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

What influenced the way Akram works, the way he looks at work and the direction he's moving in?

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

F|estival of Creativity 2014

Celebrating our diverse, creative and innovative events.

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 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 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, Performance Practices, Renaissance theatre and Fine Art Practice.

Listen to our students

School of Arts video |

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 Germaine Greer, Trevor Nelson, Adele Parks, Janet Street-Porter, Ben Okri, Linton Kwesi Johnson, Grayson Perry, Alan Moore, Debbie Issit and Lemn Sissay.

Cultural Exchanges festival website |

PACE in Action

Students describe their experience of the PACE building.

School of Arts news

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School of Arts events
School of Arts events

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