Research centres, groups and projects play an important role within the School of Art and Design in maintaining the established reputation, nationally and internationally, for research across a range of disciplines.

Research centres

Centre for Fine Print Research (CFPR)

The Centre for Fine Print Research concentrates on the production of physical artefacts using a number of digital and new media technologies.

Research groups

Beyond the Book

The future of the book is a topic that inflames, excites and inspires in equal measure. UWE’s research group is interested in the future form of books, the impact of digital technology and the critical space pertaining to these issues. We are based in practice-led teaching programmes, also building on research completed within REACT’s Book and Print programme.

Make and Think

The Make and Think research group aims are to capture the practical and philosophical arguments that arise through the engagement in processes and materials through rigorous critical attention to skills based art practice.

Visual Culture Research Group (VCRG)

The Visual Culture Research Group brings together practitioners, theorists and historians to analyse visuality and visual culture. VCRG provides a meeting point for the development of a wide range of inter- and cross-disciplinary research that challenges conventional ways of thinking and existing subject boundaries. 

Centres of Excellence

Centre for Moving Image Research (CMIR)

The Centre for Moving Image Research is dedicated to the task of investigating the role of moving images in today's changing world.

Collaborative research projects

Bristol and Bath by Design

The major research project, Bristol and Bath by Design, brings together experts from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol), University of Bristol and Bath Spa University, working in collaboration with West of England Design Forum (WEDF), Bristol Media, Creative Bath, The West of England Local Enterprise Partnership and REACT, to draw on expertise in design, creative arts, business and law, and mechanical engineering.

Research ethics and governance

The Faculty of Arts, Creative Industries and Education (ACE) has a Faculty Research Ethics Committee committed to promoting high ethical standards in the conduct of research undertaken by its staff and students.

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