Department profile

Liverpool Screen School

Liverpool John Moores University
2020/21 edition

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About Liverpool Screen School

Liverpool Screen School is a leading provider of education and professional training in media, culture, journalism, performing arts and writing. We are dedicated to ensuring that, on graduation, you will stand out from the crowd in the jobs market.

We offer a diverse range of postgraduate taught and research degree programmes, covering key sectors of the creative industries.

All programmes are taught by respected, approachable, industry-experienced academics whose research informs their teaching. This combination of subject and industry experience ensures that cutting-edge professional practice is embedded in all of our courses. We have strong links with local, national and international companies and institutions, including the BBC, ITV, Trinity Mirror, Lime Pictures, Classic FM, Communication University of Zhejiang in Hangzhou and the Institute of the Arts, Barcelona.

We also organise the Liverpool Film Seminar series and are involved in Sound City, Doc/Fest and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

World leading research

The School has three main research groups, all of which have a strong local, national and international reach:

  • Media, Culture, Communications
  • Writers’ Workshop
  • Drama and Performance

All three groups feed into two research clusters:

  • Journalism, Media and Communication
  • Culture, Identity and Policy

Within these areas our research teams explore fields including:

  • creative writing
  • press regulation
  • responsible and ethical journalism
  • transnational cinema (European, African-American)
  • digital inclusion
  • social media
  • national identity and security discourse

Our work has informed the Leveson Inquiry into press standards, influenced foreign policy and, thanks to our Free to Write project (funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation) helped to change the lives of UK prisoners and offenders.

A wide portfolio of postgraduate degrees

Liverpool Screen School’s taught masters portfolio covers a wide range of topics, all of which are embedded in the rich history of the University, informed by research and led by a rich mixture of published academics and former practitioners.

Excellent facilities in the heart of Liverpool

Based in Redmonds Building in LJMU’s Mount Pleasant campus, Liverpool Screen School students have access to state of the art technology and facilities, including news rooms, broadcast suites, green screen, a dedicated TV studio and lecture theatres. The building houses students in law and business, providing a great atmosphere for students and staff. Students on the Musical Theatre programme will be mainly based in the JH Makin Drama Studio within the city’s cultural quarter, as well as the brand new Drama Centre in the John Foster Building, a few minutes walk from the Aldham Robarts library and Redmonds Building.

Aldham Robarts Library

At the back of the John Foster Building is the Aldham Robarts Library, which gives access to an exceptional range of materials to support the study of Screen School topics.

Special Collections and Archives

In partnership with Liverpool John Moores University Library Services, the Faculty of Arts and Social Studies have made significant investments in a range of Special Collections and Archives, including the Willy Russell Archive, and Punch and the Victorian Periodical Press Collection. These form part of the wealth of resources available to both our undergraduates and our postgraduates.

Contact details

0151 231 5175
Redmonds Building
Brownlow Hill
L3 5UG
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