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.
Learn about our research
Our superb research culture provides a bridge between academic research and teaching, as well as culture, heritage and the arts.
Meet our staff
The School of Arts and Cultures is home to over 160 members of academic, technical, and professional staff.
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.
Sarah Hill is an Early Career Academic Fellow whose research interests include feminist media studies, particularly girlhood.
Magnus Williamson is Professor of Early Music at Newcastle University. He's a specialist in music form the late Middle Ages and early Renaissance.
Joanne Sayner is a Senior Lecturer in Cultural and Heritage Studies, whose research expertise is in the politics of remembering in contemporary culture.
Karen Ross is Professor of Gender and Media at the School of Arts and Cultures at Newcastle University. Her teaching and research primarily focuses on the relationships between gender, media and politics.
Gareth Longstaff is Lecturer in Media and Cultural Theory and the Head of Learning and Teaching for both the undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes in Media, Culture, Heritage.
Andrew Burton is Professor of Fine Art at Newcastle University. He is currently working on a large research project in collaboration with the National Trust and English Heritage.