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.

    Social Sculpture Research Unit (SSRU)

    Creates opportunities for dialogue processes, transdisciplinary research and connective practices.

    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.

    Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies

    One of the leading centres for publishing education in the world, OICPS provides top quality training and consultancy services to the publishing industry, government organizations, charities and NGOs.

    Live Art and Performance Group

    The Live Art and Performance Group (LAPER) is a performance art group organised by Veronica Cordova de la Rosa and PhD candidate Peta Lloyd.