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

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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News • 6 Mar 2020

Discover the stories behind the stories: Newcastle Writers Festival 2020

With another amazing line up of authors, academics, commentators and journalists, including a wealth from our University, tickets to this year’s Newcastle Writers Festival, on April 3-5, will be in hot demand!

University of Newcastle student Reid McManus

News • 6 Mar 2020

Students at the heart of unique partnership with music industry giant BMG

An opportunity to work alongside some of the world’s biggest and best-established artists and music industry professionals is now a reality for students at the University of Newcastle.

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Upcoming events

Event • 6 Apr 2020 at 6:30pm

CANCELLED - Voice, Treaty, Truth 2020 Public Forum

Sadly, we have decided to cancel the Purai Public Form on Voice Treaty Truth, given the COVID-19 situation and the cancellation of the Newcastle Writers’ Festival, and will reschedule for…

Tim Ross (Photo by Alex Mayes)

Event • 29 Apr 2020 at 6:30pm

Tim Ross | Designing a Legacy: Newcastle

Almost everyone says goodbye to their family home at some stage. It’s hard enough at the best of times. Now imagine if your family home is designed by one of…

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Event • 17 Jun 2020 at 12:00am

POSTPONED - ASPERA Conference 2020

RESCHEDULED DATE TBADUE TO THE CURRENTLY EVOLVING PUBLIC HEALTH SITUATION THE ORGANISERS HAVE DECIDED TO PLACE THIS EVENT ON HOLD UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. UPDATES WILL BE PROVIDED AS SOON AS…

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