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School of Literature, Art and Media

Exploring the full spectrum of human expression and creativity
We make sense of how people see the world and express themselves. Our enquiry extends across time and culture, and the literary, verbal, visual, digital and performative modes humans use to create and communicate.

We combine scholarly and creative disciplines to form one of Australia's most active departments of the arts and humanities. Our multidisciplinary nature fosters a vibrant culture that values diversity of thought, rigorous analysis and the creative process.

With nationally and internationally recognised research strengths in literary studies, visual arts, Indigenous studies, linguistics, communication and media practice, we embrace opportunities for interdisciplinary work and innovate in applying digital technology to the humanities. 

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Study areas

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Internships

We offer one of the largest internship programs in the university, giving students the opportunity to enhance their academic studies by engaging with professional organisations and practitioners. Placements are available in Sydney and overseas, with affiliated galleries, media outlets, public relations firms and theatre companies. Learn more about our internships and placements.

Prizes open to the public

The David Harold Tribe Poetry Bequest will be made in 2018. The bequest offers a cash prize of $12,000 for the best original poem of up to 100 lines. The winning poem will be published in Southerly.

Submit an entry here.

Applications close midnight on Sunday 14 October 2018.

For more information about this year's prize, click here.

For any further enquiries please email (with David Tribe in the subject line): slam.rsvp@sydney.edu.au

The Helen Anne Bell Poetry Bequest is a biannual award for a winning collection of poems by an Australian woman poet. The prize will be awarded again in 2019. 

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School of Literature, Art and Media

Head of School

Professor Umberto Ansaldo

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