School of Media, Film and Music

  • he School of Media, Film and Music brings together Media and Communications, Film Studies, Cultural Studies, Journalism, Media Practice, and Music

  • "Without culture, and the relative freedom it implies, society, even when perfect, is but a jungle. This is why any authentic creation is a gift to the future"  Albert Camus

Message from the Head of School

Here at the School of Media, Film and Music we are interested in the way that in today’s culture we live with media in every aspect of culture and society. We are concerned with equalities, freedom, social justice and critical thinking in this mediated society. This extends to thinking about, working with and making all kinds of different media - film, music, internet platforms, radio, television, social media and much more. Across our School we bring together staff and students in many ways with our core concerns to critically analyse all kinds of media and their role in society and culture.

Media, Film and Music is an exciting School that combines rigorous critical and historical studies of media, film, music, digital and culture with opportunities for creative practice in a range of musical forms and the media of photography, film, radio, and interactive digital imaging.

We have fantastic students; internationally renowned faculty who publish important critical research and make exciting and brilliant media; dedicated professional service staff and excellent technical support teams. We provide access to newly refurbished photographic, video, digital and electronic music studios, together with a wide range of portable equipment, specialist music facilities, media and music labs, post-production facilities and our specialist media, film and music library, to support your learning.

The school offers an exciting and supportive context in which to pursue academic and creative study: to explore how the media in all their forms as technologies, institutions, practices and texts figure in modern life, to develop analytical and creative skills, and to work individually and collaboratively towards the highest standards of achievement. We hope that you will enjoy the opportunities we offer and work with us in ensuring the School’s and your future success; and in pursuing ongoing practices of freedom and inclusion to think, make and create our social worlds.


Professor Kate O'Riordan
Head of School

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School of Media, Film and Music
Silverstone Building
Arts Road
Falmer, East Sussex

T: 01273 873481

How to find us
The University is located at Falmer

  • we are a short bus or train journey from the centre of Brighton
  • we are within easy reach of London via the Victoria and Thameslink lines and the major international airports at Gatwick and Heathrow.

The School Office is located in room 220 on the second floor in Silverstone Building which is situated in Arts Road, between Arts blocks B and C (number '16' on the campus map).















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