The Faculty of Arts and Humanities hopes that you are all staying safe in these uncertain times. Creative activities can really help fill the days, while we are spending more time at home.
We have asked our academics and technicians to produce interesting artistic challenges and activities that you can do at home including whole host of events, activities, links and discussions. We are regularly thinking of new ways to connect with current students, applicants, offer holders and the community online. Keep an eye on this page for future developments.
Stay safe and enjoy!
Coventry Degree Show 2020
The Coventry Degree Show 2020 is going virtual this year! From 19th June you will be able to view work from our graduating designers, artists, performers, photographers, filmmakers and writers here. There will also be industry talks and opportunities to get in touch with students about their work. We hope to see you there (virtually of course!)
Our Fine Art BA students have also put their own website together to showcase their work which is worth a look.
As the world is a little bit unusual at the moment and we aren’t able to hold open days, we have put together a portal where you can find out all about Coventry University’s School of Art and Design, what the city itself is like, see some of the work our students have produced and even get stuck into some example tasks (great to take your mind off other things!). You can access it all on the moodle page.
Lockdown art ideas
If you’re at home wondering what to do with yourself, we have lots of ways to help you fight the boredom and turn your energy into creativity. The video shows you how to make art at home with nothing but an egg brush and some coffee.
Follow the link to find out how to make pop up art and turn your doodles into designs. We’ll be updating the page with new isolation art ideas regularly.
National Saturday Art Club
Here at Coventry we are part of the National Saturday Art and Design Club initiative. Its free Art and Design sessions on Saturday mornings for 13-16 year olds. It runs year long and at the end of the year all the group get to exhibit their work in London. As with all exhibitions this year, this has gone virtual to ensure all the young talent we have is still shown and hard work celebrated. The work is AMAZING, from characterisation, collage to sculpture. It’s hard sometimes to keep motivated in these uncertain changing times so we are super proud of all of the work they are doing. Check more out on their Instagram account saturdayartclubcov or view our blog.
Coventry Sketchbook Project
The Coventry Sketchbook project, part of the City of Culture project, is handing out 2021 sketchbooks leading up to 2021 to any one that would like to take part…documenting ‘their’ Coventry to be part of a cultural resource and exhibitions. Our MA Architecture students have created some amazing drawings of the city. If you are interested in a sketchbook email the team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Every month our Creative Writing BA students create an edition of Cov Words which is full of fantastic poems and stories. The magazine is also illustrated by students across the university including our Graphics BA students. Here is May’s edition to keep you occupied in lockdown!
The visual language of lockdown
One of our lecturers in the School of Media and Performing Arts has put together this thoughtful video about the strange times we’re in and the role of imagery and visual language. Worth a watch!
History documentaries and interviews
Still got a bit more time on your hands then you usually would? Fear not – our history team have put some great content together which will keep you entertained, while also learning at the same time. Win win!
- A documentary by Darren Reid: Keepers of the Forest: A Tribe of the Amazon in the Modern World (History & Culture of the Kaingang) - Watch on Youtube
- Documenting Donald: A Peoples' History of Trump's Election - Watch on Youtube
- Dan Snow's History Hit Interview: The Cambridge Spies with Dr Chris Smith - Listen on acast
Coventry music graduate designs choir app
One of our Music graduates has designed an app during lockdown to support choirs, bands, orchestras, theatre groups and dance troupes that has caught the attention of musical directors all around the world. Read more
Faculty Researchers win bid to make Coventry and Warwickshire an immersive technology hub
Researchers in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities have been awarded £50K to research, develop and innovate activity related to immersive technologies in the region. Significant developments in immersive technology have been made across the automotive, manufacturing, gaming, creative culture and healthcare sectors recently and the researchers at Coventry University and also the University of Warwick hope to continue this. Find out how the researchers plan to make Coventry and Warwickshire and immersive technology hub.
Teaching has gone online!
During the current pandemic, all of our lecturers and teaching staff have been working hard to successfully deliver teaching online. Find out the ways our Digital Media BA lecturer Hosam Al-Samarraie has connected with students online.