The Department of Media, Art and Design at Canterbury Christ Church University is a leading provider of distinctive undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in television, radio, film, video, animation, journalism, media and communication, photography, web and graphic design, and fine and applied art and design. Our teaching has been rated 'excellent' by the Quality Assurance
The department is an exciting place to study. Our programmes are lively, relevant and up-to-date, there is a creative ‘buzz’ in our studios and classrooms and we promote a supportive and collaborative, but hard-working, attitude to study.
We are one of the longest-established departments of media, art and design in the UK, with a tradition going back to 1980. Our ethos is based on the interchange of theory and practice and the development of both creativity and employability. We have built a strong reputation for the high quality and creative excellence of our work, and the progression of our graduates into the media, art and design professions and a wide range of graduate jobs. Our students’ work is regularly selected for national and international festivals.
The department has a growing research profile, offering research supervision in popular culture and the politics of identity, media organisations and institutions, and film studies. Practice-based research is an increasingly important dimension of the department’s work, with staff producing and exhibiting film, video, sound, digital work, screenwriting, journalism and fine and applied art and design nationally and internationally.
We have excellent facilities at our Canterbury, Broadstairs and Folkestone campuses, including professional-standard television and radio studios, dedicated computing suites and a range of studios for painting, printmaking, ceramics and sculpture.
Our links with the media, art and design professions nationally and locally are strong. Most of our programmes are guided by industry advisory panels made up of senior professionals. Teaching is supported by visiting lecturers including high-profile professionals. Graduates of the department now established in the media, art and design professions return on a regular basis to share their knowledge and expertise. Thelma Schoonmaker Powell, Martin Scorsese’s Academy Award-winning film editor, is an Honorary Fellow.