The School of Film and TV Arts is dedicated to maintaining the highest standards of research and publication, believing that original research drives high-quality teaching.

The School of Film and TV Arts has identified the following key research directions based on the strength of our academic team and the strategic direction of XJTLU:

  • Digital/New media: Citizen media, Digital and new media, Digital archives, Digital ethics, Digital sociology, Mobile media content, New media and governance, Online activism, Online Literature.
  • Film, television and visual culture: Adaptation queer screen and ethnic celebrity culture, Film aesthetics, Film theory, European cinema, Global media flows and televisual globalization, Television studies, Visual and intercultural communication.
  • Journalism: Global journalism, Investigative Journalism, Journalism and public relations, News framing, News censorship, Political Journalism.
  • Media and Communication: Affect theory, Attention economy, Content development, Globalization and the media, Global media and entertainment, Intermediality studies, Media and communication policy, Media regulation and law, Media systems and societies, Media theory, Political communication, Science communication.
  • Media and Culture: Art history, Cultural and creative industries (CCIs), Cultural and media policy, Cultural history, Cultural studies, Feminism studies, Gender and sexual globalization, Gender and sexuality in popular and public discourses, Grassroots publics, and participatory practices, Medical humanities, Orientalist and occidentalist imaginaries, Pop culture in Chinese, Sinophone and East Asian societies, Posthumanism, Transcultural audience research, Transdisciplinary research in the intersections of art and philosophy with publicly engaged practice.

Our staff are internationally educated and highly trained in all areas of communication and media. Their research output stretches across the wide field of communication and media research and practice, and they have published many books and articles in the best academic journals, as well as produced films. A number of academic staff members have achieved top ratings for their research in surveys such as the UK Higher Education Research Assessment Exercise. Research conducted by our staff has attracted funding from organisations ranging from the Carnegie Trust and the Leverhulme Trust, to the UK's Arts and Humanities Research Council, and the Chinese Ministry of Education's National Education Science Scheme Foundation. Their expertise is brought to the classroom where they can teach students the latest developments in their respective fields.

You can find out more about academic staff members’ areas of research by visiting their staff profiles.