The School of Media, Film and Music is located in the Silverstone Building, its own dedicated building named after Roger Silverstone, who was the first Professor of Media Studies at Sussex. Our cinema, our labs and our studios can all be found here, together with busy social spaces and café, student exhibition space and specialist resources. Students come from around the world to study here. There are 600 undergraduates in the School, studying for degrees in Film Studies, Media Studies, Media Practice, Music, and Cultural Studies. Almost 100 postgraduate students join them, on MA degrees in film, media and cultural studies, journalism, media practice and music. Academic and production staff and about 90 research students complete the School's bustling academic culture.
Our faculty includes world renowned researchers publising work in international journals, producing exciting books and taking on prestigious creative projects.
We are the home of three research centres hubs for excellent work in Digital Media, Cultural Studies and Opera.
All of this means that we have a thriving international student culture, together with an exciting research culture in media theory and practice, cultural studies, film and music. Student societies and groups, from film viewing to music and media practice, base themselves around our resources. Visiting experts, from world-leading researchers to internationally known film-makers, musicians, photographers and digital artists, can be heard every week. Our own staff are international experts who provide research-led teaching on theoretical (social, historical, textual, political) and creative (production based) approaches to the study of a wide range of media and music.
Here's what a former student says about us:
"I have really enjoyed studying at the University of Sussex. The courses have been really interesting and challenging. The staff seem to know their subjects well and are passionate about them. They take students seriously and listen to their opinions about the courses. The practical side of my course has been even more enjoyable and useful than I imagined! The media resources are exceptional.... the studio looks so professional, the computers are all new and the range of cameras and equipment is brilliant - you couldn't really ask for anything more!".