The School and the UNSW Creative Practice Lab have built strong relationships within the creative arts industry. We are committed to our place in the arts and media communities; connecting students, supporting innovative practices, providing expertise and thought leadership, and contributing to public debate.

We work with industry partners who offer expertise in specific disciplinary fields and access to up-to-date artist networks within those fields. We work with our industry partners from artist development through to production, and incorporate the artists’ process and outcomes into our teaching and research. Our industry partners connect directly with students through a comprehensive program of industry internships

Visiting artists form part of our school's vibrant creative environment. With our industry partners we support artists through residencies, fellowships and research projects. These artists are generous and open to inviting researchers into their process, showing works-in-progress to students, participating in documentation and archiving processes and offering internships opportunities to students.