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EMSAH's recognised excellence in research and teaching develops and fosters cultural knowledge and creativity for local, national, and international communities.
The School focuses on the study of culture and society through contemporary and historical texts and cultural practices. By examining communication, representation, and cultural production, whether books, paintings, theatrical productions, films, television shows, or new media, we explore the ways in which people interpret, make and remake their world.
Welcome from the Head of School
Professor Joanne Tompkins
Welcome to the School of English, Media Studies and Art History (EMSAH).
Our School comprises:
- a large research-oriented school with more than 40 academic staff and an impressive record of teaching, scholarship and publication;
- staff who have won many teaching excellence awards;
- staff who are working on a large number of national and international research projects that have attracted funding from industry and government, as well as national and international journals;
- The Geoffrey Rush Drama Studio; and
- AustLit, the powerful online Australian Literature information resource.
If you are just starting university studies, the School can offer you a wide choice of undergraduate courses across a number of majors, such as Art History, Communication and Cultural Studies, Drama, English, English Language and Communication Studies, English Literature, Film and Television Studies, Media Studies, Gender and Women's Studies, and Writing.
If you are considering a postgraduate research higher degree, this can be undertaken in any field in which the School's staff have research interests. The staff listings in these pages give an indication of the broad research base and the many areas of expertise offered by the School.
The School has a number of graduate certificates, diplomas, and coursework Masters degrees. Currently it offers:
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