School of Arts

  • Research groups in the School of Arts

    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.

  • Opera Research Unit (OBERTO)

    Explores the history, performance and reception of opera; its political, social and cultural contexts.

    Sonic Art Research Unit (SARU)

    Provides a forum for dialogue between the fields of Composition and Sound Art.

    Film Studies Research Unit (FSRU)

    Undertakes research into film history, film theory, as well as film criticism.

    Popular Music Research Unit (PMRU)

    Working on words in song, record production in the 1960s, popular music history, music publishing, and music journalism.

    Print Culture Research Unit

    Undertakes research in print culture and publishing studies from the 19th to the 21st century.

    The Audience Project

    The Audience Project (TAP) Research Group aims to encourage, produce and disseminate innovative audience research.