The first art school in England outside of London was founded in 1825 and is called Liverpool School of Art and Design. Since that time, we’ve kept up our tradition of providing students with cutting-edge, top-notch facilities and curriculum, constantly earning recognition as one of the nation’s top ten art schools.
Along with our undergraduate options, we also provide a number of master’s degree programs, utilizing strong connections with outside regional, national, and international organizations, that combine academic theory and hands-on experience with professional development opportunities specific to the industry. Leading interdisciplinary research influences the curricula of each program, which is delivered by specialized teaching staff and internationally renowned visiting practitioners to offer a distinctive student learning experience.
Applications are invited until August 2022 for the following programmes beginning in September 2022:
Through the Art in Science program, scientists and artists from various fields can work together. The past 30 years have seen the emergence of a hybrid form of research where artists and scientists are interested in the creative possibilities and speculative futures of the intersection of these two cultures. Art and science have traditionally been seen as two distinct entities with very different ideas of what constitutes research. The curriculum develops specialized, transferrable abilities geared toward future career options and promotes transdisciplinary learning chances that are not frequently available to people just classified as “artists” or “scientists.”
With roots in exhibition histories and changes from the 19th century onward, the Exhibition Studies program examines what an exhibition is in the 21st century in both practical and theoretical aspects. It examines the development and use of exhibition culture, with a focus on the mediation of practice across a range of contexts, including galleries, museums, recurring shows, and expanding art venues. The program has collaborations with numerous regional and international organizations as well as the university’s own Exhibition Research Lab, enhancing student learning and development for future career advancement. This is done in tandem with an ongoing critical analysis of urgent contemporary issues.
The Fashion Innovation & Realisation program offers fascinating chances for collaboration and fashion frontier exploration. The program seeks out students who are prepared to socially, culturally, and politically challenge the fashion industry by developing individual project proposals that define current practice and expand its scope and ambition by tackling challenges that go beyond graduation. The Fashion program encourages dialogue and interaction between fields of study that are often studied separately in higher education. A series of independent projects gives students the chance to enhance their critical thinking skills and encourages them to conduct study and practice that might be useful to society in the real world.
The Fine Art program places a strong emphasis on helping students establish their artistic practice as a distinctive artistic voice. We debate important issues about artistic practice and its social and cultural surroundings. We explore connections between experience, concepts, and artistic forms through a dynamic rhythm of exploring, testing, and presenting. Strong relationships with regional partners exist, and one of them even involves a first-semester residency. Work with visiting artists from our cultural partners is common among our pupils. We regularly host visiting artists, curators, and other members of the art world to keep our students up to date on trends and methods.
The examination of the cultural spaces within and surrounding the dynamic graphic design and illustration business is at the heart of the program’s curriculum. The curriculum has been specifically created to look at how each person’s connection to research and practice differs, as well as how they employ diverse production, technology, and craft instruments. Students will examine the function of independent visual practice in the context of a profession that is becoming more post-disciplinary and will choose where to situate this within the extensive and intricate web of visual cultures that contribute to the rich diversity of creative communities in Liverpool, the UK, and around the world.
Further information about each programme (including application portals) can be found here.
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