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.

MA

Cultural Heritage and Museum Studies (Part time)

The greatest strength of this course is the way it combines the theory and practice of both cultural heritage and museum-based collections. You’ll be invited to...

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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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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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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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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

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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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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MA

Cultural Heritage and Museum Studies

Museums and heritage bodies have a major influence on cultures and societies across the globe. They respond to and shape current moral, political, social,...

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Research

School of Art, Media and American Studies

 
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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