Coventry University Arts and Society

Coventry University Arts and Society

Coventry University Arts and Society

Originally founded in 1843 as Coventry School of Art and Design, the Faculty of Arts and Humanities has a long established reputation for excellence that is constantly reaffirmed in the arts, media, design, architecture, humanities and performance activities of this vibrant part of Coventry University.


We're having such a great time meeting prospective new students at UCAS' Create Your Future event!

Create Your Future is an exciting, free event, specifically designed for those wishing to enrol into creative courses. It's taking place at ExCeL London and you can find us at Stand 13.

This is a great opportunity for anyone interested in a creative career to learn more about our courses, such as art, architecture, design, music, acting, fashion, journalism, media and more.

Watch this video to see what studying at Coventry University looks like.


We are delighted to share the exciting news that two of our talented graduates, Dylan Smith and Hammad Akhtar, have been selected as finalists in the prestigious Global Design Graduate Show 2023, in collaboration with Gucci! This recognition is a testament to their hard work and talent, and we couldn't be prouder of their success!

Their incredible designs Perspective Camera and Automobild have earned them a spot in the finals, but they need your support to win the top prize!

Read more about their work here:
🌟 Dylan Smith's Automobild:
🌟 Hammad Akhtar's Perspective Camera:

🔗 To cast your vote, simply visit the same links provided.

Voting closes on Wednesday 11 October so don't delay! The winners will be revealed on Monday 16 October.

Coventry University graduate wins Oscar award for work on The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse 20/08/2023

🌟 From Coventry University to Oscar and BAFTA Winner: A Story of Employability 🌟

Meet Alexandra Sasha Balan, a Coventry University graduate who became an Oscar and BAFTA award winner.

Sasha studied Graphic Design and Illustration at Coventry and played a role in creating the award-winning animated short film, The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse, which claimed the Best Animated Short Oscar and the BAFTA Award for Best British Short Animation.

Sasha's journey from university to the glitz of the Hollywood awards ceremonies is inspiring. Her studies equipped her with the skills necessary for success. She still finds it hard to believe the magnitude of her achievements, saying "it's insane. I'm overwhelmed with emotion".

Sasha's incredible journey serves as an inspiration to aspiring animators and university students alike. Her story showcases the employability potential that comes with pursuing higher education.

If you're considering a path in animation, read more about Sasha's story here and explore Coventry University's courses. Who knows? You could be the next success story, following in Sasha's footsteps.

Feeling inspired? Sasha's journey can be your motivation!

Join us through Clearing and become a part of our vibrant community. The next story could be yours to tell!

Coventry University graduate wins Oscar award for work on The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse A Coventry University graduate says it is “insane” that she has become an Oscar and BAFTA award winner.


Our talented architecture students have just clinched the top prize at the national Design Concrete 2023 competition! Architecture students Aakriti Kharel, Rio Toyoda and Mohammad Zahidi were teamed up with architectural technology student Harry Greenhalgh and tasked with entering Design Concrete 2023, which encourages architecture students to explore the benefits of designing sustainably with concrete.

Their visionary design, Crane's Fen, was designed to transform a former quarry into a haven of sustainability and biodiversity. With features like water droplet-inspired voids for natural light and a café for bird feeding, pond dipping, and more, the judges of the competition said that they "demonstrated excellent sensitivity to the site context from concept to detailed design".

Find out more about their successes:

Ready to explore the future of sustainable architecture at Coventry University? Join us through Clearing:"


Throwback to meeting Greg James and the incredible BBC Radio 1 team when they were broadcasting live from campus for their Big Weekend last year!

Our students had the opportunity to work directly with the Radio 1 team at their mobile radio station that was set up right outside our campus.

Read more here:

Visit to see how you could apply through Clearing.

Coventry graduate begins career in national newsroom 18/08/2023

We love to see the careers our students develop when they leave us.

After obtaining a degree in journalism, Lilian Darteh landed a prestigious role as Assistant News Editor at ITV National News. Her passion, dedication, and the support she received from our industry-experienced lecturers have been instrumental in her journey.

Lilian said: "The best thing about Coventry University from my point of view was that all the lecturers come from within industry, they have that inside knowhow that really helps you."

Find out more about Lilian's story here:

Your success story awaits – seize the opportunity through Clearing!

