Research in the Creative Arts

Over half of the research undertaken in the School of Creative Arts is ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’. The rest is ‘internationally recognised’ or ‘recognised nationally’, according to the Research Excellence Framework (REF, 2014).

We offer one of the most diverse ranges of Research Degree programmes in the UK and beyond. Our staff and research students work in a wide range of disciplines in the creative arts, including fine and applied arts, art therapy, film, television and games design, art and design history, music composition and media studies. Our students contribute to their disciplines at the very highest level.

Contemporary Arts Practice

Contemporary Arts Practice

The Contemporary Arts Practice group is composed of fine artists, composers and other practitioners. Members produce exhibitions, performances and live events....

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Design Research Group

Design Research Group

The Design Research Group is a multi-disciplinary research unit that explores the possibilities of design, 3D printing, creativity, making, technology, science,...

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Digital Hack Lab

Digital Hack Lab

The Digital Hack Lab is a cutting edge research project that explores the possibilities of design, 3D printing and additive manufacture....

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Media Research Group

Media Research Group

The Media Research Group (MRG) comprises photographers, animators, comic designers, performers, interactive, digital, trans-media and inter-media specialists, v...

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Theorising Visual Arts and Design

Theorising Visual Arts and Design

TVAD is a trans-disciplinary research group which calls upon a range of methodologies to explore relationships between text, narrative and image within fine and...

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