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Film and Media Studies

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Welcome to the Film and Media Studies subject guide

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This guide provides information on resources for Film and Media Studies.

UCL Library Services provides access to a wealth of online and print materials relating to the study of the history and theory of media, film and cinema, in the form of books, journals, and audio visual materials.

Select an option from the menu to find out more about print and online materials, film streaming databases, how-to videos, online chat and details of further training available through LibrarySkills@UCL.

Getting started: new to UCL? Try our online library induction to find out how to use our libraries and access all the resources you will need for your course.

If you have any questions then please don't hesitate to get in touch.

Subject Collections

The Film Studies books are located in the UCL Main Library and cover the philosophy of film, film in society, the industry and its economics, technical aspects, film genres, and film history.

Books on Media Studies can be found in the IOE Library and the Anthropology collection in the Science Library. Subject include media analysis, gaming, fan culture, film- and documentary-making, and researching media.

The Library also provides access to a huge range of online resources such as e-books and e-journals, newspaper archives, films and documentaries for streaming, and more.

Use Explore, the library's online catalogue, to search the collections.

Key resources include: 

Where to study?

You can choose to study in any of UCL's Libraries and study spaces, including bookable study and group work spaces. There are also areas for postgraduate use only.