The department welcomes applicants interested in a range of topics across the research programme and all members of academic staff are active researchers willing to supervise students in their areas of expertise.
Current and recent students in the department have worked on a variety of topics including video games, cult film, media audiences, romantic comedy, media memory, public service broadcasting, and transnational and transmedia film and television industries.
The department spearheads the University of Nottingham’s lead higher education partnership with the British Film Institute and collaborates with local media institutions such as the Broadway Cinema (the regional film theatre) and EM Media (the regional screen development agency). It also has strong links with Hollywood studios such as Fox Searchlight, and UK media companies like Red Bee Media, where unique internship opportunities are available to students. Building on its close industry connections, the department is home to the Institute for Screen Industries Research
Research students at Nottingham enjoy teaching and supervision from leaders in the field, with specialist expertise in US film and television, Hollywood studies, East Asian and global cinema, new media, industrial and audience analysis, and film and television history.
Current and recent postgraduate research projects include video games, cult film, media audiences, romantic comedy, media memory, public service broadcasting, and transnational and transmedia film and television industries.