School of Arts and Media


UNSW Arts and Social Sciences has become a key partner of the Sydney Film Festival to showcase the best of international and local cinema.

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Hip hop artist, jazz drummer and UNSW's first Indigenous music graduate Rhyan Clapham is using his rap music to combat racism and strengthen ties in Aboriginal communities.

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Two UNSW journalism students will spend their summer working in Indonesia's dynamic media scene after being awarded New Colombo Plan grants to take up internships in Jakarta.

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Bronze Age musical instruments and Australia's catastrophic bushfires have inspired Andrew Schultz's dramatic composition for the Sydney Symphony Orchestra's tour of China.

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Sixty years have passed since Marlon Brando starred in the 1954 classic On The Waterfront, which marked a year of sheer, concentrated brilliance in international cinema, writes Julian Murphet.

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Although often purely sensationalist, horror films offer a radical shake up of the genre system, argues Julian Murphet. 

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One of Australia’s leading composers, Paul Stanhope, has been appointed the new Artistic Chair of the Australia Ensemble, UNSW’s resident chamber music group.

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UNSW writers and artists will bring their talents to two of Sydney’s most dynamic cultural events – the Sydney Writers’ Festival and the Sydney Film Festival.

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For opera to flourish in this country, both the Sydney Opera House and Opera Australia need to commit to the ongoing revitalisation of opera itself, writes Michael Hooper.