The School of Media, Film and Music is divided into two departments - to find out more follow the links below to visit a department website:
The strength of Media, Film and Music at Sussex is its outstanding record in research combined with the breadth of offerings within the School.
In the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) Media and Film were rated eighth in the UK. All of our research was rated as being internationally recognised, and 75 per cent rated as internationally excellent or world leading. In Music, 95 per cent of our research activity was rated as recognised internationally or higher, and one-fifth as world leading. These RAE results demonstrate that the School's teaching faculty are internationally respected researchers and practitioners working at the cutting edge of contemporary debates and practices.
The School's research reputation is matched in other independent university surveys. In the most recent Complete University Guide 2012 rankings, Communications and Media Studies at Sussex is ranked fifth out of ninety and Music at Sussex is ranked 13 out of 73 other UK universities.
The breadth of offer within the School encompasses the critical and historical studies of media, film, music and culture together with creative practice across a range of musical forms and the media of photography, film, radio and interactive digital imaging. This breadth of offer is delivered through over 30 undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes that have been designed and developed to meet your specific areas of interest.
To support the wide range of degrees we offer the School provides you with excellent facilities. There are specialist music facilities, media and music labs, and broadcast quality post-production edit facilities for both sound and video production. Our specialist cinema viewing facilities and our media, film and music resource library support your learning.
To further your experience we offer strong work-based links with national and regional creative, music and media organisations, and we bring international researchers and practitioners into the School to work closely with our students.
The Sussex School of Media, Film and Music offers you an exciting and supportive context in which to explore how media and music in all their forms - as technologies, institutions, practices and texts - figure in today's society, and how you, as analyst, critic or practitioner, can shape their future.
Professor Sue Thornham
Head of School
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