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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  • Arts alumna takes leading role at University of Toronto

    Alumna Professor Alexandra Gillespie, an internationally renowned humanities researcher, has been appointed the new Vice-President of the University of Toronto (U of T), and Principal, University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM).

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    Literacy in lockdown

    Dr Doug Van Belle from the University’s School of English, Film, Theatre, Media Studies, and Art History spent his lockdown helping create a read-along novel, helping kids across the world keep up with their reading skills during the pandemic.

  • Three Sisters in the bubble

    One moment, they were rehearsing Anton Chekhov’s seminal Three Sisters for the first time, the next moment New Zealand went into lockdown and the world was spun on its head for Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington THEA301 students, who had been readying themselves for a choreographed production of Russian theatre.

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Upcoming events

  • Writing Billy Apple

    A seminar on the challenges of writing a monograph on NZ concept artist, Billy Apple.

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