Our research culture at Central is one of enquiry, innovation and experimentation where staff and students alike are engaged with new and pioneering ideas and practices, and seek to understand these within a wider field of performance and cultural production. A student’s eventual PhD submission may be a single and sustained written thesis, or it may feature practice-based projects alongside a written component to the thesis.
We believe that research into our disciplines often involves exploration in, and through, the media with which we are concerned. Central’s academic staff are expert in drawing connections between exploratory practice and advanced conceptualising, process and product, making and articulating. We also have a strong tradition of text-based academic scholarship in drama, theatre and performance.