The multi-media and interdisciplinary Faculty consists of five Schools (Design, Media and Communication, Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies, Music and Performance and Cultural Industries).
School of Media and Communication
Since its foundation in 1988, the School has played a pioneering role in conducting world-class research and developing innovative programmes in communications studies. We are situated within one of the leading research universities in Europe, and students have judged Leeds the most popular city to study in Britain.
We offer eight taught masters programmes and three research degrees: PhD, MPhil and MA by Research.
School of Design
As a student of the School of Design you will become part of a lively postgraduate culture and a member of one or more of the School’s leading research centres. Specialist learning facilities include spacious design studios and research laboratories, and extensive resources for graphics, textiles, fashion design, sculpture and painting. You will also have access to one of the largest libraries in the UK.
We offer five taught masters programmes and three research degrees: PhD, MPhil and MSc by research.
School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies
The School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies has over thirty members of staff including artists, historians and theorists. Since the mid 1970s, the School has initiated and developed postgraduate programmes and research in the areas generally defined as critical and social histories of art, cultural studies, museum and heritage studies, feminist analyses and studio practice. Areas of research and teaching include Western and Non-Western histories of art from the classical to the contemporary; Continental and critical theory; museum, gallery and heritage studies; feminism and gender studies; a range of fine art practice.
School of Music
The School of Music has an international reputation for research and brings together acclaimed scholars, composers and performers in purpose-built premises at the heart of the Leeds campus. We offer six taught masters programmes and over fifty PhD candidates pursue research in a wide range of subjects. The School has over twenty academic staff working in critical and historical musicology, ethnomusicology, music psychology, composition, business and music, and computer music. We’re delighted to add that in the recent Taught Postgraduate Programme Survey, 100% of our Masters students responded positively to the final question “Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of my programme”, placing us at the top of the University for 2011/12.
We offer six taught masters programmes and three research degrees: PhD, MPhil and MA by Research.
School of Performance and Cultural Industries
The School of Performance and Cultural Industries’ ground-breaking Postgraduate courses are designed to meet the needs of today’s graduates. Both intellectually and practically rigorous, they are an excellent springboard for a future in the cultural sector and related areas. The programmes operate from the the stage@leeds building at the heart of the university campus, with fully equipped Professional Theatre spaces.
We offer three taught masters programmes and research degrees:PhD, MPhil, Practice-led MPhil/PhD Theatre/Dance/Performance and MA by Research.