Creative industries and technologies
Creativity powers innovation, growth and human progress. Here at UWE Bristol we’re working with industry-leaders and with agile, leading-edge innovators to create new futures in everything from film and TV, animation and digital story-telling, games and virtual reality.
Our research strengths include:
- creative industries and digital technologies
- audiences of the future and immersive technologies
- design, fabrication and print technologies.
Transforming the print industry
Our expert printmakers and digital specialists are helping to craft the future of print for artists and commercial producers.
Resurrecting Angela Carter’s Bristol connection
The life and work of one of the 21st century’s most canonical writers have been reconnected to the city of Bristol, amplifying the city’s cultural kudos.
Global boost for alternative film culture
Activists, artists, filmmakers and exhibitors have joined forces as part of the world’s largest alternative film network.
Once the preserve of a niche audience, artists’ books have been reframed as a widely accessible art form, connecting artists with fans and collectors.
City of Film
Our research and our support of Bristol's film industry has led to the city being awarded UNESCO City of Film status.
Collaboration boosts creativity
Inspired by us, dozens of companies, freelancers and cultural organisations have reaped the benefits of collaborative working methods, attracting multi-million pound investments in the process.
We are proud to be part of the South West Creative Technology Network and involved in coming up with creative, sustainable solutions to today’s problems.
Schools across the UK have had their minds opened to the subtle ideologies contained in children’s literature, encouraging a more critical perspective.
Traditional top-down approaches to heritage interpretation have been flipped on their head by UWE Bristol experts.
Novel print processes
From wearable technology that will give people the power to monitor their health, to futuristic composite materials that will make transport more environmentally sustainable, researchers at UWE Bristol are on the case.
Shifting perceptions of criminal justice
Public engagement in the criminal justice system has been enhanced by our work, thanks to an innovative and digitised approach to capturing the history of the UK’s courthouses.
University students from working-class backgrounds stand a better chance of accessing academic and job opportunities, after research exposed the inequities holding them back.
Uplifting visual storytellers
In an era of fake news and disposable media, visual reportage has an increasingly influential role to play, as proven by an award-winning UWE Bristol artist.
Our researchers are helping to steer the emerging field of virtual reality and the critical questions asked around power, responsibility and creative potential in a positive direction.
Our collaboration with some of the world’s leading musicians is combining artificial intelligence and human motion for a unique take on musical gloves as wearable technology.
Professional mentoring scheme designed by women, for women
We have designed a pioneering mentoring scheme which has attracted the support of more than 400 mentors and mentees along with a number of organisations across the UK's aviation and aerospace industry.
3D printing of ceramics
UWE Bristol's innovative ceramic 3D printing material has helped ceramic tableware companies improve their industrial processes.
Community local news
UWE Bristol research has informed the BBC and community groups in working together to widen the range of voices in local news.
Improving young people's engagement with education
Research at UWE Bristol has stimulated new partnerships between universities, colleges and schools.
Next generation flight design
'Onto REM' combines cutting edge requirements alongside project and business timelines, shaping the next generation of aircraft.
Promoting children's literature
UWE Bristol research has had a major influence on the teaching, reading and writing of children’s literature, at home and abroad.
What graduates do we need
Researchers from UWE Bristol collaborated to create a classification scheme to analyse graduate employment.
Breaking research boundaries
We’re tackling the big issues of today and tomorrow head on. This is big, brave thinking for a better future. It’s research done well. Research with the power to transform lives, transform the future.Breaking research boundaries
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Postgraduate research study
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