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.

Georgie Meagher LHA

Riding the Next Wave

When Georgie Meagher was a little girl, she dreamed of being a singer. As she got older, musical theatre grabbed her attention.

She may not be belting out show tunes on stage now, but the work she does is bringing art – both visual and performance – to an increasingly wide audience in Australia and around the world.

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Arthur's lifelong dedication to learning

Arthur Cowley squareLHA

Arthur began the Bachelor of Creative Arts at age 85, making him the oldest student to ever begin a degree at UOW.

After a lifetime of experience as a teacher, psychologist and even refrigerator repairman, Arthur is finally pursuing his passion for art. 

“I’d never studied art so I wanted to do something different. I have an innate curiosity. It’s a fault. I am passionate about education and I love school. Why should you stop learning just because you reach a certain age?

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Composer, performer and scholar takes on Athens

Athens Artist in Residence

Dr Terumi Narushima has been awarded the Australian Archaeological Institute at Athens (AAIA) Artist in Residence for 2018! Terumi's practice as a musician and microtonal tuning theorist means that she is approaching her residency from several perspectives and sees it as an incredible opportunity. 

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Spinning World (世界を紡ぐ)

Jo Law Spinning World

Spinning World (世界を紡ぐ) is a multi-sensory project incorporating textiles, electronics and graphene. MAAS Research Fellows Dr Agnieszka Golda and Dr Jo Law investigated historical Japanese textiles from the Museum’s collection and have created a new artwork that explores the relationship between art, emerging technologies and ecology.

7 July 2018 - 6 January 2019
Powerhouse Museum, Ultimo

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Catherine McKinnon up for prestigious Miles Franklin Literary Award

Catherine McKinnon

Illawarra author, playwright and TAEM academic Catherine McKinnon was shortlisted for one of Australia’s most important literary prizes for her novel Storyland.

Picture: Adam McLean via Illawarra Mercury

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