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.

2017 Ossie Awards winners

UOW is delighted to announce that UOW Journalism took out TWO National awards at the Journalism Education and Research Association of Australia (JERAA) awards, held at University of Newcastle during the JERAA annual conference. 

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UOW Grad show pushes the boundaries of art, politics and human emotion


From exploring mental health through painting to looking at the future of our planet, UOW creative arts students showcase their best. In the exhibition, students from the Bachelor of Creative Arts (both Visual Arts and Graphic Design), the Bachelor of Digital Media, and the Bachelor of Communication and Media, show off their creative skills with more than 150 works of art on show.  

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The (he)art of UOW: building cultural capital By Jen Waters


The University of Wollongong Art Collection (UOWAC) is a much-loved part of the fabric of the University, enhancing and challenging the natural and built environment. Nearly five decades into its development, Jen Waters finds it has reached a critical point in size and significance.

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ABC's Murder Monday: Sex and Violence on Australian TV

UOW's Sue Turnbull, is crime reviewer for the Sydney Morning Herald and the Age and has recently hosted BAD Sydney Crime Writer’s Festival. Along with a panel of specialists in Australian crime on the page and screen, they discussed the history of TV drama.  The discussion was braodcasted on ABC's Murder Monday: Sex and violence on Australian TV, it's a very lively discussion for anyone interested in crime drama.

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Protecting Journalism Sources in the Digital Age

New threats to investigative journalism

Presented by UOW and The Walkley Foundation. It is getting harder to "speak truth to power" and blow the whistle on corruption as the culture of surveillance spreads globally. What are the implications of national security overreach, and privacy intrusions justified as necessary in the context of terrorism, for freedom of expression and press freedom?

Find out about this and more during a panel discussion featuring prominent Australian journalists. 

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UOW Alumni Nat Randall at Carriageworks’ Liveworks - Festival of Creative Arts


UOW's alumni Nat Randall performing The Second Woman at Carriageworks’ Liveworks festival. The Second Woman has been seen at Next Wave Melbourne, Dark MOFO, Hobart and will be touring to Perth for the festival next February.

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Meet Professor of Communication and Media Studies at UOW, Sue Turnbull

Sue has a passion for teaching and sharing her knowledge with students, and loves that she can learn from them, too. Sue helps students find their why at UOW.  

Inspiring graduates and fellows honoured at 2017 Alumni Awards

Paul Sherrad           Sally Riley

Four prominent University of Wollongong (UOW) alumni and four distinguished members of the University community have been recognised for their excellence, leadership, service and impact at the 2017 Fellowship and Alumni Awards.

Congratulations to fellow Paul Sharrad. As both an acclaimed researcher and engaged educator, Paul has not only made a significant and sustained contribution to scholarship in his field, but also to the University’s international reputation and engagement.

Congratulations to graduate Sally Riley. Sally has gone from strength to strength in the media world, fulfilling her vision to expand the consciousness of television audiences about Indigenous life and culture.

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