Explore contemporary culture
The School of Arts offers dynamic and creative setting for you to study the visual arts. Our Media Studies programmes focus on the growing importance of new media platforms in contemporary culture and the ongoing role that traditional platforms play. You also explore how culture is created through media and the interrelations between film, television, web and art.
We have extensive, industry-standard video and filmmaking equipment, including a sound-proofed production studio, extensive lighting grid and sound dubbing studio. There is also a digital studio, individual edit suites and our own cinema on-site.
Study options and support
Media Studies at Kent is an interdisciplinary degree that blends the old and the new, with students able to study Film, Drama and Theatre, and History of Art modules. You also have the chance to spend a year on a work placement or studying at another university in Europe or the USA.
As an undergraduate student, you can meet regularly with an academic adviser who offers pastoral support and prepares you for a diverse range of careers. For postgraduates, your diverse academic community includes a number of staff who are producing internationally recognised research that influences behaviour in the visual arts.
Our staff have research interests including film and photography, contemporary aesthetics, multimedia theatre and installation, media and immersive experience, animation and game theory. We host a number of cross-disciplinary research centres, with each one offering a full programme of events including international exchanges, conferences, seminars and symposia.