School of Humanities and Performing Arts

The Centre for Humanities, Music and Performing Arts

Supporting the work of over fifty academics across English, Creative Writing, History, Art History, Theatre, Dance, Performing Arts and Music.

The centre was established in 2009 to recognise the research excellence within the School of Humanities and Performing Arts.

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Art History with the School of Humanities and Performing Arts

Want to learn more about past and present art? Train towards a career in the arts with art history.

Art History at Plymouth is a lively specialist subject, taught by tutors who are world-leading experts in their field.

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Dance, theatre and performance with the School of Humanities and Performing Arts

A distinctive voice in British dance training.

With the School of Humanities and Performing Arts your studies will be informed by the research, training and creative practice of our teaching team.

Discover opportunities within dance, theatre and performance

Find your voice with English and creative writing

Feed your interest in literature, sharpen your critical & analytical skills & make your own choices about how you study & practise creative writing.

"Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body" - Joseph Addison 'The Tatler', 1709

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History with the School of Humanities and Performing Arts

Discover your future as you uncover the past…

Work alongside internationally recognised researchers and access world-class resources while studying History with us.

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Cornerstone Heritage

Cornerstone Heritage is an interdisciplinary research initiative that brings together staff from across the University of Plymouth working in the field of heritage (or how we live with the past today).

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Music with the School of Humanities and Performing Arts

Join a community that combines world-leading research in computer music and its applications, with a range of taught courses.

Our exciting degrees encompass performance, composition, arrangement, recording, psychology, and the contextual study of a wide range of styles.

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Interdisciplinary Centre for Computer Music Research (ICCMR)

Cutting-edge research in topics including the interface between music, computers, and the brain within a vibrant contemporary music community.

Access our well-equipped studios, open plan lab and annual research seminar series.

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The Young Explainers Programme

Experience is invaluable when it comes to securing employment in arts. Get involved with the Young Explainers programme at Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery, and get a headstart in your career.

Enhance your career prospects with practical experience of working in culture, heritage and business.

Find out more about the Young Explainers programme.

Peninsula Arts, Plymouth's space for arts and culture

Hosting Plymouth’s largest contemporary art gallery, the Jill Craigie Cinema and the brand new performing arts centre The House, we champion new innovations across all art forms.

We're open to everyone, all year round inspiring visitors from across the city, the South West and beyond, to discover and enjoy the arts.

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