The School of Arts and Cultures is large, multi-disciplinary, and diverse. It has three key subject areas: Fine Art, Music, and Media, Culture, Heritage. These subject areas contain further subgroups within them. Most notably within Fine Art, which encompasses: Art History, Creative Arts Practice and Digital Cultures, and within Media, Culture, Heritage, which contains: Media and Cultural Studies, Film, Journalism, PR and Marketing, and Museum, Gallery and Heritage Studies.

The School is distinctive because of the breadth of subjects and specialisms it encompasses, its excellent relationships with cultural partners, and its critical mass in creative practice expertise.

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Staff from the School of Arts and Cultures (SACs) talk about their research and teaching interests and specialities, click through the carousel below to hear about the diverse and multi-disciplinary environment across the School.

Latest news, views and events

Fine Art
Our annual Fine Art Degree Show showcases the work of our students who help to make our department one of the country's finest.
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Music
Postgraduate Recitals August 2018. Free admission but capacity may be limited.
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Fine Art
Michael Lyons discusses his exhibition 'Machines and Myths', his career, and his links to Newcastle University.
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Media, Culture, Heritage
As part of her association with the city-wide consortium 'The Women's 100', a name which celebrates 100 years since the start of women's suffrage, Professor Karen Ross has produced a film as one of several outcomes of the group's activities.
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Media, Culture, Heritage
Public lectures at Newcastle University are free and open to all. Our programme aims to inform, stimulate, entertain, and excite debate.
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Music
Magnus Williamson plays the new Bernard Aubertin organ in King’s Hall, Newcastle University: J. S. Bach’s chorale prelude, Mit Fried und Freud ich fahr dahin from the Orgelbüchlein.
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Fine Art
Newcastle University's Hatton Gallery has been at the heart of cultural life in the North East since the early 20th century.
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Media, Culture, Heritage
Gonal Bozoglu talks about her experience of working on two grant-funded projects in Media, Culture, Heritage.
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Music
The International Centre for Music Studies is co-organising (with Media, Culture and Heritage) a conference on 14 September 2018 under the heading of Eastern European Imaginaries.
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Music
School Outreach Concert a great success
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