School of the Arts, English and Media

School of the Arts, English and Media

In the School of the Arts, English and Media (TAEM) we create graduates who hit the ground running. Our students learn by doing.  Our teachers are specialists in their fields passing on important knowhow in order to thrive within the Creative Industries.

Vital Signs

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An exhibition featuring recent
Visual Arts graduates

Opening event: 6pm, Thursday 21 March
Exhibition runs from 22 March - 2 April

Broadhurst Gallery,
Hazelhurst Arts Centre
Open daily 10am - 5pm 

Wrong Skin

Associate Professor in Journalism, Siobhan McHugh wasWrongSkinPodcastMcHugh a consulting producer on 'Wrong Skin' - a podcast by The Age, which has just won the Best Podcasting Award at the Melbourne Press Club Quills awards.

With the Judge describing 'Wrong Skin' as 'the best example of what podcasting can be for journalism,'
this podcast about Aboriginal lovers who disappeared in the Kimberley region in 1994 is one for us all to hear.  

Scholarship opportunities

Regional Journalism Scholarships

On offer for the first time in 2019 are two exciting scholarship opportunities for 1st year Journalism and Communication and Media students from regional or remote areas.

Awarded as part of the Government’s Regional Journalism Scholarships Program, the scholarships will help students acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to operate effectively as journalists in the contemporary news media industry, and be job-ready at the completion of their studies.

Valued at $8,000 per annum for the duration of 3 years.

Applications close 31 March.

Dr Joshua Lobb publishes new novel

Dr Joshua Lobb

Congratulations to Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing, Dr Joshua Lobb, who has published a new novel with Sydney University Press.

The Flight of Birds is a novel in twelve stories, each of them compelled by an encounter between the human and animal worlds. The birds in these stories inhabit the same space as humans, but they are also apart, gliding above us. The Flight of Birds explores what happens when the two worlds meet.

Dr Lobb will launch his new book at Collins Booksellers in Thirroul on 29 March.

Picture: Adam McLean via Illawarra Mercury  

South Western Sydney Mural Project

For Adi Holmes, studying International Studies and Laws at UOW's South Western Sydney campus is supporting her determination to become a human right lawyer and advocate for the Free West Papua movements.

Her story of strength is being illustrated by artist and UOW Creative Arts alumna, Claire Foxton, via a giant vibrant mural in the heart of Liverpool.

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Artist in Residence: Rikke Houd

Rikke Houd

Internationally acclaimed Danish audio storyteller Rikke Houd will be Artist in Residence at the School of the Arts, English and the Media in March.

Rikke is known for her works in initiating transnational audio storytelling projects to support geographical, linguistic and cultural minorities

Public talk - Writing the Language of Audio
Date: Friday 15 March, 12:30 - 1:30pm
Location: LHA Research Hub 19.2072A

Exceptional researchers and leaders recognised in Australia Day Honours


Three of the University of Wollongong’s leading researchers have had their hard work and dedication to improving the lives of others recognised during the 2019 Australia Day Honours List, announced on Saturday 26 January.

Sarah Miller, Professor of Performance in the School of the Arts, English and Media, was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia for “significant service to the performing arts through research, education and advisory roles.” Her industry leadership has encompassed the university, not for profit and government arts sectors, having held creative and executive director roles in two of Australia’s leading contemporary arts organisations, provided expert advice to federal and state government statutory bodies and was a founding Board Member of the Australian Council of Deans and Directors of Creative Arts (DDCA).

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