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About us

Our vision

Nurturing creative practice alongside academic knowledge

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Our new School launches in August 2019 and will be complete by August 2020. We are located in Millburn House on the central University campus, but will be relocating to the new Faculty of Arts building for the 2021/22 academic year.

The staff in our academic subject areas work closely with students, staff, writers, creative producers, performers, social entrepreneurs, theatre-makers, media managers, literary translators, cultural place-makers and art and heritage specialists, curators, communicators and artistic producers. Our approach is cross-disciplinary and multi-directional.

We help each other to engage critically and develop new events, new arts, new ideas and new companies and are a strong link between arts, cultural and creative organisations. We are working closely with Warwick Arts Centre and the 2021 City of Culture in Coventry and with the Innovation team at Warwick to explore student enterprise incubators in order to accelerate activities for students and graduates.

Our focus is on sustainable practices, social justice, community and collaboration. We, and our students, understand the shaping powers of the past and are unafraid to shape the future.

"The School will provide exciting opportunities for new developments in teaching and research in the arts, cultural and creative industries. This is particularly important with Coventry becoming City of Culture in 2021 and will encourage greater collaboration and innovation within the University, the local region, nationally and internationally."

Professor Christine Ennew, Provost