mediaclusterThe Media Academic Subject Cluster incorporates the full range of media formats: film, television, web-based studies, communications studies, journalism and publishing, as well as library and information studies. In TV there has been significant growth at Leeds, in the unique Centre for World Cinemas (CWC) (within Modern Languages & Cultures) and the Institute of Communication Studies (ICS), and major investment at York (in Theatre, Film & TV).

The White Rose institutions have collaborated on the successful White Rose Studentship Mixed Cinema Network (2009-12); student numbers have also been grown through active cooperation between CWC and ICS at Leeds, and the 2010 launch of a PhD in Creative Practice at York. Media and Communication Studies are powerfully served by Sheffield’s special expertise in Digital Humanities (Information School; and Humanities Research Institute, which has significant collaborations with Leeds and York), at Leeds through ICS and English (with a special research group in New Humanities: Digital Humanities), and via the new Centre for Digital Heritage and developments in interactive media at York (Archaeology and History in collaboration with Computer Science; Theatre, Film & TV).

Journalism & Publishing is led by Sheffield with additional expertise at Leeds. Sheffield’s Information School, which became an iSchool in 2010, provides a major research environment and a significant graduate school for Library & Information Studies.