Research in Arts
The School brings together research expertise and achievements in three related disciplinary fields: Music and Sonic Arts; Drama and Arts Management; Film, Broadcast, and Screen Media.
Interdisciplinary Groups and Research Centres
Sonic Arts Research Centre
A purpose designed building with state-of-the-art facilities was opened by Karlheinz Stockhausen in 2004. The multidisciplinary work at SARC evolves and expands as collaborations develop and with variations in our research community.
Brian Friel Centre for Theatre Research
Since opening in 2009, the Friel Theatre and Centre for Theatre Research consolidates the reputation of Drama at Queen’s and is active in developing international networks that support and disseminate research in drama.
The Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice at Queen’s provides an important interdisciplinary focus for Arts and Humanities research across the University.
Initiatives facilitated by the Institutes include the research groups Art, Performance and Media in (Post-) Conflict Societies, Recomposing the City: Sonic Arts and Urban Architecture, Translating Improvisation, and Belfast Soundwalks – a partnership with Belfast City Council, funded by the AHRC Cultural Engagement Fund.
Queen's growing programme in Arts Management and Cultural Policy has seen the School take a lead role in the establishment of the Cultural Policy Observatory Ireland, an all island research network aimed at growing, connecting, and profiling academic research on the practices and policies relating to cultural policy across the island of Ireland.