About our School
Welcome to the School of Creative Arts
The School was formed in 2005 as the School of Drama, Fine Art and Music (incorporating the Conservatorium) and has recently changed it's name to be more inclusive and to better represent the directions of our offers in undergraduate degrees in Fine Art, Music, Bachelor of Arts (Creative Arts), as well as major streams of study and postgraduate coursework and Research Higher Degrees. Our staff have national and international reputations in performance, creative work, scholarly research and teaching. We are living and breathing creative artists, researchers and/or performers - and sometimes a combination of the three.
Operating at four locations Newcastle (Callaghan), Newcastle (City), Central Coast (Ourimbah) and Port Macquarie, the School prides itself in providing high-level support to its students from undergraduate level through to postgraduate level.
The School has exciting links with the local region and various communities. The Newcastle Conservatorium Community Engagement program (funded by the NSW state government) is operated from the same location as the tertiary music program. Over 1500 students from the community regularly attend with activities ranging from early childhood classes to mature-aged student lessons. Our fine art discipline frequently stages productions for students and has been involved with some very exciting urban community projects. Fine art has strong connections with galleries all over the region with a fantastic city Watt Space gallery in which students are responsible for exhibiting their own work.
I hope you enjoy browsing through our web site and see, as I have discovered since commencing here, what a wonderful place the School of Creative Arts (incorporating the Conservatorium) is. It's where your dreams, aspirations and career opportunities can meet.
Professor Richard Vella
Head of School
University of Newcastle