"Welcome to the School of English, Drama and Creative Studies. This is one of the largest schools in the College of Arts and Law, and variety is our watchword. We offer one of the most extensive ranges of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in the country. Our research expertise is equally diverse, and we welcome students and researchers from all over the world."Professor Tom Lockwood, Head of School
Delivering high quality programmes underpinned by inter-professional learning.
We encourage creative thinking at Masters and Doctoral levels, via different modes of study.
Links to research centres, department research and our latest research awards.
29 September 2021
Third year Drama and Theatre Arts student, Emma, shares her experience of her Experience Arts internship at The Birmingham Rep
13 September 2021
This new book from Catherine Lester asks what happens to the horror genre, and the horrific children it represents, when children are the target audience?
09 September 2021
MA Creative Writing student Anisha Mansuri provides her recommendations for what to watch, read and listen to before starting a postgraduate degree in Creative Writing
24 August 2021
MA Creative Writing student Anisha Mansuri provides five top tips for preparing for her postgraduate Masters study at the University of Birmingham.
23 July 2021
Shakespeare Institute faculty and PhD students were extensively involved in this year's virtual World Shakespeare Congress, hosted by the University of Singapore.
Professor Michael Dobson in video conversation with Professor Ewan Fernie about the £1.7 million project 'Everything to Everybody'.
15 July 2021
Artist and Curator Mohammed Ali – Soul City Arts has created two new graffiti murals in the heart of Sparkbrook and Balsall Heath for 'Everything to Everybody'
08 July 2021
How Birmingham's Drama and Theatre Arts staff and students kept theatrical performance alive during the pandemic
06 July 2021
We are delighted to announce our first cohort of 'Albert grads' from the MA Film and Television: Research and Production this summer, who have received certificates from BAFTA.
30 June 2021
Bournville Bookfest 2021 takes place this September 10th-12th, at Woodbrooke House and Gardens
24 June 2021
Ellen Addis, Midlands 4 Cities PhD student, watched top researchers from the University of Birmingham's as they took to the screen in this year's Hay Festival to lead talks and debates showcasing their research.
15 June 2021
Shakespeare Beyond Borders Alliance is a global network established by the Shakespeare Institute with the aim of uniting those working with Shakespeare from around the world and from across the social spectrum.
More forthcoming events
How we are exploring issues of climate through the arts, humanities and law.
The College of Arts and Law is placed 67th in the Times Higher Education 2022 rankings, making it one of the best places for study and research in this field globally.