School of Performance and Cultural Industries

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School of Performance and Cultural Industries

The School of Performance and Cultural Industries creates new knowledge through the lens of performance, within the context of the arts and cultural industries.

We investigate the creation of cultural artefacts, movements and events, exploring how cultural activity changes the lives of artists, audiences and people in the wider world. Through performance we develop understanding about creativity and cultural activity, how it is applied in our everyday lives and its power to drive change.

The School of Performance and Cultural Industries is actively working to build a diverse and inclusive school community that supports all staff and students. Our Equality and Inclusion Lead is Dr Jonathan Price. Access staff and student resources and find out more about our current projects. 

Studying with us

We are looking for individuals who want to make things happen with a thirst for knowledge about the world around them. Our students are the makers, thinkers and creators of the future.

During your time with as an undergraduate student you’ll develop the creativity of the artist, the insight of the cultural activist and the dynamism of the entrepreneur.

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As a postgraduate student you’ll gain potential to challenge cultural practices, contribute to policy making, and shape the landscape of communities within which you’ll work.

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During your PhD you can experience a supportive, stimulating and challenging research environment alongside academics who share your passion for your subject.

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most targeted UK university by graduate recruiters

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in the world for Arts and Humanities

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