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.

We Are Global

Living in the 21st Century, the world is getting smaller and becoming more connected every day. At Northumbria University we recognise and respond to this fast paced, dynamic world and are operating on a global scale more than ever before.