School of The Arts

About the school

The School of The Arts at the University of Hull is a vibrant, multi-disciplinary, arts community which specialises in the creative industries, drama, film, game and graphic design, media, music and music production.

Our rich history spans over 50 years. Many leading industry practitioners studied here and the school's academics are all experts in their fields.

Our excellent facilities include state-of-the-art recording studios, the world-class Middleton Hall concert venue and media labs. We're also one of the few universities in the UK to have a fully working, professionally licensed theatre, The Gulbenkian Centre.


Athena Swan Bronze Award

Our work

Arts in Isolation

The Arts in Isolation project examines the challenges of creating art during an era of social distancing.

Funded by the Ferens Education Trust and led by Dr Andrew King, the project has begun creating artistic works to share online with arts organisations and regional schools. The project also investigates the context of working in this way when considering collaboration, audience engagement and performance in isolation.

The project began in September 2020 and works with external partners including Absolutely Cultured, BBC Introducing, Polyphony Arts, the Hull Music Recital Club and Virtual Concert Halls.