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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.

Newcastle writers festival logo

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.

Helen English

News • 14 Feb 2020

New monthly radio spot features creative ageing researcher Dr Helen English

School of Creative Industries lecturer and Centre for 21st Century Humanities member, Dr Helen English will join ABC Radio Newcastle Mornings presenter Kia Handley in a monthly radio interview about her research that is focused on understanding the benefits of engagement with creative activities, such as in music, dance or art, for older members of society.


News • 5 Feb 2020

The GLAMX Lab – offering new skills to students from across the University

The GLAMX Lab offers the opportunity for students to learn hands-on skills to students and increase their employability.

George GITTOES Soljah

News • 3 Feb 2020

George Gittoes Art Exhibition documents world conflicts

George Gittoes exhibition documents world's conflicts.

The Living End filming with students from Creative Industries

News • 31 Jan 2020

It’s awards season all over again…..

OPINION: With the Golden Globes and the Grammys behind us and the Oscars up next, the celebration of ‘class of 2019’ will soon give way to speculation about likely candidates for next year’s awards.

News • 28 Oct 2019

Industry partnerships help fund research to future proof the cinema industry

Research will enhance the cinema going experience.


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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Event • 6 Aug 2020 from 5:00pm - 3 Sep 2020 until 7:00pm

Performing To Camera: Short Course

Aimed at vocalists of all ages and facilitated by singer and vocal coach, in this course participants will record/film themselves singing to backing tracks for the digital world.

Musician with guitar

Event • 6 Aug 2020 from 6:00pm - 3 Sep 2020 until 7:00pm

Sound and Colour – Online Song Writing Course

This online course is aimed at those who want to pursue or learn more about song writing and share their music with the world.

Spotify logo and earphones

Event • 9 Sep 2020 from 5:00pm - 23 Sep 2020 until 6:00pm

How To Release Music: Short Course

This 3-week course is designed to help artists navigate the various promotional strategies, release platforms and revenue streams.