Community studies

Community Studies offers a range of programmes at the frontline of developing high quality, socially engaged practitioners across the sector.

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We specialise in the following areas: youth and community work, understanding domestic violence and sexual abuse, community development and community arts.  

Funding regimes and policy demand more and more complex partnerships between local people, local authorities, VCS bodies, professionals and service providers. Responding to needs in creative ways is essential, and we work with students to develop a portfolio of creative community skills.

We’re creative in the sense of being entrepreneurial and thinking outside the box - about how to work in community settings in a difficult and complex context. We emphasise the creative arts to engage and intervene in community settings, especially through drama and music.

We continue Goldsmiths’ proud tradition of creative community activism and advocacy, working to think and rethink the challenging environment we’re part of in southeast London, and beyond.