Postgraduate Research at UNSW Art & Design
UNSW Art & Design provides access to an outstanding postgraduate research experience on a campus located in the heart of one of Sydney’s creative industries precincts.
Recognised as a national leader for several years running in the Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) rankings, the Faculty is also rated among the world’s top 40 art and design institutions by the QS World University Rankings, which evaluates research impact and academic reputation.
The strengths of the Faculty’s research culture lie in transdisciplinary explorations of theory and practice at the intersections of art, design and media arts. With a passionate commitment to engaging with contemporary social, cultural and environmental issues, our key research areas include immersive interactivity, creative robotics, fine arts, 3D visualisation, curating and cultural leadership, experimental sound, visual anthropology and arts and health.
These research areas are driven by research hubs including the 3D Visualisation Aesthetics Lab; the Centre for Interactive Cinema (iCinema); the Creative Robotics Laboratory; the Laboratory for Innovation in Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums (GLAMplus) and the National Institute for Experimental Arts (NIEA).
World-class facilities at UNSW Art & Design provide postgraduate researchers with unique research opportunities. EPICentre, the Expanded Perception and Visualisation Interaction Centre, now under construction, represents the next generation in medical imaging technologies. It will revolutionise 2D and 3D imaging, with ultra-high resolution photography and digital laser scanning, creating immersive environments at the boundaries of art, science and medicine.
The Faculty’s postgraduate research culture and environment supports a dynamic series of events, including early career research seminars, conference presentations, workshops, experimental labs, talks and forums. At the heart of this vibrant culture are the Postgraduate Conferences where students present their research to colleagues in the Faculty’s research community. Postgraduate researchers can exhibit their work in the Faculty’s gallery ADSpace and, through application, in the world-class UNSW Galleries. They also have access to a Research Commons with spectacular views of Sydney Harbour.
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