What better place to get involved with our School of Art & Design's dynamic, imaginative and world-leading research activities than in the heart of a city with a thriving arts scene and strong creative community?
Our research here at Nottingham Trent University (NTU) acts as a vital cornerstone in the activities and the life of our School. We have an outward-looking research culture, with a strong focus on art and design practice as a significant contributor to cultural enrichment, social dynamics, and economic vitality.
Our School is based in our Bonington and Waverley buildings, both dedicated centres for Art and Design.
Our extensive facilities are supported by highly skilled technical staff, and include:
We've been teaching Art and Design since 1843, making us one of the UK's most well-established, renowned and respected creative universities.
These case studies show the impact of our work:
Our staff and postgraduate researchers undertake innovative investigations, discovering fresh ideas, designs, performances and works of art leading to new perceptions, products, and processes.
In the case of more theoretical projects, they engage with a range of perspectives on art and design practice, drawing from cultural, perceptual, pedagogic, and systems theory. In addition, a significant strand of activity is focused on the exploration of new technologies and innovating methods, materials and procedures.
Our work is of direct relevance to needs and developments in the cultural, industrial and commercial sectors, and is supported by income from a range of bodies including:
Interested in doing PhD research? Find out more about the course in Art and Design.
Funding and studentships are also available.