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Department of Arts


The Department of Arts is a leading centre for supporting and energising creative practice and academic study in both visual and performing arts.  Our aim is to make a difference to the artistic and cultural landscape through the delivery of excellence in student support, learning and teaching, dedicated research and scholarly activity.

We have an established track record for producing educated and highly skilled graduates pursuing careers in a wide range of areas including art practice, arts development, museum and gallery curatorship and administration, theatre management, community engagement, cultural enterprise, art conservation, choreography and performance, as well as in education and academic research – and many of our graduates remain professionally active in the north east region.

As a visual and performing arts student you will benefit from excellent resources, including the Department’s own professional exhibition space - Gallery North, a new theatre, and our centre for professional practice Graduate Studios Northumbria.  Students also benefit from the expertise of our cultural partnerships with BALTIC, Centre for Contemporary Art and Live Theatre.

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