Coventry graduate begins career in national newsroom A talented Coventry University graduate has embarked on an exciting new career after scooping a top job with ITV National News.

Second-year Film Production student’s work on “heartfelt” and “compelling” documentary 17/08/2023

One of our talented Film Production students, Hynek Psenicka, had an amazing opportunity to collaborate on the creation of a unique film called Leaving to Remain, chronicling the experiences of three Roma people in the UK.

Visit to read Hynek's story!

Feeling inspired? Join us via clearing and let your creative passions soar 🚀

Second-year Film Production student’s work on “heartfelt” and “compelling” documentary ‘Leaving to Remain’ follows three Roma settlers and their work to help others like them. Hynek Psenicka is a second-year Film Production student - he tells us about university life and his involvement in the film.


Our Clearing lines are open and we're here to help and we're waiting to speak to applicants!

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We've been reflecting on the memories of Graduate Fashion Week! Seeing our students' work come to life off the design page was a privilege.

Embrace the opportunity to join us through - find out more here:

Photos from Coventry University Arts and Society's post 17/07/2023

Highlights from today’s graduation ceremonies, where we had the pleasure of joining our students from the School of Humanities, School of Media and Performing Arts and School of Art and Design 👏


Our new Delia Derbyshire building is going to be a hub of creative ideas and collaboration. We have designed the building to help showcase our students' work to the wider community, both local and global. What would you like to see showcased here?

Photos from Coventry University Faculty of Arts and Humanities's post 12/12/2022

Our new Delia Derbyshire building in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities may have some truly inspiring technology for our students to work with but it doesn't mean we can't acknowledge the past too.

These panels feature a design directly drawn from the old jacquard loom cards which produced complex ribbon designs.

These loom cards are an important predecessor to computer punch-cards - looms were 'programmed' with a variety of complex designs in Coventry's booming ribbon industry in the 19th century.


Were you planning on studying an arts course that has now been suspended?
If you're considering your options, there's still time to join us - follow this link for more information 👇


Heard of Glocal Perspective? It's the showcase of the 2022 “Making Matters Global Design Challenge”, a project co-designed by the British Council and in collaboration with Coventry University and Adapt Projects.  It showcases six amazing designers from a range of disciplines who were selected from South Asia, South East Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa to develop projects based on the theme of circular practice and considering local, traditional ways of working in their approaches to design.
The work and story of each designer and their practice can be see through the online showcase platform here:


Court is in session! Drama and journalism students from our faculty worked with students from other areas of the university to create an immersive mock criminal law case. Our drama students acted in crime scenes and on the witness stand, while journalism students reported on the case.

Alan East, the Associate Head of School (Student Experience) spearheaded the project: “Providing our students with hands-on, industry-relevant experience is crucial to their development in all of their respective professions, so the opportunity to utilise our diverse faculties and cutting-edge facilities to enable a collaboration like this was a no-brainer.”

Read more on the development of the trial here:

Photos from Coventry University Faculty of Arts and Humanities's post 02/08/2022

“Coventry University has helped me so much, I had great support during my course and they really push you to develop your designs. It’s hard work but it really makes a difference”

Hayleigh Boadi wowed judges at Graduate Fashion Week, with her celebration of her Ghanian heritage in a series of designs utilising Kente, a traditional African Fabric.

Read more here 👇



Several of our BA International Relations students took part in the Model NATO event organised by the British International Studies Association. The team of students were representatives and delegates for Luxembourg & Albania, and came away with the 2022 Cecil Angel Cup.

Photos from Coventry University Faculty of Arts and Humanities's post 21/07/2022

We were joined by acclaimed actor to reveal the winning statue in a competition run by the Gallery of Living History, a non-profit organisation he founded with our Chancellor Margaret Casely-Hayford and others. Schoolchildren were challenged to nominate subjects for the untold stories of history and to come up with statue designs linked to those stories. The winning design now sits in our own Starley Gardens. When asked about the Gallery of Living History’s aim to explore, debate and examine the context of our history and culture, Andy Serkis said: “Bringing history alive in 360 degrees for everyone – that is our goal.”

The winner of the statue competition was Sidney Stringer Academy, with their design Peace, Equality, Unity and Acceptance. The teams behind the twelve shortlisted designs were given support by our faculty - including on what materials to use and how to carry out historical research - and their work is being brought to life on screens in collaboration with our students.

