About our modern learning environment

There is a wide range of facilities at our Penrhyn Road campus, where this course is based.

Penrhyn Road campusThe campus has grown around the original four-storey main building, which houses many of the important hubs of activity like the main student restaurant, the learning resources centre (LRC), and a host of teaching rooms and lecture theatres.

At the heart of the campus is the John Galsworthy building, a £20million teaching and learning facility. The six-storey complex brings together lecture theatres, flexible teaching space and information technology suites around a landscaped courtyard.

The £9.8million Eadweard Muybridge building also provides spacious specialist laboratories and teaching spaces.

Find out more about the Penrhyn Road campus in the virtual tour.

Learning resources centre

Penrhyn Road Learning Resources CentreThe Penrhyn Road Learning Resources Centre (LRC) gives you access to a large collection of printed and electronic resources. There are drop-in PC areas, video and DVD facilities, satellite TV and a variety of study spaces zoned for different types of learning activity. The wireless network in the LRC means you can also work from your laptop or mobile device.

There's also a reading garden, which offers an oasis of calm when you want to get away from it all, plus a Learning Cafe where you can study over a cup of coffee and a snack. Help and information is on hand for students with disabilities or special learning needs.

Find out more about the Penrhyn Road Learning Resources Centre in the virtual tour.

Computer resources

The Computer Resource Centre (CRC) provides students in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences with their own dedicated computer labs, technical support and advice. There are more than 300 computer terminals for the exclusive use of the students (this is in addition to the University's general computing labs). Some of the labs provide specialist hardware and software for specific courses.

Loans rooms

Penrhyn Road campus has a loans room from which students in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences can borrow a wide range of resources for conducting practical work, such as cameras, digital camcorders and tripods, PA systems, microphones, voice recorders, laptops, etc. The loans rooms are open to students several times a day to collect and return items, and equipment can be hired for a period of half a day up to several months, depending on the type of equipment and the course.

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Society for Cinema and Media Studies - Cinema Journal

Film at Kingston: Institutional home of the Cinema Journal

From 2013 to 2018 Dr Will Brooker, reader in film, will be the first British editor of the Cinema Journal, the publication of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies. SCMS is the leading scholarly organisation in the United States and Cinema Journal, which has been running since 1967, is the leading scholarly publication in the field of cinema and media studies.

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