The School of Arts and Humanities offers a dynamic and progressive approach to a range of subject areas including art, design, architecture, music, humanities, media and filmmaking in an environment of teaching and research excellence. 

The School, one of the largest of its kind in the UK, is driven by a collaborative approach that takes place through initiatives such as the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Temporary Contemporary and the Huddersfield Literature Festival developing outcomes of a regional, national and global scale. 



Design and the Built Environment

We have a long history of architectural education, since the school of Architecture was first established by Norman Culley in 1921.


Music and Design Arts

The Department of Music & Design Arts' approach builds on the potential for contemporary, experimental, commercial and trans-disciplinary practices.


Communications and Humanities

The Department of Communications & Humanities aims to deliver an inspirational learning experience and undertake pioneering research.


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