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School of Arts, Faculty of Art, Design and Humanities, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK

Our collaboration with the Curve Theatre has given our  students the opportunity to work with professional directors in a world-class setting

Art and Design Degree Show|

Featuring work from Fine Art BA (Hons) and Photography and Video BA (Hons)  graduating students

Art and Design Degree Show 2015 |
Exit Souls: The Drama festival

School of Arts drama students take part in a series of showcase events across the City of Leicester

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Glorious Collisions

Where the live and digital arts collide with glorious results

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Fresh, exuberant and challenging performances from our dance students. 12 - 13 June 2015

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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 is a range of first-class facilities including the Performance Arts Centre of Excellence (PACE) building| and extensive fine art studios.

The School encourages and facilitates regular student exhibitions and performances. Annual events include the University Dance Festival|, the Drama Studies showcase Exit Souls|, Glorious Collisions| featuring our Performance Arts students, 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 Theatre and Phoenix Square including the DMU Cube exhibition space. The university also has a partnership with the nationally renowned Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival.

Research is key to our success and informs all our undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and learning. Our areas of expertise include Contemporary Dance, Performance Practices, Renaissance theatre and Fine Art practice.

Listen to our students

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 Arts and Festivals Management students organise the annual Cultural Exchanges festival. This nationally acclaimed festival has attracted guests such as poet Benjamin Zephaniah, artist David Shrigley, historian Dominic Sandbrook, cultural commentator Lord Melvyn Bragg and percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie.

Cultural Exchanges festival website |


PACE in Action

Students describe their experience of the PACE building.

School of Arts news

Latest news from the School of Arts

School of Arts events
School of Arts events

Listing of our concerts, events, exhibitions, and performances.