Creativity is a key driver of modern, dynamic societies and is at the centre of our research excellence. Our research links traditional arts and humanities disciplines with science and engineering. We work with partners in the creative sector and we study the impact of creativity on our society and economy.

Research topics

Focus area

Digital creativity

The creative industries are one of the UK’s leading industrial sectors with an established reputation for content production and technological innovation. Our research supports this expertise with academic collaborations across linguistic, cultural, aesthetic and cognitive dimensions.

Featured research

Research Champion

Professor Damian Murphy, research champion for Creativity

Damian Murphy leads research in virtual acoustics and spatial audio in the University’s AudioLab. He is Professor of Sound and Music Computing and an active sound artist whose creative work has featured in galleries, festivals and venues internationally.

Read more about Professor Murphy's vision for Creativity

Creativity research at York: overview (PDF , 132kb)