Hispanic Studies and Film enables you to learn the language and culture of the Spanish-speaking world, alongside the study of films from all genres, including Spanish-language films. The films of Spain have seen a resurgence in recent years, with major successes including, for example, Pan’s Labyrinth (2006), The Orphanage (2007) and the work of Pedro Almodóvar. Outside Spain, Spanish is the official language of all countries in South and Central America except Brazil, and is widely spoken in many parts of North America. The programme gives you the opportunity to explore the languages and cultures of Spain and Spanish America while developing your language skills. Kent is 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.