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Research, teaching and learning in Art and Design

Discover the important role that our research and teaching plays in our courses, and how it can enhance your learning.

Real-world inspiration

Research plays an integral role in the School of Art and Design, generating new knowledge through a mixture of dialogue, practice and critique. The findings feed directly into your learning experience, providing valuable insights.

Our ground breaking research has earned us a reputation on the national and international stages.

Teaching and learning

We provide a diverse curriculum of making, ideas-generation and real-life testing. All of our art and design courses are designed to provide clear pathways for you to become a flexible and aspirational creative professional.

Whatever your specialism, you will be taught by renowned academics and published researchers in a supportive, collaborative and creative community. We also welcome visiting lecturers, and professional and industry specialists – who bring current perspectives to your learning.

In addition to developing specialist expertise in your chosen area of practice, we’ll give you the platforms and opportunities you need to flourish, including the chance to take part in collaborations with students from other courses, and attend external events and exhibitions.

Find out more about our department staff.

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