12 ysgoloriaeth PhD a ariennir yn llawn, oddi fewn i Gyfadran y Diwydiannau Creadigol

Posted on February 9, 2016


Mae Prifysgol De Cymru yn falch o gael gwahodd ceisiadau ar gyfer 12 ysgoloriaeth PhD a ariennir yn llawn, oddi fewn i Gyfadran y Diwydiannau Creadigol (CDC).

CDC yw un o’r cyfadrannau mwyaf o’i bath yn y Deyrnas Unedig, ac mae ganddi berthnasau agos â’r diwydiannau creadigol yng Nghymru, y DU ac yn rhyngwladol. Wedi’i lleoli yng Nghaerdydd, ac yn ganolfan gyfryngol ffyniannus ar gyfer ffilm, teledu a’r celfyddydau, bydd y gyfadran yn agor adeilad Atrium 2 yn fuan iawn – adeilad a chanddo adnoddau heb eu hail ar gyfer addysgu yn y diwydiannau creadigol.

Lleolir ein hymchwil yn Sefydliad Ymchwil y Diwydiannau Creadigol a’i chanolfannau rhagoriaeth, sef:

Fframwaith Rhagoriaeth Ymchwil 2014, dyfarnwyd bod 65% o ymchwil y gyfadran yn uned asesu D35 Cerddoriaeth, Drama, Dawns a Chelfyddydau Perfformio (yn cynnwys y cyfryngau ac astudiaethau diwylliannol) a 75% o ymchwil uned asesu D34 Celf a Dylunio (fel rhan o gyflwyniad ar y cyd gyda WIRAD, Wales Institute of Art & Design) naill ai’n rhyngwladol ragorol (3*) neu’n arwain yn fyd-eang (4*).

Mae’r ysgoloriaethau hyn yn cynrychioli buddsoddiad sylweddol yn y genhedlaeth nesaf o ysgolheigion ac ymchwil yn y diwydiannau creadigol, ac yn ganolog i gynllunio’r Brifysgol ar gyfer yr ymarfer rhagoriaeth ymchwil nesaf.

Mae’r alwad hon ar agor i ysgolheigion a chanddynt ddiddordebau ymchwil yn y diwydiannau creadigol a chroesewir ymgeiswyr sy’n defnyddio ystod o fethodau a dulliau disgyblaethol (a rhyngddisgyblaethol). Fodd bynnag, rydym yn awyddus iawn i glywed oddi wrth bobl sy’n gweithio yn y meysydd canlynol:

  • Ffilm Ddogfen a Ffotograffiaeth (yn cynnwys prosiectau curadurol ac ymarfer fel ymchwil)
  • Drama (yn cynnwys drama radio a theledu, a dylunio llwyfan)
  • Cyfryngau a diwylliant mewn cenhedloedd bach
  • Perfformiad/Perfformio (yn cynnwys celfyddydau yn y gymuned; perfformiad a threftadaeth)
  • Cerddoriaeth Boblogaidd
  • Astudiaethau’r cyfryngau ac astudiaethau diwylliannol (yn cynnwys cynulleidfaoedd a ‘fandom’; rhywedd; diwylliant poblogaidd ac arswyd; polisi; ac astudiaethau lle)
  • Astudiaethau teledu

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12 fully-funded PhD scholarships within the Faculty of Creative Industries

Posted on February 5, 2016


The University of South Wales is delighted to invite applications for 12 fully-funded PhD scholarships within the Faculty of Creative Industries (FCI).

FCI is one of the largest faculties of its kind in the UK and enjoys close relationships with the creative industries in Wales, the UK and internationally. Based in Cardiff, a fast-growing media hub for film, television and the arts, the faculty will shortly open its Atrium 2 building with state-of the art facilities for creative industries teaching.

Our research is housed in the Creative Industries Research Institute and its centres of excellence, namely:

In REF 2014, 65% of the faculty’s research in UoA D35 Music, Drama, Dance and Performing Arts (including media and cultural studies) and 75% of research in UoA D34 Art & Design (as part of the joint submission from WIRAD) were rated either internationally excellent (3*) or world-leading (4*). These scholarships represent a major investment in the next generation of creative industries scholars and research, and is integral to the University’s planning for the next REF exercise.

