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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  • L-R: Russell Campbell, Sarah Thomasson, Nicola Hyland, Sam Tippet, James Wenley, Phil Mann, Megan Evans, Sean Coyle, Liz Thompson, David O'Donnell, David Carnegie

    50 years of Theatre

    The Theatre programme is celebrating 50 years since its inception as Drama Studies at Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington in 1970. As part of the celebrations, the programme staff invited founding professor Phil Mann to tour the facilities and join them to discuss the creation, history, and evolution of the programme.

  • 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.