School of Arts

The blog of the School of Arts at the University of Surrey

International Conference in PATS Building: Writing About Contemporary Artists

PATS Building at the University of Surrey was the venue for an international, multi-disciplinary three-day conference entitled ‘Writing About Contemporary Artists: Challenges, Practices, and Complexities’ from 20-22 October 2017. Hosted and sponsored by the University’s Institute of Advanced Studies, the conference brought together scholars and practitioners in fields including musicology, theatre studies, dance and choreography, literature, film, digital media, and […]

Music alumna conducts newly released recording of Ethel Smyth’s The Boatswain’s Mate

A newly released CD recording of Ethel Smyth’s comic opera The Boatswain’s Mate, the first modern recording of the work, is conducted by University of Surrey alumna Odaline de la Martinez. Cuban-American conductor Odaline de la Martinez (pictured) graduated with a MMus in composition in 1977, studying with Reginald Smith Brindle. In 1984, she became the first female conductor […]

Surrey Undergraduate Research Journal features articles by two School of Arts students

The most recent issue of Surrey Undergraduate Research Journal (Vol. 2, No. 1) features articles written by two School of Arts undergraduate students.  Adrianna Michalska, who is currently undertaking her professional training placement year as part of the BA Dance and Culture programme, is the author of the article ‘The Disruptive Power of the Disabled […]

A Celebration of Professional Training and Dance

In a recent university wide celebration of professional training Dance was honoured for its strong relationship to industry through its professional placement program.  The day began with a flash mob, directed by our second year students, which got alot of people out in the sun and dancing! Nine Dance students presented posters on their placement […]

Guardian league table 2017 results: Music at no.1, Drama & Dance at no.2

The University of Surrey is celebrating excellent results in The Guardian’s UK university league tables 2017, published today. NO. 1 FOR MUSIC  Music (which includes programmes in Music, Creative Music Technology, and the flagship Tonmeister course) has topped this year’s subject league table, positioning it as the no.1 music department in the country: NO. 2 FOR DRAMA & DANCE  Drama & […]

Arts celebrates successes at the 2016 USSU Annual Student Awards

School of Arts staff and students were recipients of several major awards announced at the 2016 USSU Annual Student Awards at an evening ceremony hosted by the University of Surrey Students’ Union on Thursday 19 May. Final-year BMus Music student Christopher Pidgeon was awarded Student Course Rep of the Year. Previously in 2016, Chris received the […]

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