Cinematics Arts at Ulster University is a new and vibrant area of research that combines theory and practice of moving image arts in the new digital media age. Applicants can propose practice-based research topics, cinema studies related research questions or focus on the uses of alternative media practices that involve moving image.
Proposals are welcomed in a wide range of areas relating to staff research interests. Current priority topics are listed below:
Contemporary Filmmaking Practice
Modern and Contemporary Cinema
Alternative, Amateur and Resistance Media
Applications for practice-based research are especially welcome, as are interdisciplinary projects. The MRes (Arts) is offered in Cinematic Arts for students wishing to undertake a preparatory year before commencing the doctoral programme.
All research students, i.e., those registered for MPhil and PhD degrees, are members of the Faculty of Arts Research Graduate School. Postgraduate rooms with computing and study facilities are available for students on the Coleraine and Magee campuses, and annual series of research seminars offer students opportunities to engage with current research in their discipline.
Research staff are members of the Arts and Humanities Research Institute, and PhD candidates are associate members. Postgraduate students are encouraged to participate in the wider research community and to develop their skills and experience by presenting at research seminars within the University as well as at national and international conferences.
Current research students have been successful in achieving financial support from the Department for Education and Learning (DEL) and the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) with additional assistance from sources such as the Standing Conference of University Drama Departments (SCUDD) and Ulster Universitys Library Travel Fund.