School of Art, Media and American Studies

Welcome to the School of Art, Media and American Studies.

We bring together expertise in world arts and heritage; in British and global film and television; and in media and culture. We also explore the literature, history and politics of the United States and the Atlantic and Pacific worlds.

Our students can explore outstanding facilities, including the Sainsbury Centre for the Visual Arts, the Norwich Castle Museum, and a purpose-built TV studio and media suite. Our partnerships with overseas institutions also gives them the chance to spend time studying on a semester or year abroad.

Alongside critical and historical studies our students have opportunities to develop their creative skills, and gain an understanding of how these abilities can be applied to the creative industries. They can discover more about the techniques of writing, adaptation, film, television, and media production, and the art of curating gallery collections and displays here in the UK or in international contexts.

We draw strength from our diverse range of specialisms, which animate bold and adventurous research and teaching.

BA

American History

Understanding the history of the world’s foremost superpower at this fascinating moment of crisis and change is more essential than ever. On this four year...

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BA

American Literature with Creative Writing

Explore the literary tradition of the world’s most influential culture while developing your own distinctive voice. You’ll be studying in Norwich, an ideal...

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BA

American Studies

Understanding America in the 21st century is more essential now than ever. Studying the world’s most significant superpower at this fascinating moment of crisis...

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BA

American Studies (3 years)

Understanding America in the 21st century is more essential now than ever. Studying the world’s most significant superpower at this fascinating moment of flux...

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BA

Archaeology Anthropology and Art History

Discover how society’s views, beliefs and actions are recorded in the things we make, use and value.

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BA

Archaeology Anthropology and Art History with a Year Abroad

Discover how society’s views, beliefs and actions are recorded in the things we make, use and value.

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BA

Film and Television Production

With an emphasis on production, this course develops your creative work through the exploration of critical studies in film and television history and theory....

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BA

Film and Television Studies

Film and television are multi-billion pound, interrelated global industries that play a crucial role in shaping how we see the world around us. UEA has pioneered...

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BA

American and English Literature

Achieve a deep understanding of two of the world’s greatest literary traditions by studying them side by side. On this course, which includes a year studying...

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Research

School of Art, Media and American Studies

  News
25 Nov 2020

Domestic abuse frontline staff reveal strain of work in lockdown

In the upheaval of Britain’s first national lockdown, one crucial sector of social care workers were largely overlooked – but new research from the University of...

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The White House in Washington DC
27 Oct 2020

Decision 2020: UEA experts on next week’s US presidential election

UEA experts in American politics, courts, society, history and international relations are providing analysis and context around the approaching US presidential...

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  News
21 Oct 2020

How can we tackle inequalities?

Understanding how and why gender matters is vital to the arts and humanities, whether our interests lie primarily in artistic, social and cultural questions or...

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person holding comic book
02 Jul 2020

Marvel at this: UEA launches first-of-its-kind course in Comics Studies

The University of East Anglia (UEA) is launching the UK’s first Master of Arts course in Comics Studies, allowing students to gain an advanced degree in the...

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Event

Virtual Postgraduate Open Event

  • Jan 18, 2021 00:00AM
  • Online
  • Postgraduate Education
  • Free
Event

Virtual Postgraduate Open Event

  • Nov 23, 2020 09:00AM
  • Online
  • Open Day
  • Free
Event

SISJAC Third Thursday Lecture: Kogei 2020 in context

  • Nov 19, 2020 18:00PM
  • Online
  • World Art
  • Free

With Professor Nicole Rousmaniere (Sainsbury Institute) and Uchida Hiromi (Japan Culture Expo)

Event

UEA Live: Bernadine Evaristo

  • Nov 18, 2020 19:00PM
  • Online
  • Literature
  • Free

In conversation with Claire Hynes

Event

New Networks for Nature online 2020 - an annual gathering sponsored by UEA

  • Nov 14, 2020 16:00PM
  • Online
  • Free

Online discussion responding to two pre-recorded panels: 'New Perspectives on Nature Writing' and 'States of Emergency'.

Event

World Art Research Seminar - Subhadra Das and Miranda Lowe

  • Nov 11, 2020 14:30PM
  • Online
  • Seminar
  • Free

Art history and World Art Studies weekly seminars

Event

World Art Research Seminar - Dr. Rye Dag Holmboe

  • Nov 4, 2020 14:30PM
  • Online
  • Seminar
  • Free

Weekly ART research seminars