CREATEC aims to increase research output, creative output and programs that benefit the community through collaborative research within the faculty. This collaboration is nurtured under seven identifiable research themes: Contemporary Arts and Performance; Interactive and Creative New Media; Media Culture and Society; Space, Place, Body and Technology; International Centre for Landscape and Language: Time, Text and People; and Visual and Material Arts and Culture.
Alternative practices and experimentation underscore the research focus within the Contemporary Arts and Performance Group. Through the diverse range of processes and products, artistic investigations question the human condition and draw attention to the various ways in which knowledge is experienced, conceived and conveyed.
Believing dance itself to be a form of embodied knowledge, the DRC takes creative arts practice through choreography, pedagogy and performance as its particular focus of investigation, and aims to give voice to an endeavour traditionally associated with 'the non-verbal body'.
The MRG is a group of music researchers based at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts at Edith Cowan University. The artistic application and interrogation of sound in its multiple manifestations across time are principal concerns of this practice-led group of researchers.