Film Studies

A major modern art form, film has dramatically influenced cultural experience since the late nineteenth century and continues to shape our contemporary everyday lives. Studying film draws on both our intellect and our imagination. As an accessible and even ubiquitous transnational cultural form, film opens us to other worlds, other lives, other ways of seeing.

Film Studies at Sydney University is an interdisciplinary program coordinated jointly by the Department of Art History and the Department of English. It combines Units of Study from those two disciplines as well as other Faculty disciplines of Australian Literature, Digital Culture, French, German, History, International and Contemporary Literary Studies, Italian, Japanese, Philosophy, Religion, Spanish. It also includes Units of Study from Sydney College of Arts and The Conservatorium, ensuring that Film Studies at Sydney University offers a most diverse and comprehensive approach to the study of film and film culture.

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  • SUPRA Supervisor of the Year Awards 2016

    The 2016 SUPRA Supervisor of the Year awards were announced at a special ceremony on 15 November.  Of the 114 supervisors who were nominated by research postgraduate students, a total of 22 awards were given across 15 faculties. Each faculty is allocated one award however due to the quality of nominees FASS was awarded 4; Medicine 3; Business 2; SCA 2.

  • Sydney Studies in English Volume 42

    Sydney Studies in English was a sponsor of the first Camera Stylo: Intersections in Literature and Cinema conference, which was held at Sydney University. Sydney Studies in English Volume 42, featuring papers from the Camera Stylo Conference, is now available.