School of Arts
The School of Arts at De Montfort University encompasses performance arts, visual arts and arts management courses, offering undergraduate and postgraduate study that encourages a cutting-edge approach to contemporary practice together with strong academic critical enquiry and analysis.
Study within the School is underpinned by our academic staff many of whom are active practitioners and leading researchers. Our high-grade teaching provides an innovative and creative learning environment.
At the core of the School are a range of first class facilities, the PACE building, which is dedicated to performance arts, extensive fine art studios and an array of music studios and dedicated spaces.
The School encourages and facilitates regular student exhibitions and performances. Annual events include the University Dance Festival, the Drama Studies showcase Exit Souls, the MTI concert series, and a range of visual arts exhibitions.
With much of the School's activity forming part of the City's cultural life we have developed several partnerships with key cultural centres and organisations. These include the Curve Threatre and Phoenix Square including the DMU Cube exhibition space. The University has recently signed a partnership with Leicester's nationally renowned Comedy Festival.
Research is key to the our success and informs all our undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and learning. Our areas of expertise include Contemporary Dance, Electroacoustic Music, Performance Practices, Renaissance theatre and Fine Art Practice.
The School is home to the Music, Technology and Innovation Research Centre (MTIRC) which is one of the leading UK centres for the creation and study of electroacoustic music.
Listen to our students
Find out why Samuel Javid, Laura Evans and Siobhan Phillips find studying in The School of Arts at DMU so rewarding.
Cultural Exchanges Festival
Our BA (Hons) Arts and Festivals Management students organise the Faculty-wide annual Cultural Exchanges festival. This nationally acclamied festival has attracted guests such as Germaine Greer, Trevor Nelson, Adele Parks, Janet Street-Porter, Ben Okri, Billy Bragg, Linton Kwesi Johnson, Grayson Perry, Alan Moore, Trevor Nelson, Debbie Issit and Lemn Sissay.
Cultural Exchanges festival website