The School of Media and Performing Arts (SMPA) is a vibrant, dynamic and highly regarded department within the
Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries.
What we do in the School is innovative. We offer our students a lively mix of creative practice and critical understanding,
ensuring that knowledge and learning is stimulating, cutting-edge and relevant to the wider world. We have a thriving
postgraduate research culture with opportunities in the exciting areas of film, media, performance and creative
SMPA has an enviable research standing. In the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE), our film and media researchers were entered as part of the European Studies submission made by the Centre for European and
International Studies Research (CEISR) at the University of Portsmouth. We are especially proud of the outcome, as 70
per cent of our research was judged to be of international standing. This reflects the School’s impressive publications
record and considerable expertise, much of which is world-class in its field.
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