Our research

UNSW School of the Arts & Media is distinguished by contemporary and interdisciplinary scholarship in the creative and performing arts, and humanities.

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We have an exceptional record of scholarly achievement in English literature and cultural studies with academic staff comprising Australian Research Council Postdoctoral, Future and Professorial Fellows. We also received excellent results in the latest ARC’s Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA 2018). We were rated 5, well above international standards, for research output in specialist studies in creative arts, writing and film studies.

Research projects

Discover our wide range of research projects at UNSW School of the Arts & Media. Whether it’s uncovering the latest in AI, live performance, or technologies of perception in war and culture, you’ll learn more about the benefits and impact of our research.

Research strengths

At UNSW School of the Arts & Media, we undertake creative, critical and applied research into the arts and media. Find out more about our research strengths: English and creative writing, film, media and communications, music, and theatre, performance and dance studies.

Research hubs & networks

UNSW School of the Arts & Media is home to a range of research hubs and networks that seek to identify scholars working in research fields, such as film studies, philosophy, art history, comparative literature, and language studies. They provide forums for exchange and produce research outputs through collaborations including grants, publications, screenings and other projects.