We live in a world that is increasingly mediated by diverse aspects of the film, television and media industries. Whether our priority is to preserve moving images, engage in the creative activity of making them, or learn more about their role in shaping or reproducing social and cultural values, we need to explore the history, development and character of these important audio-visual cultures.
UEA was one of the first British universities to develop the study of cinema and television, and in 2004 created the School of Film and Television Studies to continue that innovative tradition. With a broad range of theoretical and practical modules that explore the history, political significance and formal qualities of sound and image, the School prepares people for a variety of careers in the media, archiving, journalism, teaching and elsewhere. The MA in Film Studies has been specially designed to introduce people new to the discipline alongside those with some existing knowledge, and to provide them with the choice of a wide range of innovative modules and topics.
The School of Film and Television is among the ten highest rated research units in the UK across all subject areas. In the 2008 Research Rating Exercise, 90% of our academic staff’s research activities was rated as being of “international excellence” or “world leading” quality.