Photos from Coventry University Faculty of Arts and Humanities's post 08/06/2022

So proud of our BA Photography students for organising the wonderful UNFOLD exhibition of their work at Fargo Village this Friday. Very much hope to see you all there!!! Friday 10th June, 6pm BA Photography Class of 2022 pop up exhibition

Photos from Coventry University Faculty of Arts and Humanities's post 27/05/2022

Our students and staff had a fantastic day today at the Radio Academy trading day. The Radio Academy is the UK radio and audio industry charity.
It ran this special event today following a week of live broadcasts from Radio One in the City Centre, and in the run up to the R1 Big Weekend Coventry is hosting.
Our students and staff enjoyed five hours of excellent and insightful features and guest speakers including:

Greg James - Presenter, Radio 1 Breakfast
Chris Sawyer - Producer, BBC Radio 1 Breakfast
Aled Haydn Jones - Head of Station, BBC Radio 1
David Salt - Regional Content Director, Greatest Hits Radio and Hits Radio
Stuart Morgan - Managing Director, Audio Always
Gareth Roberts - Executive Editor, BBC CWR and BBC WM
Adele Cross - Producer, BBC Radio 1Xtra Breakfast
Bron Mills - Producer, BBC CWR Breakfast Show
Serena Takhar - Presenter, BBC Asian Network
JD - Presenter, Free Radio Breakfast
Heather Davies - Producer, Teach Me A Lesson Podcast, with Greg and Bella
Sophie K - Presenter, Kerrang! & Absolute Radio
Jamie Griffiths - Content Director Smooth Radio, Communicorp UK
Linzi Symons - Social Media Lead, BBC Pop Radio
Ushma Mistry - City of Culture Reporter and Producer, BBC CWR
Terry Goodwin - Executive Producer, BBC CWR
Libby Merry - Producer, BBC CWR
Shivani Dave - Presenter, Virgin Radio
Mitch Mansfield - Reporter, BBC Newsbeat
Mollie Finn - Presenter, Reprezentz & Trickstar Radio, & AP BBC London
Sam Darlaston - Presenter, KISS
Sean Thorne - Presenter, Mark Andrews' Love Letter to Wrestling, & Fun Kids Breakfast Show
Will Short - Producer, Magic
Rufaro Faith Mazarura - Podcast Producer, Audio Always
Charlie Smith - Producer, BBC Sounds
Louise Easton - Senior News Editor for Bauer Radio
Joel Mitchell - Presenter, BBC Leeds
Chris North - Founder/Owner, North Media Talent


Coventry Degree Showcase 2022- visit our degree show website to see a selection of our amazing student’s work

Photos from Coventry University Faculty of Arts and Humanities's post 19/05/2022

Coventry Degree Showcase 2022- more amazing work from our Art and Design students at this year’s degree showcase at Foalshill studios- wonderful stuff!


Media and Performing Arts Industry/ Friends and Family Degree Showcase Celebration- 12th May, 6pm-9pm, Square One and The Tank- Join is to celebrate the creative, collaborative and innovative work of our 3rd year students. The evening will showcase the outstanding work of our school has to offer as a creative community championing storytelling, expression and understanding across diverse platforms. It will begin with screenings of film and video in our cinema in Square One and will culminate in a diverse multimedia exhibition of work in the Tank and Starley Gardens. The exhibition will contain film, photography, pieces of original VR content, journalism, films of theatre performances and music. We look forward to you joining us in this joyful celebration of our student’s achievements.


Art & Design Friends and Family Degree Show Celebration- 13th May, 6pm-9pm, Foleshill- We are back, after two years of being online we have developed our 2022 Degree Showcase Festival to reflect our new environment and different approaches in conveying our student’s creative practice. We are delighted that these shared hybrid approaches embrace our students and partners from across the globe and allow for dynamic environment for you to engage with the work. This is an opportunity for our creative industry friends and colleagues to celebrate the bridges our students have built, fuelled with a passion and friendship for selfless change, contribution, and challenge.


