"Cinema, radio, television, magazines are a school of inattention: people look without seeing, listen in without hearing"
It is my great pleasure to welcome you to the School of Media, Film and Music, which brings together staff and students from the Department of Media and Film and the Department of Music. Both are high-ranking departments, internationally respected for their research and teaching excellence.
Media, Film and Music is an exciting School that combines rigorous critical and historical studies of media, film, music 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 newly refurbished photographic, video, foley 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 it offers and work with us in ensuring its future success.
Professor Sue Thornham
Head of the School of Media, Film and Music