For over 30 years, the University of Kent has been at the forefront of developing film as an academic subject. We are one of the three major universities in the UK for film studies, and one of the most highly regarded departments in Europe. Film at Kent engages with cinema's rich scope and history, from silent classics and mainstream Hollywood to world cinema and the avant-garde. We have a thriving film culture, with 10-20 films screened on our courses each week, the Gulbenkian Cinema (the regional arts cinema) based on campus and a lively student film society. Our modules cover film theory, history and practice. Core options at Stage 1 include the basics of form and style. Options at Stages 2 and 3 include topics exploring national cinemas, animation, cognition and emotion, fantasy and pulp film. Academic modules can be combined with innovative and creative practical study, such as our film criticism.