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 NeW Space, 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 • 28 Oct 2019

Industry partnerships help fund research to future proof the cinema industry

Research will enhance the cinema going experience.

Sami Bayly with illustration of an ibis

News • 3 Sep 2019

Ugly is Beautiful for Innovation Award Winner

A love of weird and wonderful animals has inspired a remarkable beginning for alumnus and Newcastle natural history illustrator, Sami Bayly.

Alumnus Chrystal Moore

News • 3 Sep 2019

Scholarship Recipient Making Headlines for Science Research

Alumnus Chrystal Moore (Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies, 2016) is a Shaping Futures Scholarship recipient now making a difference in her dream job.

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Upcoming events

2020 Newcastle City Campus Careers Expo

Event • 31 Mar 2020 at 10:00am

Newcastle City Campus Careers Expo

The Newcastle City Campus Careers Expo is primarily targeted at Business, Law & Creative Industries students. The Newcastle City Campus Careers Expo is designed to promote graduate programs, vacation work…

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