Music, Drama, Dance, Performing Arts, Film and Screen Studies Research
A unique multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary environment for research across and between the fields of drama, film, music, heritage and museum studies.
Research Themes, Research Groups, and Centre
Our research in Music, Drama, Performing Arts, Film and Screen, and Heritage/Museum Studies is organised within both interdisciplinary and subject-specific research groups, and we collaborate with colleagues across Ulster as part of the Creative Industries Institute (established in 2017). Current projects led by this unit include the £13 million AHRC Creative Cluster, Future Screens NI, and the UKRI Covid Rapid Response project Museums, Crisis and Covid-19.
Our research environment is now (as of REF2021) judged to be 100% 3*/4* ('internationally excellent' and 'world-leading), and our overall profile is 41% 4* 'world-leading', leading us to be ranked alongside many prominent research-intensive departments at other universities and in the conservatoire sector.
Our research is centred within the following areas: