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

History of Art

Study a broad range of art from across an incredible range of periods and cultures on this fascinating course. At UEA, you’ll explore the forms and meanings of...

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BA

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

American Studies

Explore the United States through its culture and history, and understand its influence and impact in the 21st century. You’ll get to grips with all aspects of...

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BA

English and American Literature

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

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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MA

American Studies

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

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MA

The Arts of Africa, Oceania and the Americas

On this unique programme you’ll study the historical and contemporary arts of Africa, Oceania and the Americas. You’ll benefit from teaching that emphasises...

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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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  News
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

World Art Research Seminar: Mapping Museums

  • Dec 15, 2021 15:30PM
  • Online
  • Seminar
Event

World Art Research Seminar: Evolutionary Agency and Colonial Subjugation

  • Dec 8, 2021 15:30PM
  • Sainsbury Centre room 01.10
  • Seminar

Seminar by Dr Pandora Syperek: Evolutionary Agency and Colonial Subjugation on Display: The Bethnal Green Museum’s Collection of Animal Products.

In-person event - please RSVP to sarah.wade@uea.ac.uk to register.

Event

World Art Research Seminar: The Golden Surface

  • Dec 1, 2021 15:30PM
  • Online
  • Seminar
Event

World Art Research Seminar: Siobhan Hapaska s sculpture

  • Nov 24, 2021 15:30PM
  • Online
  • Seminar
Event

World Art Research Seminar: God s Voice in the Ancient Andean World

  • Nov 17, 2021 15:30PM
  • Sainsbury Centre room 01.10
  • Seminar
  • Free

Seminar by Prof Marco Curatola Petrocchi: The Shape of God s Voice in the Ancient Andean World.

In-person event - please RSVP to sarah.wade@uea.ac.uk to register.

Event

World Art Research Seminar: Berthe Morisot

  • Nov 10, 2021 15:30PM
  • Online
  • Seminar
  • Free