The School of Arts and Cultures has a vibrant intellectual culture which provides the basis for cutting-edge research and scholarship in the following areas:

The School is home to a great variety of research types:
  • practice as research, e.g. in music composition and performance and in fine art;
  • historical, critical and theoretical studies, e.g. in musicology, art history and museology;
  • research into architecture, design and technology in museum and gallery studies;
  • sociological and psychological research in cultural and heritage studies;
  • research either focusing on, and/or utilising, digital media

As well as this, we recognise that the unique blend of disciplines within the School provides exciting possibilities for the cross-fertilisation of ideas and for interdisciplinary research groupings and activity. We are in the process of capitalising on such possibilities and developing the long-term sustainability of the School as a research environment.