The Centre acts as a hub for a thriving community of postgraduate students engaged in doctoral research in visual culture and film. Current projects include the idea of Europe in European cinema, concepts of landscape, and the visualisation of trauma and suffering. Students play an active role in the Centre’s reading group and the organisation of its research activities. The Centre’s members are keen to hear from potential applicants interested in pursuing research degrees (MLitt and PhD) related to visual culture. Informal enquiries can be made to the Centre Director, Professor Edward Welch.
Members of the Centre also teach on the taught MLitt in Visual Culture, which is based in the School of Language and Literature. Taken over one or two years, the MLitt offers a grounding in the key theoretical and critical debates surrounding visual culture. It will be of interest to those intending to pursue further research in the area, as well as those working in visual culture professions who wish to develop their skills of critical analysis and theoretical understanding.