Centre for Design and Creative Industries (CDCI)

Research at the School of Visual Communication is carried out through the Centre for Design and Creative Industries, a well-established, interdisciplinary research centre that encompasses a broad range of creative design practices, innovation and external engagement.

Although the CDCI carries out work within the traditional design groupings of architecture, fashion and textiles, jewellery, product design and visual communication, the combination of cognate disciplines it brings together also gives opportunities to build genuinely interdisciplinary design research and respond to cross-disciplinary research themes and challenges.

Typographic Hub

The Typographic Hub promotes the history, theory and practice of typographic design in all its guises.

It does this through active research, running conferences and establishing archives.
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Visual communication research

Visual Communication Research supports staff specialising in a range of areas including: photography, illustration, film, performance, typography, drawing, digital media and cross-cultural studies of visual communication.
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Midlands4Cities Doctoral Training Partnership

AHRC funding for UK/EU doctoral students

The Midlands4Cities DTP will include at least 40 Collaborative Doctoral Awards (CDAs) co-designed with non-university partners.

The partnership will give students access across all eight institutions to a customised programme of research and employability training, which will enable students to gain vital arts and humanities skills.

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