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Academic - Industry Collaborations

Cutting-edge projects for research, scholarship, creative practice, digital innovations and industry engagement.

We embrace interdisciplinary approaches from across the arts and humanities, social sciences, and science and engineering.

XR Stories

XR Stories provides research and development funding, support and networking to expand the potential of immersive and interactive technologies for digital storytelling.

XR Stories are committed to bringing together world-leading research and creative digital expertise, to shape the future of storytelling.

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The Screen Industries Growth Network (SIGN) is a unique, business-facing initiative supporting the TV, film and games industries in Yorkshire and the Humber. SIGN aims to make this region the UK’s centre for digital creativity, and a model of diverse and inclusive activity.

The University of York leads the initiative, working with Screen Yorkshire and eight other Yorkshire universities.

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Digital Creativity Labs

Digital Creativity Labs (DC Labs), based at the University of York, is a centre of excellence for impact-driven research, focusing on digital games, interactive media and the rich space in which they converge.

DC Labs conducts research and leads technical development in new audience experiences, immersive technologies, new forms of storytelling and video game development.

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Support for commercial projects

Our industry-standard facilities are unrivalled in any other UK university. We have two professional theatres, two television studios, a large sound stage, production labs, postproduction facilities, a digital cinema, rehearsal rooms, and a full-wall 3Sixty room.

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