Manchester Institute for Research and Innovation in Art and Design (MIRIAD) specialises in the research, teaching & learning, and innovative development of art, media, visual culture, design, crafts, fashion technologies, urban design & architecture, and creative enterprise. It engages in the practices, theories, histories, industries, cultures & technologies of art, architecture and design at an advanced level.
It is home to eight research centres and supports research degrees in the Manchester School of Art.
MIRIAD Research Centres
- Fashion Technologies
- Tourism, Hospitality & Events
- Visual Culture
RAE 2008. In the last Research Assessment Exercise, MIRIAD was judged to be the highest rated research centre for art and design in the North West, and on a quality of work to quantity of staff ratio was rated sixth in the UK.