The School of Arts and Media has a 'world-leading' reputation for its research and innovation activity in the last Research Assessment Exercise (RAE 2008). At MediaCityUK, we are now engaging in cross-disciplinary research and further developing our profile of working with those engaged in shaping the creative and media economy.

The School actively engage with television and radio broadcasters, journalists, public arts, creative media, design innovation and music ensembles, as well as community partners. You will also likely discover our work at festivals, art exhibitions, gaming expos, screenings, hospitals, tourist attractions, shopping malls, brass band competitions and in online virtual worlds. And of course you will see us contributing to arts and media debates by contributing our commentary related to our areas of expertise, in public arts, broadcast, print and online media.

Our academic staff conduct research which informs our teaching and adds depth and quality to our students’ experience. Our innovative and varied research portfolio is driven by six distinct research centres:

We actively work with staff from across the University and play a leading role in the key theme of Media, Creative Economy and Digital Technology. Our cross-school, collaborative approach allows us to tackle research problems in conjunction with external partners. With significant international partnerships and EU research funding, we are also working globally.

With well over 100 postgraduate students from the UK, Europe, African countries, Iran, Malaysia, China, Saudi Arabia and the United States, our PhD students are exceptionally diverse and informative, and are integral to the daily life of the school.

If you would like to know more about research in the School of Arts and Media please contact Stephen Ward, Associate Dean of Research and Innovation, or one of our Research Centre Heads via their centre websites.