Department of Culture, Film and Media


We provide critical insights into the roles of media, communication, culture, film and television in society and in everyday life. 

  • Gain a unique opportunity to apply for internships in Hollywood and London.
  • Benefit from our Creative Student Network, offering skills and advice that will help you find jobs in the creative industries.
  • Take advantage of exciting opportunities to study abroad — we have links with universities across four continents. 

I spent my third year abroad in Paris, where I studied and then completed an internship at an international, luxury fashion recruitment agency. After graduation when asked to return to the recruitment agency, I duly jumped at the opportunity. I now live in Paris and am proud to say I speak fluent French (a real plus in the fashion industry).


Lauren Sanders, Graduate: French & International Media and Communications Studies

Our degrees

Film and Television Studies


International Media and Communications Studies


New Liberal Arts degree

An exciting new degree, starting in 2018, for academically strong, ambitious students.

Explore your subject interest within a framework of problem-solving, enquiry and exploration.

Visit the Liberal Arts website



We offer competitive summer internships in Hollywood, at 20th Century Fox Studios and the Art Directors Guild (ADG); and in London, with major media producer Red Bee Media, marketing company The Entertainment Agency and boutique branding research firm Canopy Insight.



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The typical modules covered on each degree are listed on the individual course pages in the prospectus.

You can also watch staff introduce their course content in our Module in a Minute series:

Module in a Minute

We offer optional language modules for students of all disciplines in our Language Centre.

The Language Centre 


How to apply 

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Supporting your studies


Studying in the School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies prepares you for a huge variety of different career options, and our graduates are in high demand from prospective employers across the world. 

Careers and Employability

Personal support

Personal tutors

A member of staff from your Department that:

  • provides general support for your academic life
  • gives you the opportunity to raise concerns and discuss issues
  • supports you with personal issues.

Find out more about personal tutors.


Peer mentors

An existing student from your Department who helps you settle in, get to know your peers and advise on student life.

Find out more about our peer mentoring.


The great thing about studying in the International Media and Communication studies program is that it is truly international. A large majority of the cohort are not from within the UK and so you really get to learn from and about different cultures which helps in our learning! What I love about Nottingham is that it gives me the opportunity to try new things and participate in different activities. 


Clarissa-Anne Teo Ru Chuen, International Media and Communications Studies

Student life


Impact is a free, fully-coloured 64-page magazine and is run by students, for students. We also have our own website, which is updated with exclusive material on a fairly regular basis.


URN is the University of Nottingham's multi-award winning student radio station. We broadcast live from University Park Campus 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  


NSTV is the multi-award winning TV station within the University of Nottingham Students’ Union. With 4 channels providing a wide range of coverage, NSTV is a media group run by students, for students.    


What do our students say?

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Annika Sell
Graduate, Film and Television Studies

Looking back at my studies, I can say that the course definitely lived up to expectations. Not only was I given the opportunity to learn about theoretical approaches to film and television, but I was able to undertake practical modules too. Joining the Filmmaking Society and working on a small film that was partly being shot on campus were other great opportunities for me to gain practical experiences. 

One of the highlights was the Hollywood internship at Fox Searchlight in Los Angeles where, for 8 weeks, I was part of the production department. Whilst there I met former University of Nottingham student and now Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Fox Networks Group, Peter Rice. He was more than happy to help by providing me with contacts in the German film industry.

After graduating, I moved to Berlin to work in the German film industry. I now work in the casting department in the area of extras and small parts casting for movies and television shows, working on projects such as the Netflix show Sense8, directed by the Wachowski sisters and Tom Tykwer, Bridge of Spies, directed by Steven Spielberg and A Cure for Wellness, directed by Gore Verbinski. 

I’m very thankful to the University of Nottingham for everything I learned while studying and all the great opportunities. I can say that studying there was one of the best decisions of my life and I wouldn’t be where I am now if I hadn’t studied in Nottingham.

A Day in the Life of Robin Hood Media

From intern to Account Executive: An MA student's experience in the creative industries

'Internstellar': learning the ropes 


As a student in the Department of Culture, Film and Media, I feel supported both as an academic and as someone who is trying to get started in a career in the media industries.
Chantelle Fairburn, Film and Television Studies


Department of Culture, Film and Media

University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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