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School of Media and Performing Arts

There is so much creativity to enjoy across a month of events.

At the heart of all our Media and Performing Arts events lies the university’s mission: championing collaboration and innovation to create better futures.

During the 2024 showcase, visitors had the opportunity to see beautiful photography works displayed outside on our award-winning sustainable campus by Starley Gardens; become immersed in surprising virtual worlds captured by the virtual reality (VR) headsets in our digital studio spaces; enjoy the vibe of live music and theatre shows as we screen our students’ performances in Square One; explore the thought-provoking writing and compelling films and videos of our many other talented students displayed on digital plinths in our TV Studio – The Tank.

All our students work with their future careers in the creative industries in mind – they are the storytellers of our future - shaping the content that will excite, challenge and provoke us in the decades to come. We are delighted that we were joined by recent alumni from all our courses at the awards ceremony in Square One on Thursday 2 May, to recognise the outstanding work of our second- and third-year students.

This year’s Media and Performing Arts showcase featured the Pop Music Festival in the City during which our final year Popular Music and Songwriting BA (Hons) students performed at selected venues. The Student Showcase Conference, the Coventry Phoenix Film Festival , Encore Acting Festival with the grand finale in early May of the Awards show and exhibition of student work.

Event listings

A warm welcome awaits you at each of the events below.

Why not bring friends or family members with you who may be considering studying with us? Take the opportunity to explore all that Coventry University has to offer whilst immersing yourself in creativity and entertainment.

2 - 15 April

Pop Music Festival in the City

Our final year Popular Music and Songwriting BA (Hons) students perform at selected venues.

Tuesday 2 April in ET126 at 7pm
Friday 5 April at The Tin at 8pm
Monday 8 April at the Kasbah at 10:45pm

Two further show dates TBC

Tickets available from the venues

9 - 10 April

Student Showcase Conference

Schools of Media and Performing Arts and Humanitities
(Delia Derbyshire building)

Invite only

 19 - 20 April

Coventry Phoenix Film Festival

Screenings, talks and networking events at Fargo Village.

 24 April - 3 May

Encore Acting Theatre Festival

Ellen Terry Theatre, Jordan Well. 


Wednesday 24 – Delphinium
Thursday 25 – To Be Young Again

Friday 26 – Dorian
Monday 29 – Bibbies
Tuesday 30 – A Doll’s House


Wednesday 1 – The Boleyn Diaries
Thursday 2 – Futurology
Friday 3 – Mobocracy

All shows commence at 7.30pm in the second floor Ellen Terry Building. Pay on the door. 

2 May

Awards show and exhibition of student work

Square One, Starley Gardens and The Tank TV Studio on campus.

Invite only

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Front view of the Delia Derbyshire building

Delia Derbyshire building

Our new multi-million-pound Delia Derbyshire complex represents a game-changing investment and a new era for the arts and humanities: it embraces the innovative technology that gives your passions and vision free rein to investigate, create, make and do.

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