Research area: Creative practice and creative industries
Storytelling, workflow and language in the fourth industrial revolution
Emerging creative technologies are disrupting conventional narrative structures, including the way in which stories are found and told. This multi-disciplinary PhD will investigate how traditional creative practice workflows are changing within these new storytelling landscapes. And subsequently what practices can be adopted to maximize the creativity and efficiency of producing these stories for a meaningful and engaging audience experience. This study addresses these gaps in knowledge by testing the application of novel creative practice methods via a series of prototype studies involving the creative use of data, archive and immersive visual and sound design. On a theoretical level this PhD will also call attention to historical audiovisual practices and user experience. Overall this study will contribute to the development of a common creative language across convergent disciplines and for a diverse audience.
This PhD sits within a wider research project conducted by StoryLab Research Institute. As such it will contribute to an iterative cycle of studies leading to the production of an immersive multi-platform narrative exploring intergenerational identity within migrant communities. The PhD candidate will contribute to StoryLab and cross-faculty outputs. This position will suit candidates with a background in any of the following areas: creative practice, qualitative research methods, audio-visual technologies and/or coding skills. The successful candidate will have the support of StoryLab (recognized by the AHRC and BAFTSS for delivering innovative and impactful research), resources (relevant equipment and software) and an experienced multidisciplinary supervision team (user experience, gaming, coding, film and narrative).
How to apply
To apply, you’ll need: A first class bachelor’s degree or a 2:1 bachelor’s degree and a masters at merit level or above. Equivalent awards will be considered. Qualifications must be relevant for the particular studentship you are applying for.