School of Arts

  • 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

  • After a nomination and rigorous peer review process, Professor Paul Allain is delighted to have been selected to be a member of the Academia Europaea. He will work in the new section Film, Media and Visual Studies, which has grown out of the Literary and Theatrical Studies group. He will be joining a distinguished list of European scholars from several disciplines. This pan-European organisation aims to advance excellence in scholarship in the humanities as ... Continue

  • 4 August 2015

    Clearing at Kent is now open and the School of Arts has a limited number of vacancies for good candidates on our Drama, Film and History of Art programmes.   To view the list of Clearing vacancies and submit your application, please visit the Kent Clearing site. Continue

  • Congratulations to Adam Chodzko, Senior Lecturer in Fine Art who has been shortlisted for the Derek Jarman Film Award alongside 5 other film makers and directors. The award (and also our School of Arts building) is named after film maker Derek Jarman. Adrian Wootton, chief executive of Film London, the body that organises the award, said it “showcases some of the UK’s most interesting artists working with the mo... Continue

  • Professor Paul Allain has received  £76,980 from the Leverhulme Trust over two years for a research grant. The project is titled ‘Physical Actor Training – an Online A-Z and ebook', and is to make films and companion commentaries for Methuen Drama Bloomsbury. Our former colleague Prof Frank Camilleri is Co-I, who will be visiting for the project, and we will be appointing a research assistant with experience of digital manipulation of film material and online ... Continue

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