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  • Catherine Whistler of the Ashmolean Museum and Kent's Ben Thomas have been awarded a Leverhulme research project grant for £135265 over the next two years. It will support a series of research workshops and events taking an interdisciplinary approach to the study of Raphael's drawings. This research will also contribute towards an exhibition at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, co-curated by Catherine Whistler and Ben Thomas, which will open in... Continue

  • This year’s MA Film with Practice students have been busy this term taking part in masterclasses with some of the film industry’s leading cinematographers, sound designers and editors who have worked on productions such as Game of Thrones, Downton Abbey, The Queen, The Selfish Giant and Life on Mars to name a few. Sound Recording: David Lascelles (Downton Abbey, Endeavour) Sound Design: Anna Bertmark (feature f... Continue

  • The School of Arts is delighted to be able to offer The Vice Chancellor’s Research Scholarships for new PhD students starting in the academic year 2016/17. These scholarships will be offered at the standard UK Research Council’s rate and administered under the Graduate Teaching Assistant Scheme, further details of which can be found at The scholarships cover full home/EU fees plus a mainte... Continue

  • We are pleased to announce that drama academic Clare Finburgh has received an AHRC/LABEX grant for her project ‘Reviewing Spectacle: the Pasts, Presents and Futures of the Situationist International in Contemporary Performance.’ This joint AHRC/LABEX project brings together a team including the live artist Graeme Miller, and researchers from the Universities of Kent (Clare Finburgh), Glasgow (Carl Lavery) and Pa... Continue

  • You are warmly invited to  The Beacon Institute Inaugural Lecture in partnership with the Being Human Festival 2015   ‘Film, Art and the Third Culture’ by Professor Murray Smith (University of Kent) Wednesday 18 November from 5pm Jarman Studio 2,  University of Kent, Canterbury  To be followed by a drinks reception on the Jarman mezzanine.   Murray Smith, Professor of Film at the U... Continue

  • 26 October 2015

    The University of Kent is proud to be part of the Consortium for the Humanities and the Arts South-East England (CHASE) which was awarded a £17million Doctoral Training Partnership by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) in October 2013. Our partners include The Courtauld Institute of Art, Goldsmiths, the Open University, and the Universities of East Anglia, Essex, and Sussex. CHASE is one of only 11 UK AHRC-funded Doctoral Training Partnerships and the partners have committe... Continue

  • Dr Mattias Frey, School of Arts’ Reader in Film, has been awarded the Philip Leverhulme Prize. Philip Leverhulme Prizes recognise the achievement of outstanding researchers whose work has already attracted international recognition and whose future career is exceptionally promising. The prize scheme carries with it an award of £100,000, which can be used for any purpose that advances the prize-holder's... Continue

  • Dr Shaun May’s new book Rethinking Practice as Research and the Cognitive Turn is due out on Wednesday 14th October, and is available to pre-order from Palgrave (with a 30% discount!) here. There is also a sample chapter – the introduction to the book – available to download. Rethinking Practice as Research and the Cognitive Turn The last 15 years has seen an explosion of studies that u... Continue

  • The National Student Survey Results 2015 for Drama and Film have been released and we are happy to announce our results. Overall Satisfaction: Film has been ranked 6th in the UK with a score of 93% satisfied with the course. Drama has an overall satisfaction score of 81%. History of Art has an overall satisfaction score of 96%. Other observations: 91% of Drama students said that staff were enthusiastic about what they are teaching. 95% of Film students ag... Continue

  • Please join us for the first Centre for Cognition, Kinesthetics and Performance research seminar of the year on: Wednesday 7th October, 5.30pm  – 7pm in Jarman 2 Re-Presenting CKP: selected papers from the 2015 Theatre and Performance Research Association annual conference. Three members of the Centre will present short papers on their current research. Roanna Mitchell 'Body Anxiety in Drama Schools: what a... Continue

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