Our research facilities & support
The wealth of resources and facilities you'll find at UCA really set us apart as a base for exciting creative research. Discover how our facilities and resources could support your work, with information about our library services, on-site archives and special collections, making facilities for practice-based projects, and other research support events and resources.
With more than 280,000 print and e-books and exhibition catalogues, 500m of archival material and a wide range of broadcast materials, our libraries hold a wealth of incredible information that will enhance your studies, and offer extensive specialist services for our research community.
With particular strengths in arts activism, animation and photography, our Archives and Special Collections are home to rare and unique artefacts and resources, which you can access by appointment.
If you're developing a creative research project with a practice-based element, UCA's extensive creative studios and workshops make our campuses ideal bases for your work.
Open Access means making research outputs freely available online so anyone can read, access, download, and use the research. The video below outlines the reasons for open access. Read our Open Access guidance
Our podcast collaborations offer insight into the world-changing research undertaken by the University for the Creative Arts researchers. Listen to our Podcasts...
A collection of research folios represents some of the practice research projects developed by academic staff at UCA and submitted to REF 2021. The folios present a rich and diverse range of approaches to practice research across diverse areas of creative practice, including art, performance, architecture, crafts, film, textiles and photography. The folios can be downloaded, providing details of each project, including the research context, research methods and processes, outcomes and dissemination.