Theorising Visual Art and Design (TVAD) is a multi and inter-disciplinary research group in the School of Creative Arts.
The aim of TVAD is to explore the relationships between material, object, text, narrative and image as they emerge within contemporary art practice, applied arts, design, film, and digital and text-based media.
TVAD research includes practice-led and practice-based methods, in addition to text-based historical and philosophical methods.
Our researchers examine issues and interrogate assumptions of historiography, methodology, epistemology and pedagogy in the creative arts and design.
The TVAD research areas include:
TVAD meets on Wednesdays throughout the academic year where we hold informal lunchtime discussion groups as well as formal presentations from visiting and internal speakers.
We are able to supervise research degrees in a variety of theory of art and design related subjects.
Please contact Dr Alana Jelinek TVAD leader, if you have subject specific enquiries or visit our Doctoral College for more information on research degrees.
21 June 2019: Artists/Designers and the Philosophies we Love