School of Arts


The School of Arts is a world-leading centre for study and research involving visual and material arts, music and sound studies, curating, media industries and digital cultures of Asia, Africa and the Middle East, and their global diasporas.

Our unique concentration of experts, unsurpassed in scale and reach by any other institution worldwide, welcome you to our Department of the History of Art & Archaeology (HAA), our Department of Music and our Centre for Creative Industries, Media and Screen Studies.

Our Head of School says...

The School of Arts is a forum for innovative interdisciplinary research and teaching and also a vibrant and diverse community of researchers and students.

With our degree programmes across the creative arts at the core, we are one of only a few global centres specialising in the historical and contemporary arts of Asia, the Middle East and Africa.

Facts and figures

13th in the UK

QS World University Rankings 2022

World Top 50 in Arts and Humanities

QS World University Rankings 2021