Research in the School of Creative Arts

Circular paintingSchool of Creative Arts staff and research students work in a wide range of disciplines. These include the fine and applied arts, art therapy, film, television and games design, art and design history, music composition and media studies.

In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), over half the work undertaken by our staff was independently assessed as internationally excellent or world-leading.

Artists from the University of Hertfordshire exhibit in many international collections and work with a wide range of galleries and cultural institutions at home and abroad. Our art, design and media historians are internationally recognised authorities contributing to and editing world-leading journals.

Filmmakers and games designers are active in the film and games industries, leading internationally funded research projects in a discipline that is changing at breakneck speed.

We are enormously proud of our postgraduate and research students who are a vital part of our community. They too undertake research and enquiry into a wide range of disciplines: in art, design, film, music, media and art and design history, forming the next generation of professionals and researchers.

Research Groups

The School has four research groups:

Contact us

For more information on research opportunities in the School of Creative Arts, please contact our Associate Dean Research, Dr. Steven Adams.