The School of Arts provides a vibrant environment for staff and students to develop their research and is committed to building research excellence by nurturing existing and emerging strengths. The School currently has researchers engaged in practice-based research, and theoretical and archival research across the fields of Art & Design, Digital Media, Film, Music and Publishing.
We have a series of research groups across all disciplines, where staff engage with and share their research projects. We also encourage student-led research initiatives, such as the Contemporary Art Research Unit (CARU) and the Live Art and Performance Group (LAPER), where students are supported in developing their own work.
Our research groups create a context for staff and students to engage with innovative practices and ideas hosting festivals, conferences, lecture series, workshops and laboratories for developing and sharing new research.