Environment - Performing Arts

Performing Arts - Environment

REF summary - Environment.


The Department of Performing Arts is home to a thriving research culture, which covers all of the areas of expertise within the department - in Drama, Dance, Popular Music Studies, Applied Performance, Performance Ethnography, Performance Theory, and Musicology. In the 2008 Research Assessment exercise, all areas of the department’s work were ranked 2* or above.


Current staff research interests include:


Staff research is supported by the faculty research centre (CCRAM - Chester Centre for Research in Arts and Media). CCRAM has run a series of Symposia (three each academic year) at which staff present research; each event includes an invited keynote speaker, and PhD students from across the faculty are encouraged to give papers on their developing research interests.