Art and Design

REF 2014

  • Northumbria is in the UK top 10 for research power in Arts and Design.

  • Northumbria is rated top 25 in the UK for its Art and Design research environment.


Art and Design's research groups combine academic innovation with critical exploration and engage with the creative and cultural industries through partnerships recognised for their excellence.

Research embraces a broad range of subjects, including applied research in Fine Art, Performance, human-computing Interaction Design and Design for commercial or social Innovation, and scholarly research into Design Issues and Visual and Material Cultures.