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Research Degrees / Examples of current and recent graduate research

CURRENT STUDENTS

Linda CarreiroLinda Carreiro
Working Against Type: Revealing the dynamic body in word-based visual art. My Fine Arts PhD aims to reveal indices of the dynamic body within text-based artwork, proposing that these traces can provide new understandings of artistic practice involving text, and alternate ways of engaging with the works. More…

john cosgroveJohn Cosgrove
Development of a framework for mapping Energy Usage and CO2 Emissions in an Advanced. The proposed change project is based on the need for industry to reduce its spending on energy, to take steps to protect the environment and to preserve jobs. More…

Ben Ewart-DeanBen Ewart-Dean
How Creative Video-making Activities Can Improve The Social Communication Skills Of Children On The Autism Spectrum. With the use of technological devices becoming more and more widespread, children now have a variety of ways of expressing themselves through moving images. This can be particularly beneficial for those who find it difficult to communicate verbally. Read more…

James GreenJames Green
The depiction of visual experience: A study of close-up double vision. Crossed disparity causes things appear in ‘close-up double vision’, due to their proximity to an observer. More…

John Hammersley
Nearly all twentieth-century artworks have been written as the product of the creative individual artist or genius. More…

Simon Hatherley
A study to develop a best practice model for the development of low carbon, ecological low rise rural dwellings for 21st century Wales. More…

Robin HawesRobin Hawes
Art & Visual Perception: What value do contemporary theories of visual perception have for art practice? Utilizing a previously untried and novel approach to juxtapose theory and practice, this doctoral investigation uncovers potential for developing more productive relationships between perceptual theory and arts practice. More…

Leah McLaughlin
A key motivation for my research is to explore, examine and interrogate aspects of ceramic practice, using terms of reference drawn from aesthetic theories. More…

Sean O’Reilly
The history of landscape production and representation is intimately bound up with a tradition that saw nature depicted as that ‘other’ to culture and led to its objectification both within science and its representation as landscape. More…

Fakri OthmanFakri Othman
Using Computer Animation Technique to Assist the Teaching of Handwriting to Children with Dyspraxia. I have proposed a method to assist children with dyspraxia to improve their handwriting skills. More…

Theodore RoeTheodore Roe
Enchantment in Industrial Design. There has been a loss of enchantment for industrial design practice in the latter half of the twentieth century. According to Alexander (1964), Krippendorff and Butter (1984), and Norman (1988), a flourishing philosophical practice of industrial design, became submerged beneath an increasingly instrumentalised and commercial practice which came to be known as product design, and which operated as a form of celebrity practice coupled to scientific methodologies. More…

Helena SandsHelena Sands
Intimacy and environment in the elision between theatre and performance art. The inter-relation between theatre and performance art is precarious. Through practical work and case studies my research investigates the existence of certain conventions within performance art, paying particular attention to the effect of the intimate exchange between performer and viewer. More…

Chris de Selincourt
Where is the Mind of the Media Editor? An analysis of Editors as Intermediaries of the Cinematic Experience. At the heart of our experience with media we find some form of editing process. This now applies to both creation and appreciation of media. Most artworks are realised through some sort of editing process, usually involving the development of an image or idea to a point where the maker or makers are satisfied that their intentions are being expressed. More…

Sarah YounanSarah Younan
(Im)material Artefacts; Three-dimensional digital museum objects. Digital technologies provide new ways to engage with artefacts, they also have the potential to affect a shift in our understanding of original objects. More…

 

RECENT STUDENTS

 

Jan Bennett
Imagery concerning the future of the human body and how it might be altered or enhanced filters into all levels and areas of visual culture. More…

James Fathers
This investigation is concerned with the role of Product Design in a developing context, and in particular the exploration of design training strategies to empower craft artisans in this context. More…

Alison Graham
The investigation is grounded within theories associated with the creation and perception of visual phenomena, specifically key psychological and physiological principles relating to the illusory properties of colour and tone. More…

Laura Gray
Although the relationships between ceramics and sculpture have historically and regularly diverged and converged, they have not often been written about. This PhD, following the research undertaken in this area by Dr Jeffrey Jones, engages with the relationship between traditional pottery forms and sculpture in contemporary ceramics practice. More…

Nigel Hallett
I am nearing the end of my period of study for my part-time Ph.D. The genesis for my study was an interest in art and the assessment of art which extends over 40 years into my past. More…

Jineui Kim
The key questions being addressed through this project arose out with illusory properties created by the interrelationship and interaction of three-dimensional forms and line, marks and tone on the surfaces of these forms. More…

Sara Moorehouse
This doctoral research examines and analyses the spatial activity created by colour combinations, drawn from landscape, when applied to three-dimensional form. More…

Professional Doctorates

Cardiff School of Art & Design offers three Professional Doctorate programmes designed around the concept of change agency, intended for professionals who wish to make a step-change in the way their organization operates. Read more about the Cardiff Metropolitan University Professional Doctorate here.

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