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Canterbury Christ Church University

Canterbury Christ Church University was founded in 1962 as a Church of England teacher training college and was based at St Martin’s Priory. A campus was built within the walls of St Augustine’s Monastery in Canterbury, part of a World Heritage Site, with Bachelor of Education degrees being award from 1970 and further subject from 1977. In 1995, the institution was given taught degree awarding powers by the Privy Council. It became a university in 2005. Over the past fifty years it has expanded to include further academic and professional training across a variety of levels, with campuses in Canterbury, Medway and Tonbridge, and now has in excess of 17,000 students. The university’s Chancellor in the Archbishop of Canterbury, currently Justin Welby, and the Vice-Chancellor is Professor Rama Thirunamachandran.

School of Media, Art and Design

The School of Media, Art and Design can trace its history back to a small group of people teaching Film in 1980 and now has the following programmes: Digital Media; Film, Radio and Television Studies; Fine Arts, Fine and Applied Arts; Graphic Design; Media and Communications; Multimedia Design; Multimedia Journalism; Photography; Public Relations, Media and Marketing and Web Design, with new programmes in Film Production and Television Production starting in September 2018. The School is located on the main campus on North Holmes Road, in the area around the Powell Building, named after Kent-born filmmaker Michael Powell. The school has a strong ethos of practice-theory interchange and embeds employability and professional skills into its programmes; it has also supervised PhDs on subjects such as television documentary, adaptation theory, media representations, media business, memory and media, Chinese protest music, Bulgarian popular music, social media, computer gaming, among others. Members of the school produce a steady stream of articles, books, films, radio programmes, exhibitions, journalism and workshops.

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