Research Themes & Projects

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Please see below a list of the Departments Research themes and projects.

Our staff are involved in a broad range of research areas, including site-specific performance; performance and rural community; relational scenography and the everyday; space, place and landscape in Welsh film and television; Welsh language theatre and performance; broadcasting history; media and society in Wales; media, performance and sport; performance and architecture; dance and disability; playwrighting; theatre and new media; contemporary TV aesthetics and convergence culture; contemporary experimental film aesthetics; ecology and new materiality. We collaborate with artists, theatre companies, film and arts festivals, production companies, environmental organisations, archives, broadcasters and policy makers.

Welsh Language Music Video

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Welsh language music video

Got an idea for a Welsh language music video? Apply to our Music Video Innovation Fund! 

  • Up to £1000 budget 
  • Mentoring by Orchard (producers of Lŵp and Curadur for S4C) 
  • Access to kit and studio space (at Aberystwyth University) 

Deadline: Midnight 4th June 2023. 

Open now to applications from artists, musicians, directors and producers. 

Apply here. 

 For further information or to discuss your project idea, email Kate Woodward and Greg Bevan:  


Led by Dr. Kate Woodward and Dr. Greg Bevan in the Department of Theatre, Film & Television Studies at Aberystwyth University, Fideos Cerddorol is a research project looking at the past, present and future of the Welsh language music video. As part of the project, we are launching the Music Video Innovation Fund, which invites artists, musicians and directors to apply for up to £1000 to produce a new Welsh language music video. The fund is open to all and new and emerging producers are particularly encouraged to apply. The fund aims to recognise creativity and innovation in the music video as an art form, and is supported by Cardiff-based production company, Orchard, who produce music videos for S4C’s Lŵp and Curadur strands. Successful applicants will also be able to make use of equipment, studio spaces and post-production facilities in Aberystwyth. The Music Video Innovation Fund is supported by RWIF (Research Wales Innovation Fund).