Creative Industries Institute

Bringing together our research and teaching expertise to collaborate with industry, government and communities.

Art and Design Research Themes

We work under one unit to encourage interdisciplinarity collaboration identifying with specific core themes which have evolved with new people and over time.

Current projects

Check out our varied portfolio of projects we are currently working on.

Art & Design Research Impact

Find out how we are making an impact locally and globally.

World-leading research

Research focussed on four interconnected clusters of research that are driven by shared interest in themes that are of value to society, culture, health and to the economy.

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About Our Research

About our Art and Design Research

We are a diverse group of research staff and a vibrant PhD research community of around 45 researchers.

PhD Opportunities

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People within Art and Design Research

Meet the people behind our Art and Design research.

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Intersections: Postgraduate Journal for Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

Intersections is our Postgraduate Journal for Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. We're currently calling for applicants to join our editorial team.

Belfast School of Art

Belfast School of Art plays a central role in the cultural and creative life of the city. We foster innovation in dynamic workshops and studios.