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The Institute for Design, Culture and the Arts (IDCA) is the hub for research in the School of Arts and Media.
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The Institute of Design, Culture and the Arts is dedicated to inquiry into historical and contemporary practices. The Institute draws its membership from a range of disciplines, including researchers in history, English, creative writing, dance, fine art, design, film production, cultural studies, the history of theatre, animation, acting, journalism and radio production.
The REF 2014 results reinforced continuing strengths in History which scored particularly well in terms of research impact, in the fields of Far Right History and Regional History. 100% of work in this category was rated as having outstanding/very considerable reach and significance. The REF 2014 results also highlighted new strengths in Art and Design, in the areas of digital media, fine art and design, and in English, with a focus on Modern and Contemporary Literature and Culture. 80% of the English submission was also considered to have outstanding/very considerable impact in terms of reach and significance.
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Activity is organised to support a long-standing centre of research excellence in History and two growing research specialisms in Art and Design and English:
Find out more about the Design Culture and the Creative Arts Research Group
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Find out more about our History Research Centres
Applications from postgraduate research students are particulary welcome in the following interdisciplinary areas:
Including areas of sustainable design practices across a broad area of design disciplines that reflects our strengths and member research interests in the design area.
As a form of transformative practice in industry and business contexts that is strongly interdisciplinary and builds on established industry and academic partnerships.
Builds on a platform of research excellence in regional history extending to new areas of cross-disciplinary practice aligned to the
Heritage Consortium , with a focus upon cultural and social perspectives of localism, public history practice and cultural identities.
Situates the applied arts within broader social and cultural contexts and explores the cultural phenomenon of alternative, sustainable jewellery, accessories and fashion as an emerging global practice.
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We value the research of our academics for the public good and because it guarantees our teaching looks at the past with a critical eye, is abreast of the contemporary moment, and weaves the fabric of the future.
Art and Design
The English research group is a diverse and dynamic community of researchers and practitioners working in a range of literary, cultural and creative fields.
History forms a long-standing centre of research excellence and scholarship within the University across modern and contemporary political history to regional and local, cultural and intellectual history.