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 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

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 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 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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Research

School of Art, Media and American Studies

  News
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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08 Jun 2021

Widespread improvement for UEA in Complete University Guide rankings

UEA’s School of Chemistry jumping 19 places to 6th and American Studies climbing into the top five were just two of a number of successes for the University, as...

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students and staff at the new UEA broadcast centre
22 Apr 2021

UEA breathes new life into historic Norwich radio studios

UEA is converting historic Norwich radio studios formerly used by Heart and Radio Broadland to train the broadcast journalists of the future, converting them...

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Event

UEA Inaugural Lecture: Prof Melanie Williams

  • Nov 16, 2021 18:30PM
  • Thomas Paine Study Centre lecture theatre, UEA and online
  • Lecture
  • Free

TASTES AND ENCOUNTERS: CHANGING VISIONS OF WOMEN IN POST-WAR BRITISH REALIST CINEMA
PROF MELANIE WILLIAMS
SCHOOL OF ART, MEDIA AND AMERICAN STUDIES
Tracking developments in British realist cinema and its approach to representing women’s experiences and everyday lives, this lecture’s main focus will be on three pivotal post-war films: Brief Encounter (1945), Woman in a Dressing Gown (1957), and A Taste of Honey (1961). Already the subject of extensive analysis by Prof Williams, they will be used here as a vehicle for thinking through shifting ideas of femininity in post-war Britain and how these were mediated by a rapidly evolving national cinema. Join us in person or online to hear about cutting-edge research from UEA’s newest professors, covering topics affecting all areas of living today. These free public lectures are open to all and there is a chance to ask questions and meet the speaker at a free drinks reception after the talk.