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BA (Hons) Film Studies

Course Duration

3 years; full-time

UCAS Code

Course: FSFT
Institution: P65

Launch Date

Launching Sept 2022

Our stimulating degree programmes are delivered by our team of academics, technical demonstrators and invited experts who together deliver excellence in teaching. You’ll learn from real industry professionals, to ensure your future success in the fast-paced creative industries.

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Lucy Leake
Principal Lecturer & Assistant Head of School Arts + Media

Lucy is an educator, artist, and academic researcher, whose pedagogic research focuses on student engagement, and creative approaches to Higher Education teaching and learning in Arts and Media.

She has published work nationally and internationally through organisations including RAISE (Researching, Advancing and Inspiring Student Engagement), CICAP (The International Congress of Audiovisual Communication and Advertising), Making Futures, and Advanced HE (formerly HEA). As Associate Editor with Screenworks (Journal of Screen Media Practice Research), Lucy edited the Screenworks Special Edition on ‘Practice Pedagogies’, in partnership with the Journal of Media Practice in Education.

Lucy also holds the position of Secretary on the Executive Board of NAHEMI (National Association of Higher Education in Moving Image), the organisation that represents the centres of excellence for the teaching of film, television, video, animation and digital media practice in the UK and in Ireland.

Lucy’s film practice and research is focused around notions of memory, she has published works on how family stories are fabricated, gendered and collectively re-remembered in a digital age. She is currently working with South of Devon Films on a new series of fictional shorts, based on the music scene in Plymouth.

Having previously developed and led the Film & Screen Arts programme at Plymouth College of Art, Lucy has taught filmmaking, production design, critical and contextual studies, and supports third-year dissertation students. In her current role, Lucy contributes to the eight degree programmes in the School of Arts + Media, and is also Project Manager for the BFI Film Academy Plymouth.

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Dr Eddie Falvey
Lecturer

Before joining Plymouth College of Art in 2017, Eddie was based at the University of Exeter where he completed degrees in English and Film Studies. Here at Plymouth College of Art, Eddie is Cross-College Lecturer in Contextual Studies and Contextual Studies Lecturer in BA (Hons) Animation & Games.

His AHRC-funded PhD thesis (awarded 2018) focussed on depictions of New York during the time of film’s early development. During his time at the University of Exeter he taught on various modules in the English and Film department.

He has published widely on film and associated media and has forthcoming chapters on adaptation and intermediality in the films of Spike Jonze, monstrosity as queerness in contemporary horror film, integration as reception in The Shape of Water, and contemporary adult animation.

Eddie is writing a monograph on Stuart Gordon’s Re-Animator, and recently published an edited collection on 21st century horror titled New Blood: Critical Approaches to Contemporary Horror, co-edited with Joe Hickinbottom and Jonathan Wroot, University of Wales Press, 2020.

As a contextual studies lecturer, Eddie lectures across the college to students on various degree programmes. His role within the animation and games department is to design and deliver contextual studies across the cohort, including dissertation supervision.

Eddie has presented conference papers at a variety of international events, has given public lectures, and has served as a peer-reviewer for journals in film studies.

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Associate Professor Judith Noble
Head of Academic Research

Judith Noble is our Head of Academic Research here at Plymouth College of Art. She is joint coordinator of the Black Mirror research network with Dominic Shepherd (AUB), Jesse Bransford (NYU Steinhardt) and Robert Ansell and Merlin Cox (Fulgur). Her research interests centre on experimental, avant-garde and artists film and the occult and magic. She has published extensively on Maya Deren and on Kenneth Anger and Derek Jarman.

She has recently completed work on Maya Deren and Surrealism and is preparing a monograph on Deren. In 2014 she organised the Visions of Enchantment conference with Dan Zamani and Rachel Parikh. Before returning to Higher Education in 2007, she worked for many years in arts funding and the film industry. From 1984 - 96 she was Film and Television officer at South West Arts; from 1996 - 2001 she was Chief Executive of the South West Media Development Agency and from 2001 - 2006 she was Head of Production at Sgrin Cymru Wales, where she was responsible for executive-producing and developing feature films supported by the Wales Lottery Film Fund. These included Peter Greenaway’s Tulse Luper Suitcases trilogy (in competition at Cannes and Berlin 2002 - 4), Amma Asante’s A Way Of Life (BAFTA winner 2005), Patagonia (Gruff Rhys) and Sleep, Furiously (Gideon Koppel). In 2007 she joined the staff of the BA (Hons) Film Production course at Arts University Bournemouth. She held an AUB Research Fellowship in 2010-11, trained as a PhD supervisor and became Course Leader for BA (Hons) Film production in 2014 before taking up her current post at Plymouth College of Art.

Judith is a Member of the Modernist Studies Association, ESSWE and a Trustee (and founding Chair) of the Friends of the Museum of Witchcraft and Magic (Boscastle, Cornwall). Judith holds an MFA from Reading (1980) and a BA (Hons) in Fine Art from Nottingham Trent (1978).