Be more human

At UNSW Arts & Media, discover what individuals and societies need to feel human in a digital age. From advertising, PR, and music, to journalism, creative writing, screen production, and theatre and performance, our degrees enable you to drive change in your world while enriching your life.

Students in class at the Esme Timbery Creative Practice Lab
in Australia for Performing Arts

in the 2024 QS World University Rankings by Subject

Top 5
rating for Research Impact

Australian Research Council’s 2018 Excellence in Research


State-of-the-art performance and rehearsal spaces

Our study areas

Creative writing

Creative writing empowers you to produce innovative contributions to contemporary literature. You’ll explore experimental writing across genres in fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction and more.

English literary studies

With our world-ranking English literary studies, you’ll study with teachers and researchers who are deeply passionate about their work and believe that English is more than an academic discipline.

Film studies

Over its 120-year history, film has evolved from a novelty item to a medium that informs every aspect of society and contemporary life. Studying film studies will help you tell and share stories.

Media and communications

Contemporary media influences all aspects of our lives. You’ll investigate and learn from leading academics and have opportunities to work with real clients on live projects.


Learn that music is more than just an expression. We’ll help you develop your ability to the highest standards in performing, composing, researching, producing or teaching.

Theatre and performance

Explore live performance. Be part of stage plays with professional directors, work with a team on collaborative creations, stage an action in public spaces or undertake work as a solo performer.

Research & impact

Research projects

Discover our wide range of research projects at the UNSW School of the Arts & Media.

Research strengths

Find out more about our research strengths: English and creative writing, film, media and communications, music, and theatre, performance and dance studies.

Research hubs and networks

Our students have achieved many great things during their time at the UNSW School of the Arts & Media, and after graduation.

Ways to connect