About Us

The Institute of Literature, Languages and Creative Arts (ILLCA) was created in 2013 and combines academic departments and centres of cultural excellence.  ILLCA’s research and teaching profile sits within five distinctive but cognate departments: the School of Art, English and Creative Writing, European Languages, Theatre, Film and Television Studies, Welsh and Celtic Studies.  ILLCA is also home to the award-winning Aberystwyth Arts Centre and the University Music Centre.  

ILLCA has also built on the collaborative scholarly endeavours of its academic departments and its unique location through the creation of two international research centres: The Centre for Translation and the Centre for Cultures of Place.

ILLCA’s distinctiveness is derived from the unique synergy between research excellence, research-led teaching and world-leading creative practice.  Through a close working partnership with  Aberystwyth Arts Centre and collaborations with other industry partners, departments within of ILLCA are uniquely placed to offer some of the best industry links and graduate employability in the UK.