Within our School we offer five programmes—English Literature, Film, Theatre, Media Studies, and Art History—all which treat the arts of expression in the full range of media (textual, visual, theatrical, cinematic, televised, and digital). There is a fascinating range of undergraduate and Honours courses to choose from and we also host a dynamic community of students at MA and PhD levels.  You will be taught by our experienced and innovative lecturers and researchers who publish their work as books, journal articles, films, productions, and exhibitions.


Staff and postgraduate students are actively involved in a variety of research.

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Latest news

  • Millie Riddell in the New Zealand Art Archive administered by Adam Art Gallery.

    Art History alumna latest Adam Art Gallery intern

    Art History alumna Millie Riddell has started her six-month stint as the latest Adam Art Gallery Intern at Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington. She has a BA Honours degree in Art History from the University and has just completed an MA at the Courtauld Institute of Art in London.

  • The cast of 'HOLE' rehearse. 
Photo: Sam Tippet

    A 'HOLE' lot of University connections

    HOLE, a play by Lynda Chanwai-Earle, opens at Circa Theatre on 22 September with a host of Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington connections.

  • A group of seven people on a stage with a white background

    Wellington scholar changing refugee narratives

    Iranian photographer Ehsan Hazaveh wants to challenge the stereotypical stories people often see in the media about refugees through his PhD in Media Studies at Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington.

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Upcoming events

  • The Glitter Garden

    The Glitter Garden is a drag musical extravaganza for kids—the first of its kind in the world—featuring dazzling outfits, sickening moves and fierce lip syncing

    Venue: Circa Theatre

  • Creativity, Illness and First-person Documentaries

    This presentation focuses on first-person documentaries of filmmakers who have turned to the feature-length documentary form to transform their experience of illness into a narrative.

    Venue: 81 Fairlie Terrace, Room 103 (81FT103)