Newcastle University: Digital Media

InstitutionNewcastle University View institution profile
Department School of Arts and Cultures
Study type Research


Our digital media research is committed to transdisciplinarity, creative digital practice, the intersection of art and sciences, social technologies and public engagement.

We offer PhD supervision in two main areas of digital media.

Digital arts practice, led by Professor John Bowers, includes topics such as:
•emerging technologies and experimental practice
•art and science practice
•transdisciplinary practice
•interactivity and human-computer interaction in arts practice
•data visualisation and creative practice
•affective computing and creative practice
•applied philosophy
•philosophy of cognition
•contemporary art and media theory
•new production environments and living labs
•open source culture and creativity
•crowdsourcing and creativity.

Digital media in museum, gallery and heritage settings, led by Dr Areti Galani, includes topics such as:
•online museum, gallery and heritage experiences
•social software and its implications for the cultural sector
•design and use of mobile, personal and ubiquitous technologies in cultural settings
•study and understanding of social museum experiences
•theory and practice of visitor studies
•ethnographic and ethnomethodological approaches in the study of museum experiences.


You have access to top quality facilities at the International Centre for Cultural and Heritage Studies and Culture Lab. Culture Lab’s facilities include a stock of film cameras and editing suites, as well as motion-capture, animation and sound-mixing technology.

Doctor of Philosophy - PhD

Newcastle University

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