Research within the School of Creative Arts explores relationships between the creative process and its various outcomes, performance and community. The School consists of creative artists, scholars, performers and theorists. Their combined contribution is an integrated discourse in which practice and theory are entwined. Practice led research is context dependent be it a commission for a gallery, a recording project, public artwork, or a community-based project in a suburb of Newcastle.
Our School's research activities are diverse in the various ways they engage with audiences, communities and academic communities:
- Research through practice and led by practice: the symbolic representation of the creative work; tools and techniques; methodologies; performance and production.
- Translation and transfer of the creative work: interpretation; uptake and negotiation; dissemination.
- Community relationship to the creative work: a particular community's value and use (application); modes of engagement (public art, formalised presentations, interactive, broadcast forms, etc); new contexts and audiences.
Apply for a PhD or Research Masters
Below you will find information on undertaking a PhD or Masters by Research that is specific to each discipline within the School of Creative Arts. This includes available supervisors, research methodologies, current graduate research and how to apply.
Research and Innovation Cluster
The Creative Industries Research and Innovation Cluster (CIRIC) takes a coordinated multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary approach, engaging across the many stakeholders that contribute to the growth and health of contemporary creative economies.
Collaborative Environments for Creative Arts Research (CeCAR) is an interdisciplinary research group located within the School of Creative Arts, Faculty of Education and Arts. CeCAR brings together national and international researchers in the creative arts, humanities, sciences, health and social sciences with external collaborators in the community, industry, other universities and institutes.
The Faculty of Education and Arts Strategic Network: Torres Strait Islander sacred music: protection, cultivation and revitalisation, work to protect, cultivate and revitalise Torres Strait Islander (TSI) music and musical practices in close collaboration with representatives from the TSI community.
Popular Entertainment Studies is a peer-reviewed, inter-disciplinary eJournal dedicated to the exploration of all aspects of popular entertainment. Its aim is to stimulate international debate and the exchange of ideas in a field whose meaning and definition remain widely contested.