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.

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20 Jun 2023

New documentary shows plight of migrant victims of domestic abuse

Thousands of victims of domestic abuse are “falling through the cracks of the system”, according to a new film from UEA.  

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Steven Fry
30 Mar 2023

Stephen Fry Travel Awards to help fund University of East Anglia students’ American dreams

Acclaimed British writer, actor and comedian Stephen Fry is launching the Stephen Fry Travel Awards in American Studies with the University of East Anglia (UEA),...

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23 Mar 2023

Measuring impacts of climate change on heritage to be explored at conference

A major conference on coastal heritage loss due to climate change is taking place at the University of East Anglia next week.

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27 Feb 2023

An Interview with Dan Rycroft

Dan Rycroft talks about his new book: The Humanities in India as Pluralist Pedagogy.

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