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Film Studies

The Film Studies Department at Pangbourne aims to help students learn about image and the visual art of storytelling.

Film is one of the main cultural innovations of the 20th century and a major art form of the last hundred years. Those who study it characteristically bring with them a high degree of enthusiasm and excitement for what is a powerful and culturally significant medium, inspiring a range of responses from the emotional to the reflective.

Film Studies consequently makes an important contribution to the curriculum, offering the opportunity to investigate how film works both as a medium of representation and as an aesthetic medium.

Film Studies mixes creativity with challenging academic study and students can go on to study the subject at university, either on its own or combined with other courses, which could lead to future careers in the film industry, television, communications, advertising and marketing.

Meet the Teachers

Mr Roger Cheeseman - Head of Film Studies, Teacher of English, Head of Rugby

BEd English and Movement Studies, University of London, Cert Ed English and Physical Education, Nonington College of Physical Education and DipEd Special Needs, Curriculum Development and Social Anthropology, University of Bristol

Dr Clare Harraway - Teacher of English, Teacher of Film Studies

BA (Hons) English Literature, University of Exeter, MA Shakespeare Studies, The Shakespeare Institute and DPhil English Literature, Exeter College, University of Oxford