This call is open to all scholars with research interests in creative industries and we welcome applicants employing a range of methods and (inter)disciplinary approaches. However we are particularly keen to hear from people working in the following areas:

  • Documentary film and photography (including curatorial and practice as research projects)
  • Drama (including radio and television drama, and set design)
  • Media and culture in small nations
  • Performance (including community arts; performance and heritage)
  • Popular music
  • Media and cultural studies (including audiences & fandom; gender; popular culture and horror; policy; and place)
  • Television studies

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Mediating Welsh Civil Society: the value of creative and mathematical methodologies in capturing change

Posted on July 10, 2015

Poster displayed at the WISERD Annual Conference
Tuesday 30th June to Thursday 2nd July 2015
Millennium Stadium, Cardiff

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The War on Terror

Posted on June 17, 2015

USW Emeritus Professor Stephen Lacey and Derek Paget, Visiting Fellow at the University of Reading are editors of a thought evoking and engaging new book The War on Terror. The Creative Industries Research Institute and the Communication, Cultural and Media Studies Research Unit hosted the book launch on June 4, 2015.

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Dr Rebecca Williams publishes article on Localebrities

Posted on May 21, 2015

Williams, R. (2015) Localebrities, adopted residents, and local characters: audience & celebrity in a small nation Celebrity Studies.

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'2 Tone' Loose Goose Radio Show by Dr Peter Jachimiak and Steve Johnson

Posted on May 6, 2015

Dr Peter Jachimiak and Steve Johnson, both of the University of South Wales (Cardiff Campus), have collaborated once again to bring you the latest edition of their Loose Goose Radio show: A podcast devoted solely to the music and style of ’2 Tone’.

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Windows to the Soul

Posted on January 23, 2015

Butetown History & Arts Centre
From 20th Jan to 1st March 2015
Private View: 25th Jan, 2-4pm.
The launch will include traditional Sudanese music and food.

Windows to the Soul is an exciting exhibition, which not only explores the artwork of Sudanese artists Salah Suliman Bakheit and Mohamed Hamza through portraiture, but, also, the modern and contemporary art movement in Sudan – particularly, the Khartoum College of Fine and Applied Arts – and its relationship with western art.

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Dr Rebecca Williams Interviewed by Danish Newspaper

Posted on June 11, 2014

Dr Williams was interviewed by the widely circulated Information publication.

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Dr Ruth McElroy contributes to International Women's Day feature

Posted on March 7, 2014

Dr Ruth McElroy Dr Ruth McElroy has contributed an article to a feature on International Women’s Day.

More than twelve USW academics shared their thoughts on what International Women’s Day means to them.

The feature also serves to highlight some of the important research taking place at the University, in areas as diverse as genetics, human rights, governance and reproductive health.

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Staff behind new BBC drama

Posted on January 2, 2014

A new BBC Wales detective drama, Hinterland, directed by CCI Visiting Professor Marc Evans and starring Richard Harrington, screens on BBC Wales at 9.35 pm on Saturday 4 January.

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New Publication: Cultural Work and Higher Education

Posted on October 14, 2013

We are pleased to announce the publication of Cultural Work and Higher Education, edited by Dr Caitriona Noonan and Dr Daniel Ashton, from Bath Spa University.

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New Publication: Torchwood Declassified

Posted on September 24, 2013

We are pleased to announce the publication of Torchwood Declassified: Investigating Mainstream Cult Television (IB Tauris, 2013), edited by Dr Rebecca Williams. .

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Glenn Jordon speaks to BBC Radio Wales about Martin Luther King speech

Posted on August 28, 2013

Dr Glenn Jordon spoke to BBC Radio Wales’ Vaughan Roderick on last week’s Sunday Supplement about the legacy of Dr Martin Luther King and the US Civil Rights Movement.

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Peter Jackimiak interview on Youth Subcultures

Posted on July 22, 2013

Dr Peter Jachimiak has produced another podcast for GTFM109.7 Loose Goose Radio Show youth subcultures that frequented Wren’s Wine Bar in his hometown of Neath, back in the late-1970s and 1980s.

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Congratulations Gabriel Zepeda Saenz MA by Research

Posted on July 22, 2013

Gabriel Zepeda Saenz has recently passed his MA by Research on the subject of 'Understanding the Self and Other: Positive Representations of Foreign Cultures through Mexican and British online news cultures’.

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