[Wednesday: 25 April 2018 ]

Research within the Creative Arts at Cork Institute of Technology is supported through activities at the campus in Bishopstown and in the constituent schools of Crawford College of Art and Cork School of Music. Fields of study are diverse incorporating the more traditional academic and practice based disciplines as well as interdisciplinary creative practices articulated through engagement with new technologies.

The range of research within the scope of Creative Arts includes interests such as: design for interaction; critical approaches to art & technology; communication through new media; internet based and networked art; art history; design history and cultural and media studies.

The increased research capacity within this field of creative practice is testament to the growing recognition of the scholarship that is generated through experimental practice and creative methodologies in the arts.

This site represents a combination of interests within the fields of art, new media, design and education. Researchers come from a diversity of professional and academic backgrounds such as art and design history, visual and material culture, multimedia & new media technologies, educational technology, and 3D visualisation/animation. There is therefore a range of expertise enabling support for a wide spectrum of postgraduate projects within the area of contemporary art practice, new media, and interactive media technologies focused on communication in education, art & design and entertainment.

The Crawford College of Art (CCAD) is a constituent school of the Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) and creative arts research is supported by CIT through the CCAD.

News & Activities

SHARE Conference Aarhus: Artistic research, critical practices and contemporary cities
20th-21st June 2014 Aarhus Denmark.
The conference Artistic research, critical practices and contemporary cities seeks to bring together artistic researchers, spatial practitioners, architects, urbanists, planners, designers, artists of all disciplines, musicians, composers, performers, activists, community organisers and city-dwellers to consider the question of the contemporary city as a site of enquiry, debate and political and professional contestation.
See conference website for further details.


The Wandesford Quay Gallery operates as a showcase and publication space for art and design research activities. The full list of activities at the gallery can be found here.

Research Active Staff

If you are looking to identify a supervisor for your research project get a list of staff actively researching as part of formal research programmes and as part of their professional practice here.