The Faculty consists Performance & Visual Arts subject areas, including those from the creative arts, humanities, the social sciences and science and technology. Faculty of Performance & Visual Arts promote excellence in student education and aim to provide a world-class undergraduate and postgraduate experience. Our graduates are distinctive both as creative scholars and as reflective practitioners and they have become leaders in their professions.
We promote research and student education in an environment of methodological innovation aiming for excellence in critical, theoretical and practice-based modes of inquiry. We undertake research that is interdisciplinary and collaborative as well as supporting the work of the individual scholar .Our university champions intellectual achievement in the fields of Design, Fine Art, Histories of Art and Cultural Studies, Media and Communication, Music, Performance and the Cultural Industries creating an environment that fosters intellectual and creative risk-taking. Current areas of research with cross-faculty participation include digital humanities, heritage and accessing the past, digital performance, citizenship and communication, critical humanities, cultural co-creation and user-centred design processes, medical humanities and, critical cultural policy studies. These are underpinned by a broad, deep and rich portfolio of individual and group research interests. The Faculty enjoys an enviable reputation for innovation in engaging a range of communities (public, industry, community and policy) in research through a systematic program of knowledge exchange supported by its dedicated Culture, Society and Innovation Hub and the Cultural and Creative Industries Exchange, the Faculty of Arts. We enjoy a wide range of partnerships with external organizations across the breadth of creative and cultural disciplines. Our extensive range of creative exhibition and performance spaces provide important sites for the development and exhibition of research, student education and knowledge exchange.