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.

Courses

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BA (Hons)

English and American Literature (3 Years)

The Atlantic Ocean does not mark a barrier when it comes to literary traffic. In fact, it is impossible to fully understand British Literature in the modern...

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BA (Hons)

English and American Literature

On this course, you’ll study the wealth of English and United States literatures, examine the interchanges between the two, and explore the many fascinating...

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MA

Cultural Heritage and Museum Studies

This course equips students with excellent opportunities to develop not only their academic skills and interests but also their professionalism, especially in...

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MA

Cultural Heritage and Museum Studies (Part time)

This course equips students with excellent opportunities to develop not only their academic skills and interests but also their professionalism, especially in...

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MA

American Studies

Delve into the culture and history of the United States and better understand its influence and impact on our world today. You’ll get to grips with all aspects...

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BA (Hons)

American Studies

Explore the culture and history of the United States and understand its influence and impact on our world today. You’ll get to grips with all aspects of the...

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BA (Hons)

Media Studies

Discover the application, history and influence of media in our everyday lives, and understand your place in this increasingly digitised world. From TV to online...

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BA (Hons)

American Literature with Creative Writing

Hone your writing craft and explore the literary tradition of the world’s most influential culture in Norwich, a UNESCO City of Literature. Develop your...

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BA (Hons)

History of Art

Study a diverse, fascinating, and inspirational range of art from different cultures across the world. With the expert guidance and support of our lecturers,...

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MA

The Arts of Africa, Oceania and the Americas

The MA course in the Arts of Africa, Oceania and the Americas aims to provide students with detailed knowledge of the visual arts, contemporary and historical of...

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Research

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World of lights with a really bright light shining from Norwich
12 May 2022

UEA’s research confirmed as ‘world-leading’ by national assessment

The global significance and real-world impact of the University of East Anglia’s (UEA’s) research has been confirmed with the Research Excellence Framework 2021...

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A partially submerged ancient tomb.
14 Feb 2022

Decolonise research to save heritage threatened by climate change

Climate change threatens to destroy invaluable heritage sites and traditions in marginalised countries – but empowering local people is key to adaptation.

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Cardo Maximus, part of World Heritage Site Tipasa, Algeria.
10 Feb 2022

Coastal flooding and erosion threaten African heritage sites as sea levels rise

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Old film reel
03 Aug 2021

Lights, camera, representation! UEA research aims to make female filmmakers more visible

A ground-breaking project to shine a light on the role of women filmmakers, will start this month led by a team of University of East Anglia (UEA) researchers.

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