School of Arts

  • 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

    Missed one of our open days? We'd still like to hear from you. Get in touch with us and learn more about our programmes and life in our vibrant community.

  • News and events

    • Alumni awarded Best Fiction Short at Cannes

      Two Oxford Brookes University alumni have received the Best Film Short at the Cannes Film Festival this week.Linda Ludwig and James Curle, who both studied Film at the University, won the accolade for Man of the Hour. The drama premiered at the festival was part of the official selection of the American Pavilion Emerging Filmmaker Showcase. It was written by actor, writer and producer Tom Palmer and co-produced and directed by Linda and James.
      Friday, 18 May 2018

    • The very first Oxford Brookes University MFA Fine Art Degree Show

      Come and see artworks by our very first cohort of talented MFA students. Refreshments will be available.
      Private View: Friday 29 June, 6-8pm, Richard Hamilton Building (ground floor),
      continues Saturday 30 June until Friday 6 July, 10am-4pm

    • Get some chalk on your boots! The Sounding Cultures of Football

      Get some chalk on your boots! investigates football through an exploration of its sounding cultures: from the ephemeral football soundscapes of the parish council pitches of South Oxfordshire to the terraces of the Stadio Mario Rigamonti, home of Brescia 1911.
      9:00, Friday, 15 June 2018 to 17:00, Sunday, 15 July 2018

  • Facilities and Resources

  • Research in the School of Arts

    The School of Arts provides a vibrant environment for staff and students to develop their research and is committed to building research excellence by nurturing existing and emerging strengths. The School currently has researchers engaged in practice-based research, and theoretical and archival research across the fields of Art & Design, Digital Media, Film, Music and Publishing.

  • Student Life in the School of Arts

    While your studies are a top priority, you will still want to make the most of everything else student life offers. Within the school there are always projects you can work on outside of your chosen field of study, it could be that you wish to work with students from other disciplines, creating the music for a film or digital media project, or filming a piece of performance art, the possibilities are many and various. This might be part of an assessed module or just something you would like to do for fun. Collaborations with students across different subjects is a good way to make more friends. The School of Arts are proud to run university wide initiatives such as The Documentary Club and the University Orchestra and Choir as well as many societies.