School for the Creative and Cultural Industries



The School for Creative and Cultural Industries links researchers and researcher-practitioners working at UCL exploring key questions of relevance to the sector with specific focus on new media and digital cultures, history and heritage, creative practice and innovation.

Many of our research projects draw on collaborations with creative practitioners, policy-makers and cultural organisations, as well as our work with sectors beyond the creative and cultural. 

The school is committed to working in partnership with organisations to develop collaborative, community-engaged and challenge-focused research that addresses pressing issues of relevance to the creative and cultural sector.

The new campus at UCL East offers a precious opportunity to accelerate and extend this collaborative approach to research, teaching and innovation with our partners, and we are excited about the impact that can be achieved through extending this partnership approach.

Highlighted research projects from our academic community

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Exploring Heritage Futures

The AHRC funded Heritage Futures programme set out to explore how heritage practices contribute to the making of future worlds. 

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War Memoryscapes in Asia

The War Memoryscapes in Asia Project (WARMAP) brings together scholars from various disciplines and universities across the globe who all share an interest in the study of war remembrance in Asia in its various forms.

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Playing the Archive

Exploring the nature of play by bringing together archives, spaces and technologies of play, along with people who play, both old and young. 

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The Impact of Covid in Children’s Play

A National Observatory of Children’s Play Experiences During COVID-19’ is an ESRC-funded research project to explore young people's experiences of play and games during the pandemic.

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The Role of Cultural Participation in Wellbeing

A range of research projects explore the role of cultural participation in health and wellbeing, including the biopsychosocial benefits of all things cultural.

Find out more about our academic departments

The School for Creative and Cultural Industries is a collaboration across several academic departments within three globally renowned faculties at UCL:

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Faculty of Arts and Humanities

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Faculty of Social and Historical Sciences

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Institute of Education