School of the Arts, English and Media

The School of the Arts, English and Media offers interdisciplinary degrees in creative arts, communication & media, journalism, and performance & theatre. We have a proven track record of producing professional-level graduates. Our excellence in practical learning and studio-based teaching means our students develop the skills that employers want.

What can I do with my degree?

Practical learning

Be inspired to aim high at a university that understands how to foster your conceptual understanding, technical and project development skills and produce career-ready graduate artists, performers, journalists and communicators. Our courses have a practical focus so that you can cultivate your own creative identity.

Courses & study options

My experience with my teachers is what I valued most while studying journalism. They were supportive, patient, passionate and talented, and I have so much respect for them and their work. My teachers gave me the opportunities to connect to the industry and the survival skills to stay in it. Alice MatthewsCo-host - The Feed, SBS Viceland | Bachelor of Journalism - Bachelor of Arts 2014 | Walkley Young Australian Journalist of the Year 2015
People reading newspapers for a research project in Creative Arts and Media UOW.
Derek Kreckler TAEM research
Spinning World TAEM research


The School of the Arts, English and Media conducts cutting edge research across media industries, contemporary art and the wider cultural sector. Our research provides a context for advanced practice and enquiry, as well as for sophisticated interdisciplinary dialogue and exchange.

School research


UOW ranks second in NSW and the ACT for undergraduate Creative Arts.

Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) 2021

Top 200

UOW rated among the top 200 universities in the world for Communication & Media Studies.

QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021