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  • Welcome to the School of Arts

    Where creative practitioners and writers about the arts and culture work closely to create a stimulating environment. Our courses combine the academic rigour of traditional programmes with practical and vocational components. Arts students at Oxford Brookes are well placed to pursue a variety of careers in the creative industries.

  • Get in touch

    An open day is the best way to experience what the School of Arts
    at Oxford Brookes University has to offer.

  • News and events

    • 06Sep

      Bookbinding Evening Class

      Explore the basics for binding and repairing books.

    • 02Oct


      An exhibition by Andrew Holmes (Professor, School of Architecture). PROGRESS is a set of 20 hand drawn black and white realist images and texts that update John Bunyan’s allegory: The Pilgrims Progress, to the 21st century. Pilgrim’s wife is re-imagined as a female private detective driving through the sub-prime landscape of California, observing the locations of the original trials. The drawings are seen in the context of markedly sombre and austere black and white photographic prints that depict the surrounding landscape. Nature is seen as dark, intimidating, and threatening rather than benign.

    • 04Nov

      Undergraduate Open Day

      A university-wide open day for prospective undergraduate students, for 2018 entry.

  • Research in the School of Arts

    At Oxford Brookes University we are committed to building research excellence by developing our internationally recognised research portfolio while nurturing our emerging strengths. The School fosters practice and performance led research processes alongside critical engagement with creative practices and curatorial strategies.