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
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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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cracked USA flag
01 Jun 2020

UEA experts offer context on the unrest in America

UEA experts across a range of related areas – from lived experience of racism to human rights laws and the history of the Civil Rights movement – offer context...

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american policeman wearing a face mask at a protest
21 Apr 2020

Why shelter-in-place orders stoke US protests

The battle between religious and political ideologies and US states’ efforts to contain the outbreak of Covid-19 are making it harder to implement the policies...

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female filmmaker
06 Mar 2020

Amateur women filmmakers recognised in UEA report

In a year when award ceremonies continued to overlook female filmmakers for their contribution to the film industry, the University of East Anglia (UEA) has been...

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