Creative Industries

CIRICreative Industries Research Institute

The creative industries play a vital role in creating and distributing imaginative content across the world. In many post-industrial societies, the creative industries have gained prominence in government policy and investment. The UK has a considerable reputation in the creative industries practice and research.

The Creative Industries Research Institute (CIRI) delivers excellent research that makes a significant impact on culture, civil society and the industries themselves. In REF 2014, all our research was deemed to have world–leading (4*) or internationally excellent (3*) impact.

CIRI works closely with academic partners from around the world and have long-established ties with partners in the arts, broadcasting, and third-sector organisations. Research spans both traditional academic publications and practice-based outputs including exhibitions, films and performances.

Our staff and postgraduate students work within our expert research centres:

Leading the agenda

The University is leading the agenda for the creative industries and the digital economy in Wales. An exemplar project is the Creative Exchange Wales Network, a joint Arts and Humanities Research Council and Welsh Government initiative.

Its aim is to stimulate knowledge exchange in this priority sector area between universities and businesses in Wales. Led by Professor Hamish Fyfe on behalf of Universities in Wales, Creative Exchange Wales Network (CEW-N) will stimulate growth in the creative economy and enhance economic recovery by harnessing localised activity, participation and practice to impact the global creative economy.