Talent Team Drop-In, 12th May, 1pm-2pm- Join the Talent Team session to learn how to network online and find Arts & Humanities opportunities, including jobs, internships and call-outs. we’ll show you the basics of Linked-In, social media engagement, websites, accounts to follow and equip you with the tools to tap into the hidden job market. With live Q&A at the end, we’ll support you to be confident about discovering your next career step in the creative and humanities sectors-please visit for further details


Global students join our Degree Show-12th May, 9am-10am, online event- Come and join us online to celebrate our global community and hear about our students work, our collaborative international learning and creative competition winners🏆. Hear from students, staff and speakers about working and learning together- to find out more visit


On Thursday 12th May, the School of Humanities will be launching its online degree show. To find out more about the amazing work that’s been completed this year by students in the school- including essays, dissertations, short stories, podcasts and films- head over to the


Head over to the Covdegreeshow website on the 12th May for the launch of the School of Art and Design online showcase. There will be a huge range of material- from Fine Art to Automotive Design- all produced by our hugely talented class of 2022-


Coventry Degree Show 2022-Spotlight on students work- Ranveer Samra- BA Fine Art- “I am a contemporary artist who works with sculptural form. My current practice explores the three-dimensional form which includes low-tech material. My work captures a rigid structure which depicts a complex pattern emerging through the image. The characteristics of the sculptural form awakens a translucent viewpoint emphasising the revival of the light source going through the open space”


Coventry Degree Show 2022- Spotlight on student’s work- Viktorija Makovskaja- BA Photography “My name is Viktorija Makovskaja and I am a Lithuanian photographer that focuses on event and portrait photography. In Lithuania, I also work with AHOY production House. I would define myself as a dedicated, creative person with a strong drive to achieve my aspirations. My enthusiasm for photography and capturing (e)motion provides the greatest outcomes for me”


Coventry Degree Show 2022- spotlight on student’s work- Tia Grace- BA Sociology and Criminology- “How systemic racisms showcases missing white women syndrome- gender based violence” Podcast-“My name is Tia Grace and I’m currently in my final year of studying Sociology and Criminology. Throughout my 3 years of studying at Coventry University I have learnt so many skills, from making screen casts, academic leaflets to business portfolio and podcasts. I’ve chosen to include my group podcast and my favourite piece of coursework that I’ve done, as these two show the skills I’ve learnt throughout my university journey.”


Degree Show 2022- Spotlight on Student’s Work- Laura Franco- BA Illustration and Animation- A Portuguese illustrator with a creative and enthusiastic mindset whose work can be recognised by the intense colours, fantasy creatures and elements as well as strong lines. “I hold a special attention for detail, always taking criticism in a very positive manner. I find joy in everything I work on and that translates into the final piece.”


Coventry Degree Show 2022- Spotlight on Student’s Work-Alan Chaco Zachariah BA Automotive Transport Design- “One mind infinite possibility” is the motto that drives my design thinking. My experience in multiple projects has proven to me that I am hardworking and passionate when the going gets tough. My thesis project is a vision that promotes a sustainable solution for slow and relaxed aerial transportation for tourists and people seeking a getaway.


Coventry Degree Show 2022- Spotlight on Student’s Work- Georgia Sainty- BA Fashion- A 70s Botanical Cocktail Party By Georgia Sainty involves a lot of print and knit wear, it’s a mens wear collection where you can feel confident and push your boundaries. I describe myself as a bubbly, friendly and positive team player, which allows me to have a drive in succeeding at a career in the fashion industry. I was influenced by the Botanical Gardens in Birmingham and studio 54NYC in the 1979s


Coventry Degree Show 2022- Spotlight on Student’s Work- Sabrina Pranckunaite- BA Illustration and Graphics- I am a Lithuanian with a passion for tattoo culture and art itself. I am well versed in creative thinking and eager to expand my knowledge in tattoo techniques and quirks. I bring my minimalistic style to a body art culture with Eastern European culture influence.


Coventry Degree Show 2022- the School of Media and Performing Arts- watching the degree show school supercut showreel of student’s work in Square One last night at their degree show industry/ friends and family night- can you spot yourself in the crowd?


Coventry Degree Show 2022- The School of Media and Performing Arts enjoying the showcase of the student’ work in the Tank tv studio. The work was displayed beautifully through projections, giant screens and on iMacs using the Klimt interactive display software- The work ranged from DJ to VR with all points in between, encompassing and . It was fantastic to see the creativity, imagination, innovation and brilliance of the media and performing arts students on display.


Coventry Degree Showcase 2022- Wonderful interactive exhibition about renaissance Florence by BA History student Sophie Legg

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