School of Arts

Study in our dynamic, energetic and creative community, where you’ll work with students from across our arts courses to broaden your artistic horizons while devleoping your own personal style. 

The School of Arts is a place where talent thrives and ambitions are realised. Our Arts courses are rated Top 20 in the Guardian University Guide 2020 and our impressive facilities range from our producing and learning theatre, creative dance house and purpose-built studios. 

You’ll join a creative community that is supportive in helping students shape their individual identities and styles. Our courses focus on graduate employability, helping you to establish yourself as an artist; this may be through work placements, real world projects and the chance to showcase your work at events including the end of year Degree Show.

Courses are led by experienced practitioners, many are artists and designers with key industry contacts. Their fresh and dynamic approach to teaching will encourage you to learn through risk-taking and experimentation to develop your portfolio. You’ll learn skills that can be applied to a range of fields from design to writing, performance to education and curating to publishing. 

Explore our courses pages to find out about student success stories and realise your own creative ambition.

Top20for Art**Guardian University Guide 2020
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Facilities

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Exhibitions

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Our Staff

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Our Arts research

The Digital and Material Artistic Research Centre (DMARC) is the home to artistic research from the disciplines of Performing Arts, Music, Media, Art and Design within the School of Arts.

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