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About the School of Creative Arts, Culture and Communication

Flexible teaching

Birkbeck's School of Creative Arts, Culture and Communication offers you an invigorating educational experience built upon our international reputation for transformative research and a compelling range of arts and humanities courses.

Whether you are an access student, undergraduate, postgraduate or lifelong learner, you will be part of a lively learning environment that offers flexible study options to fit around your life and work. We also welcome research students wishing to work with our distinguished and dedicated academics in one of the largest and most successful graduate schools in the UK.


Our courses include a wide range of approaches to studying arts and humanities, at various modes of study at all levels. Our teaching and research is highly interdisciplinary, spanning cultures and periods. Our provision includes academic and practice-based study in creative writing, theatre making, directing and media production that will equip you for a career in the creative and cultural industries, as well as advanced research. We are particularly passionate about exploring how creative, cultural, linguistic and textual practices help us to navigate the effects of new digital technologies, ecological and environmental pressures, health and well-being, and their collective impact on experiences of identity, community and belonging. We strive to create a stimulating and inspiring environment that transforms the lives of our students and the world we live in.

We host Birkbeck Institute for the Moving Image and we are a constituent part of the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities,Birkbeck Gender and Sexuality, and Birkbeck Institute for Social Research. Our staff and students contribute to Birkbeck’s annual Arts Week, our flagship public-facing programme of arts and humanities events. 

Our Central London Campus

Based in the heart of academic London, our buildings were once frequented by the Bloomsbury Group and we share our neighbourhood with world-class museums, galleries and national libraries.

Our facilities include:

We also run collaborative programmes with world-class cultural institutions such as the British Museum, the Globe Theatre,  ICA and Camden People’s Theatre, which give our students and researchers access to the best that London can offer.