Research Mission

To discover what creative and other forms of communication tell us about humanity.

Our research disciplines bring together aesthetic, critical and professional dimensions: literature, creative writing, art history, drama, film and television, communication, journalism, media and cultural studies.

Research Vision

At the School of Communication and Arts we aim to empower research leaders to create change and shape a better world.
Our researchers are supported to pursue projects that investigate questions of cultural and social significance.

Foster an environment where creativity, criticism, communication, and literary scholarship are uniquely combined.

Support career researchers and research higher degree students through mentoring, workshops and regular research seminars.

Build strong relationships with industry across research diciplines.

Scholarly excellence and research impact are mutually reinforcing strengths and our teaching curriculum is aligned with our research.



Our Centres and Partners

The School of Communication and Arts has two cutting edge research centres: The Centre for Critical and Creative Writing and The Centre for Communication and Social Change. Additionally, we are partnered with AustLit, a crucial research tool for all aspects of Australian literature, writing and storytelling. We also have strong research links with The Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH). This institute is dedicated to high level research in a range of humanities disciplines with a focus on Intellectual and Literary History and Critical and Cultural Studies.

Reading Groups

The School runs a vartiety of reading groups that you can join. 

Explore available reading groups