The Centre for Excellence in Media Practice (CEMP) is a research centre based in the Faculty of Media and Communication at Bournemouth University. It was awarded Centre of Excellence status in 2004 by the Higher Education Funding Council (now Research England).

CEMP delivers research projects funded by media organisations, charities, research councils, government departments and the private sector. Our research spans media, communication and journalism, with a focus on our key themes:

  • media education and professional development

  • media management and media industry practices 

  • creative practice and practice-led research 

  • sustainability and ethics within media and communication practice

The CEMP team consists of Bournemouth University academics and doctoral students, working with an active team of Visiting Professors and Visiting Fellows. Members of the centre and our doctoral researchers publish widely in journals, books and edited collections. 

CEMP convenes the Media Education Summit, and supports a professional doctorate programme (Ed D) for media, creative arts and technology educators and practitioners. In addition to the Ed D programme, members of the centre are interested in proposals for PhD projects related to our research themes.

CEMP Membership

Research groups

Current projects

Previous projects