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  • The School of Arts are delighted to be able to offer The Vice Chancellor's Research Scholarships for new PhD students starting in the academic year 2017/18. These scholarships will be offered at the standard UK Research Council's rate and administered under the Graduate Teaching Assistant Scheme. The scholarships cover full Home/EU fees plus a maintenance grant and a salary which will total an amount equivalent t... Continue

  • The renowned German theatre director Thomas Ostermeier is to receive an honorary degree from the University. He is due to receive a Doctor of Arts degree at a ceremony at Canterbury Cathedralon Friday, 18 November 2016. An actor and theatre director, Thomas Ostermeier now works predominantly at the Schaubühne in Berlin. The Schaubühne is affiliated as an institutional member of the European Theatre Research Netw... Continue

  • AHRC CHASE Scholarships 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, University of London, the Open University, and the Universities of East Anglia, Essex, and Sussex. SOAS and Birkbeck, ... Continue

  • The School of Arts invites you to join our exciting research events this coming term  Wednesday 5th October, 5pm-7pm, Jarman Studio 2, University of Kent A Centre for Cognition, Kinesthetics and Performance (CKP) and Centre for Popular and Comic Performance (PCP) seminar with Angie Varakis, University of Kent 'Positive Emotion and Cognition in the Spectating of Aristophanic Comedy' What can positive psychology tell us about the ancient audie... Continue

  • We are delighted to let you know that the Moving Memory Dance Theatre Company (founded and run by our very own Sian Stevenson & Jayne Thompson) have been awarded an Arts Council R&D Grant to develop their new work, Beyond the Marigolds – match funding is being awarded by Kent Arts Innovation fund (KCC). This new production will further develop the distinctive style of the company, extending integration of live... Continue

  • Congratulations to Dave Coccoza (Final Year Film BA) and Miguel Santos (1st year Drama and English & American Literature) who both won awards at the Employability Rewards Evening on Tuesday 31st May. The Highest Scoring Student from the Faculty of Humanities Reward sponsored by Canterbury City Council Winner: Dave Cocozza This student, from the School of Arts, has managed to acquire an impressive 1,835 points whilst at the University of Kent. During... Continue

  • Congratulations to arts students Sophie Joint (Art and Film) and Hannah Abbott (Art and Film) who have both been awarded scholarships to attend the Paris Summer School this year. The Paris Summer School is focused on the theme of 'Revolutions'. This allows students to explore how French culture has long been at the centre of innovation in the fields of architecture, film, literature, art, philosophy and drama. Sophie and Hannah will spend two weeks... Continue

  • The Guardian League Tables were published on Monday and we are happy to announce the School of Arts subject rankings: Media and Film is ranked 3rd in the UK History of Art is ranked 8th in the UK Drama is ranked 31st in the UK These rankings reflect our superb commitment to teaching and ensuring the student experience is exemplary. The University of Kent as a whole is ranked 23rd in the UK. To see the full league table visit the Guardian Website. Continue

  • Drama academic Professor Peter Boenisch’s new book ‘The Theatre of Thomas Ostermeier’ written in collaboration with Thomas Ostermeier himself, was published last week. Thomas Ostermeier is arguably the most internationally recognised German theatre director of his generation. With this book, he presents his directorial method for the first time. The Theatre of Thomas Ostermeier provides a toolkit for under... Continue

  • The School of Arts is proudly hosting a symposium in honour of Professor Elizabeth Cowie, who recently retired, to celebrate the impact of her research and her contribution both to the School and to the Film Department. The event is open and free, but we would appreciate it if you could RSVP to arts@kent.ac.uk. The Politics and Aesthetics of Representation in Film and Video – Celebrating Elizabeth Cowie Monday 6 June, 10:30-17:00 Jarman Studi... Continue

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Last Updated: 21/10/2016