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School of Arts & Creative Industries


We support students who are working on a wide range of topics from community engagement through to performance art, drawing or printmaking.

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We welcome early conversations with the team to consider ideas and approaches and establish the best fit of a supervisory team. Indicative research being undertaken by PhD students within the team currently includes:

  • investigations into MIMA's drawing collection
  • artists' writings and publications
  • critical creative pedagogies
  • disability histories within contemporary art practice
  • MIMA and its community research
  • art and activism
  • interspecies collaboration and the Anthropocene
  • feminist art histories of Britain
  • oral histories of the town through creative interrogation
  • mental health and art therapies nationally and internationally.
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