Creative Industries

Moray School of Art

Artist researchers contribute to a vibrant culture of research led teaching in the undergraduate and postgraduate curriculum at Moray School of Art, Scotland’s fifth major art school. Research active staff operate across a broad spectrum of fine art and textiles practice with research interest in a range of areas including:

  • Painting at the digital interface
  • Poesis and spatial practice
  • The legacies of surrealism
  • Medical visualisation and drawing
  • Gender, natality and printmaking
  • Photographic practice, writing and spectrality

Moray School of Art also leads the Between places visual research research group, initiated by visual practitioners and academics across the university in the Cultural and Creative Industries. The group aims to undertake innovative enquiry into practices and ideas relating to place, landscape and language, alongside contemporary approaches to the art in and of the Highlands and Islands. The dispersed nature of the research group resonates with our interest in place as an embodiment of possibility: place as a juncture or nexus of people, culture, environment engendered by geographies of inward and outward migration.

Centre for Rural Creativity

The Centre for Rural Creativity is an initiative to support research and knowledge exchange in the creative industries in remote and rural areas, established in 2015 with the support of Shetland Islands Council, Highlands and Islands Enterprise and Creative Scotland. Based in Shetland College UHI the Centre will undertake interdisciplinary research and act as a focal point for the University’s teaching, knowledge exchange and engagement with the creative industries. The centre works collaboratively in some of the same spaces as Moray School of Art but overall has interests that reach across the disciplines studied university-wide, namely:

  • Applied Music
  • Audio Engineering
  • Contemporary Filmmaking in the Highlands and Islands
  • Contemporary Textiles
  • Drama and Performance
  • Events Management
  • Fine Art
  • Fine Art Textiles
  • Music Business
  • Popular Music
  • Visual Communication and Design

Perth Music, Audio Engineering and Business Research

With mulitple streams of research related to music, performance and the music industry this busy group of researchers, business analystis and practising musicians are very well connected across the sector read more on the Perth music research website. Some recent projects include:

  • Electro Acoustic Composition
  • Scottish Folk Music
  • Popular Music Pedagogy
  • Creative Practice
  • Music for Cochlear Implants
  • Non-Formal Learning of Rhythm
  • Strategic Design
  • Creative Learning Spaces
  • Crafting Design Pedagogy within an Intercultural Context
  • Archaeo Acoustics