The Faculty of Arts is engaged in research and knowledge exchange activities grounded in programmes and subjects of study, with the aim of extending the interface between research, learning and teaching, creative practice, and knowledge exchange. It has developed partnerships with key external stakeholders, including the Arts Council, local authorities and regional government, enhancing its creative offering in the South East of England, while Arts staff also engage with cultural debate and their professional communities of practice at national and international levels.
The Faculty holds regular research seminars, symposia and events for staff and students. Visiting academics, artists, performers and writers, as well as honorary research fellows, contribute to a stimulating, interdisciplinary research environment. We also organise major international conferences and Faculty staff undertake consultancy in a variety of areas.
Faculty Research Centres
The Faculty is home to four research centres:
- The Culture-Media-Text Research Centre
- The Centre for Research into Language
- The Centre for Performance Practice and Research
- The Tavener Centre for Music and Spirituality
Postgraduate Research Supervision
The Faculty of Arts has a substantial community of research students supervised by expert staff. All full-time and part-time students have access to workstations in the Faculty's PGR Study room. The Faculty offers a programme of research seminars, 'open lab' discussion of research projects, and development sessions.
A successful track record of obtaining research funding
Our researchers have been awarded funding from a variety of sources, including the Arts and Humanities Research Council, the British Academy, the European Union, the Arts Council, Hampshire County Council and the Heritage Lottery Fund, as well as businesses and charities.
REF 2014: 'world-leading' research in Cultural and Media Studies and Performing Arts
The Faculty achieved a strong score in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) audit. Find out more.