Culture Clash

Arts and Culture

In Arts & Culture we programme artistic events for students and the general public. Our work is extremely varied, ranging from lunchtime concerts to residencies, talks, masterclasses, screenings, workshops, exhibitions and festivals. Our work is largely allied to the University’s teaching and research in the arts and innovation, showcasing our own creative talent as well as visiting artists and practitioners of international distinction. Our year-round programme includes events that are linked to the development work of our colleagues in the Development and Alumni Relations Office (DARO).









DARO has an exciting programme of events. Please see below for more information and follow us on Facebook and Twitter



Belfast School of Art Annual Student Exhibition
Exclusive preview for alumni - 
Friday 2 June 2017, 5pm-6pm
Public viewing - Friday 2 June 2017, 6pm (running for one week)
Ulster University, Belfast campus, York Street, BT15 1ED

Students from Belfast School of Art continue to make a significant contribution to the field of contemporary art and design both nationally and internationally. Come and see exciting, unexpected and innovative work made by our students in dynamic studios in the heart of the Cathedral Quarter.

View the work of future creative leaders in: Contemporary Applied Arts: ceramics, jewellery and silversmithing; Animation; Interaction Design; Graphic Design and Illustration; Photography; Fine Art: painting, printmaking, drawing, sculpture, time-based art, performance, digital media, video; Textile Art, Design and Fashion… and more.

Exclusive preview for alumni (Friday 2 June, 5pm-6pm): Ulster University alumni are invited to an exclusive preview of the Exhibition before it opens to the public.  There will be an opportunity to network with University staff, graduates and students and hear from the School about some of the key developments in recent years.  You will of course be able to have a look round the exhibition and even make some purchases.

Register for the alumni exclusive preview



Ulster University Creative Arts Showcase: MUSIC
Friday 2 June 2017, 1.15pm
Christ Church, Infirmary Road, Derry~Londonderry, BT48 7DE
Friday 2 June 2017, 7.30pm
The Glassworks, 33 Great James Street, Derry~Londonderry, BT48 7DF

Final year music students will showcase their amazing vocal and instrumental skills in a variety of styles covering Classical, Irish Traditional, Musical Theatre, Jazz, Pop and Rock.

With a lunchtime performance of classical and traditional players followed by the evening ‘cabaret’ spanning rock to jazz, there is a stunning array of creative talent on show.

Special guests include Lynette Fay and Cara Dillon.

Both events are FREE Admission however due to limited capacity registration is required for the evening performance.

Register for the evening performance 



Ulster University Creative Arts Showcase: CINEMATIC ARTS
Wednesday 14 June 2017,  12.00pm
Brunswick Moviebowl, Brunswick Lane, Pennyburn Industrial Estate, Derry~Londonderry, BT48 0LU

The Creative Arts End of Year Show celebrates the achievements and talents of final year students from the BSc Hons Cinematic Arts programme at the Magee campus.

For further information please contact Dr Victoria McCollum at



Ulster University Creative Arts Showcase: DESIGN 
Friday 16 June – 23 June 2017, 7pm
The Playhouse Theatre, 5-7 Artillery Street, Derry~Londonderry, BT48 6RG

Graduates from the North West step out into the professional world of design with their annual showcase of new talent. As ever, this eclectic group of creative thinkers demonstrate their unique diversity which encompasses animation, graphics, interaction design, film, 3D digital content, product and the interplay therein. The opening night is a great opportunity for employers to be the first to meet the next generation of commercial designers and for the public to experience what good design is all about.

For further information please contact