The Department of Culture, Film and Media combines research and teaching in:
Film and television studies
Mass media and journalism
As one of the largest departments of its kind in the UK, we offer undergraduate degrees and taught MA, M. Res., and PhD courses.
Our research is innovative and at the forefront of new developments in theory and analysis of modern culture. Research and research supervision in Film and Television Studies is mainly focussed on US film and television, Hollywood Studies, East Asian and global cinema, new media, industrial and audience analysis, and film and television history. Research and supervision in Cultural Studies and Media covers cultural history, cultural policy, visual culture, material culture lifestyle, diaspora, propaganda, war and mass media.
Our undergraduate degrees in International Media and Communications are taught at Nottingham and at our sister units in China and Malaysia. International Communications can also be combined as joint honours with French, German, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.
Our single honours Film and Television Studies course offers modules on global film, television, and new media. Film and Television Studies can be taken with a Chinese Studies minor and can also be combined as joint honours with American and Canadian Studies, Cultural Sociology, French, German, Russian and Hispanic Studies.
The Department of Culture, Film and Media also runs an internships scheme for students wishing to get firsthand experience of working in the film and television industries. We are the only UK university to have guaranteed internship placements at Fox Studios and Lionsgate in Los Angeles, USA. Students have been involved in a range of tasks including contributing to print and digital marketing campaigns, helping at casting sessions and taking part in the pre-production script commissioning process. From 2012 we are also pleased to be able to offer an internship at Red Bee Media in London, where a student will work in the strategic planning team. These internships are a unique opportunity to gain real world experience that is invaluable for career development. The scheme is run through the Creative Student Network and open to all CSN members in years 2 or above with an average over 60.