Our new School is made up of the former Department of Music and Department of Theatre, Film, Television and Interactive Media.

This collaboration brings contemporary, dynamic and creative disciplines together to develop new areas in teaching and learning, research and practice, and external collaborations.

Our vision

We aim to be a leader in creativity, combining academic scholarship with creative practice and industry relevance.

We will make a difference by:

  • offering innovative and relevant programmes in a wide range of creative disciplines
  • conducting cutting-edge research, scholarship and creative practice projects
  • facilitating stimulating interdisciplinary work in the arts and creative technologies 
  • addressing the current and future needs of the creative industries locally, nationally and globally
  • inspiring, educating and training those who wish to develop careers in these industries, in a collaborative and nurturing community
  • generating ideas, productions and experiences to foster and promote communication, understanding and empathy in the wider society.

Our subjects

Our facilities

Our bespoke £35m media centre boasts industry-standard facilities including: two professional theatres, three television studios, an interactive design lab, post-production suites, a cinema and more.

We're also home to the Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall, a 350-seat concert hall on campus which welcomes an eclectic range of professional artists. 

We have a range of smaller venues, including the Rymer Auditorium, teaching rooms, practice spaces and studios where almost every kind of music is performed.

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Equality, diversity and inclusivity

We celebrate and value diversity and aim to advance equality and inclusion through our teaching, research and practice by:

  • fostering a supportive and egalitarian environment for all staff and students
  • promoting good practice around equality, diversity and inclusion in higher education and the creative industries
  • taking a proactive approach to tackling systemic inequalities and the challenges faced by women, minority groups and people with disabilities in higher education and the creative industries
  • signposting staff and students to the support available to them.

We're committed to ensuring equality, diversity and inclusion inform the formation of new creative industry professionals, as well as the industries, their practices and products.

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Health and wellness

Our School is dedicated to helping those who study and work with us to develop the skills needed to sustain a long, healthy and happy career.

We strive to help people develop their capability and motivation to be healthy within an environment that promotes healthy practices and cultures.

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We host a huge range of events throughout the academic year such as film festivals, screenings, theatre shows, YorkConcerts, musical ensemble performances, panel discussions, academic conferences and many more.

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