Our objectives are:
- Engage in research and knowledge transfer through practice, feeding back into the curriculum
- Work in partnership with the creative and cultural industries, regionally, nationally and internationally
- Create an inspirational environment set in first class resources and effectively drawing on the resources of collaborative partners, thus developing further the concept of the ‘Cultural Campus’
- Collaborate across disciplines and be highly visible in what we do.
Ph.D. – we look forward to receiving all applications for study and if you would like discussions with us about your project proposal then please contact Dr. Angela Bartram: firstname.lastname@example.org
In choosing to study with us you would be joining a select group of researchers working within the intellectual context of an established research centre. The distinctive interdisciplinary make-up of our PhD programme encourages a freedom to pursue new and innovative directions, whilst being guided by experienced and leading academics.
- We are an intellectually exciting School organised into Media, Performing Arts, Art, and Design. Staff and students come from a wide range of backgrounds and our primary areas of interest are interdisciplinary practices related to digital and material arts. This encompasses film, photography, theatre, music and dance, fashion and textiles, visual communication, creative work and creative and cultural markets.
- As a result of this mix, we have a unique interdisciplinary blend of research events and activities. We have the FORMAT International Film and Photography Festival biannually, the Learning Theatre ACE funded project Derby Theatre, the Heritage Lottery Funded DerwentWISE project, and multidisciplinary Nature Connections Festival. All of these are in addition to the city’s cultural houses’ exhibitions, screenings and performances.
In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework the School of Arts achieved 82% of research at International level and World Class. Apply for a Postgraduate Research Degree
Research in the School stands out for its collaborative and interdisciplinary approaches, which places ourselves at the confluence of the arts in the city of Derby and the region of Derbyshire and the East Midlands but with applications for wider relevance for the creative and cultural industries. Our approach is proudly transmedial and frequently collaborative.
The focus of this role will be interdisciplinary research projects working with Professor Chris White. Those that are currently available fall under the current headings of:
Sustainable Scenographies – design for performative and media environments, and you will be expected to contribute to the peer-review journal Scene and its annual production. There are two issues per year. Your area of interest and research should encompass ecological practices in the performing arts.
The Cultural Value of the Arts for Health and Well-Being – this encompasses arts practice as it relates to social engagement, creativity, the learning theatre, nature and the environment, art and science, and creative technologies. You will be expected to work with Professor White in terms of upcoming conferences for 2016 and 2017 related to these areas.
Creative Ecologies – interdisciplinary arts practice
On Wednesdays, 4-6pm at Markeaton Street, room 200
||Sustainable solar surface decoration: The correlation between Anthotype principles with plant extractions as a form of eco-patterning for fabrics.
||Further research dissemination on International Applied/Political Theatre platforms
||A Tasty Dish and Top Ten Tips for Bid Writing Report
||Research Metrics Strategy
||The Value Of Labour - Investigations and Three Preliminary Works
||Exploring Digital Repetition in Electronic Dance Music Performance
||Christine Parker at Quad, Derby
||PhD by Published works – and now what shall I do with it?
||3D Ambisonic Guitar System and Production (aka 'GASP' - Guitars with Ambisonic Spatial Production)
||A Cage for the Music and the Limits of Invention
||Darren Daly and Amanda Wallace
||‘Filtered’ (Performance) - How does Sealey’s “Aesthetics of Access” impact upon the creation of new theatre, with a primary focus on access for visually impaired audiences?
||Creative inhibition: How to destroy creativity?
||THE SAME SKY - A Musical: Three Months to Write Thirty Years to Make
||Reality Fragments: Found Footage, Spatial Video Collage, and Non-Fiction Explorations of the Socio-Historical Worl
||Derby Omphalos – work in progress for a D-LAB digital arts commission
||CRITICAL CLOTH - Patchwork as Critical Practice
||Cameron Jinks and Michael Brown
||Lessons in Physics Conference, co-curator Vered Lahav
||Dr Richard Hodges
||Music Cognition and Tonality: A Composer's Perspective - Dr Richard Hodges
||A Cross The Decades
||Michael Brown and Paul Vandemast-Bell
||Life Goes On
||Sounds in Space Conference