The University of Newcastle, Australia

Cultivating creativity

At the School of Creative Industries, we are animators, communicators, musicians, performers, artists, designers and so much more.

Our precinct in the Newcastle CBD – comprised of NUspace, the Conservatorium of Music, University House and Northumberland House (Watt Space Gallery) – provides state-of-the-art facilities to more than 2,000 students.

We deliver innovative experiences across design, filmmaking, animation, music, journalism, dance, drama, games design, and art. Our School also offers music production suites, performing arts and visual communication spaces, and cutting-edge design and creative arts facilities.

Creative Collaboration

Creative Industries students produced the official music video for The Living End’s new single ‘Not Like The Other Boys’.

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#1 in Australia ? for skills satisfaction
#5 in Australia ? for overall postgraduate education experience

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School research

Research in the School of Creative Industries reflects the creative, dynamic and multimedia-oriented nature of the areas of communication, creative arts, design, music and natural history illustration.

Our researchers benefit from working across disciplines in ways that enable more complex approaches to broader areas of study and practice.

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Latest news

News • 4 Jun 2020

Criminology expert in police accountability comments on George Floyd case

The tragic death of George Floyd on 25 May has once again emphasised the significance of bystander video distributed through social media as a police accountability mechanism, says University of Newcastle Criminologist, Dr Justin Ellis.

miners and families at the Lambton mine in 1888.

News • 4 May 2020

New book looks at how migrants used music to help shape their lives in nineteenth-century Newcastle

How did nineteenth-century migrants to Australia use music to make sense of their new surroundings? That is the question focused on in a newly published book authored by School of Creative Industries researcher and member of the Centre for 21st Century Humanities, Dr Helen English.

Nancy Cushing

News • 9 Mar 2020

History under the spotlight at the Newcastle Writers Festival

The Newcastle Writers Festival will again this year feature talks from historians, not only from the University of Newcastle, but also from the local area and beyond.

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Upcoming events


Event • 4 Aug 2020 from 6:00pm - 1 Sep 2020 until 7:00pm

Synth Sound Secrets: Short Course

This course will help you expand your knowledge from the constraints of the traditional piano to an array of modern keyboards with various techniques to learn how to get the most out of your keyboard and devices.

Mixing board

Event • 5 Aug 2020 from 5:00pm - 2 Sep 2020 until 6:00pm

From Beat to Release: Short Course

This short course will help you complete your songs, ready for release.

Mixing board

Event • 5 Aug 2020 from 6:30pm - 18 Aug 2020 until 7:30pm

Ableton Push Collaboration: Short Course

Be a part of Australia’s first Ableton Push collaboration!

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