About the Faculty
Welcome to the Faculty of Performance, Visual Arts and Communications Faculty website.
The Faculty consists of five Schools (Design, Media and Communication, Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies, Music and Performance and Cultural Industries).
We have one of the broadest portfolios in the creative arts and technologies of the Russell Group of research-intensive universities and this brings together a diverse mix of approaches to our subject areas, including those from the creative arts and humanities, the social sciences, and science and technology.
We promote excellence in student education and aim to provide a world-class undergraduate and postgraduate experience. Our graduates are distinctive both as creative scholars and as reflective practitioners, and many of our alumni have become leaders in their professions.
Our academics include many world-leading scholars and we deliver innovative and internationally-significant research activities that have benefited society.
In the 2013-2014 Times Higher Education World University Rankings for Arts and Humanities for 2013-14, the Arts and Humanities subject area at Leeds (of which the Faculty is part) was rated 60th in the world.
The Faculty’s resources include the beautiful nineteenth-century Clothworkers’ Centenary Concert Hall; stage@leeds, the University’s public-licensed theatre complex which features Stage One (a 180-seat main auditorium) and the Alec Clegg Studio (an 52-seat ‘black box’ studio); the ULITA textiles archive; the Philip M. Taylor Cinema and a number of exhibition and performance spaces.
We have relationships with many regional and national organisations in the cultural and industrial sectors, including Opera North (though our University-level partnership DARE), Marks and Spencer, the National Media Museum, the West Yorkshire Playhouse, the Hepworth Wakefield, the Henry Moore Institute, Harewood House and The Leeds International Piano Competition.
Professor David Cooper
Dean of the Faculty of Performance, Visual Arts and Communications