Music, Drama, Dance and Performing Arts (Unit of Assessment 35)
Research within the School of Creative Arts & Technologies is coordinated within the UoA35 Research Cluster, involving staff in Cinematic Arts, Creative Technologies, Drama and Music. Within the Cluster, support is prioritized for four interdisciplinary Research Groups: Creative Arts and Health; Creative Arts and the Digital; Engaging with the Past; and Creative Practice-as-Research. Individual subjects and staff then prioritize specific projects that they will offer to supervise within and between these Research Groups, or, where appropriate, with colleagues in other fields and disciplines.
Proposals are welcomed in a wide range of areas relating to staff research interests. Current priority topics are listed below:
Embodied Models in Interaction
Embodied Models in Digital Music (or Digital Arts) Interaction and/or Performance
Sentiment analysis for digital creativity systems
Advanced online virtual learning environments
Applications for practice-based research are especially welcome, as are interdisciplinary projects. The MRes (Arts) is offered in Creative Technologies for students wishing to undertake a preparatory year before commencing the doctoral programme.
Current and most recent research theses supervised in Creative Technologies:
Sentiment Analysis and Media Recommender Systems (ongoing)
Embodied Models in Multitouch Application Design for Rhythm-based Electronic Music (2015)
Accessible and Inclusive Design of Digital Musical Instruments for Musicians with Cerebral Palsy (2014)
Expansion of Electric Guitar Performance Practice Using Interactive Music Systems (2012)
Auditory Geographies of Northern Ireland and Sound Installation Practices (2012)