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REF 2021: Unit of Assessment 32

UOA 32: Art and Design: History, Practice and Theory

BU leads and pioneers the development of knowledge and practices in computer animation, visual effects (VFX) and digital media, which has generated profound influence nationally and internationally.

As well as strong connections with research institutions across the world, The National Centre for Computer Animation (NCCA) and the Centre for Digital Entertainment (CDE) have developed collaborative relationships with industry, working with over 40 industrial partners across the past seven years to support innovation and development of new technologies. 

We value our research culture of being collaborative, inclusive, supportive, and creative – with a fast-growing postgraduate researcher cohort and development of Early Career Researchers. 

Find out about the impact of our research: