The Centre for Excellence in Media Practice (CEMP) is a research and innovation centre based in the Media School at BU.
Research and innovation is central to the understanding and development of learning opportunities and experiences. CEMP research focuses on two strands of practice – media educational practice and professional practice – in creative and media contexts. The Centre team, including associated Visiting Professors and Fellows, are published academics and networked practitioners committed to these themes.
CEMP’s research and innovation projects are funded and / or supported by media organisations, charities and research councils, including the Arts and Humanities Research Council, Sony, the European Union, BBC, Sixteen Films and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).
CEMP has developed a range of new approaches and technological tools that impact on education and industry practice. These include innovative postgraduate and research courses catering for creative industry and media professionals and those working in creative and media education. These include innovative postgraduate and research courses catering for creative industry and media professionals and those working in creative and media education.
CEMP was awarded its status in 2004 by the Higher Education Funding Council for England and is the only HEFCE – funded centre for excellence in media in the UK.