We are constantly placed in the top ten of our respective subject league tables and ensuring the quality of our teaching is important to us.Learn More
Lancaster is in the Top 1% of global universities and LICA has partner institutions in the USA, Canada, and Australia.Learn More
The award-winning £10m LICA building brings together rehearsal, performance, exhibition, installation, seminar and workshop spaces.Learn More
Art maintains high standards of provision and resources including purpose built studios with 24/7 access, AV seminar facilities, digital art lab and installation space, fully equipped wood/metal workshop and life-room. Art lecturers are all practicing artists or writers based in Insight, a research hub working nationally and internationally.
Design activities are closely linked to ImaginationLancaster, a creative research centre that enables people and organisations to engage with academia in dynamic and creative ways, giving time and space to research and imagine futures. Our courses focus on design skills that will be needed in the future on for tackling real world issues.
Film is a rich and fascinating area of academic study. Alongside theoretical, cultural and historical approaches to film, film studies provides a framework for analysing individual films and understanding the techniques of film production in the context of marketing, distribution, exhibition, and consumption. Film staff are internationally recognised for their research in the Insight research unit.
Theatre at Lancaster specialises in the practice and theory of contemporary drama, dance, theatre and performance. Practical work is supported by first–rate resources and our staff includes internationally renowned critical theorists and contemporary theatre practitioners. Staff research is facilitated by the Insight unit
Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Art has been ranked 1st in the Complete University Guide, 2018, for Drama, Dance & Cinematics (which includes Theatre and Film). The Complete University Guide has released their annual league tables of the top UK universities. On top of this magnificent achievement from LICA, Lancaster University has remained within the top 10 for universities in the country.
Imagine an environment so submerged, tangled and lost it can only be visited by scuba divers. 21st century objects – clothes, cars, bicycles – are silted down to become future fossils and archaeology. In reality, scenes like these are far in the future but for a Lancaster University academic they are very much in the present. Artist Gerry Davies, a senior lecturer at Lancaster University who makes and writes about drawing, was shortlisted for the prestigious Jerwood Drawing Prize in 2016.
Design for Life by Stuart Walker, Professor of Design for Sustainability at Lancaster University, will be published on the 18th April 2017. Stuart Walker’s design work has been described as life-changing, inspiring, disturbing and ferocious. Drawing on an extraordinarily diverse range of sources and informed by creative practice, Design for Life penetrates to the heart of modern culture and the malaise that underlies today’s moral and environmental crises.
Fine Art Degree Show
Lancaster University’s 2016 Fine Art degree; Omnia XLIV.
Lancaster University Theatre Group (LUTG) is one of the biggest and most active societies on campus. Our shows are all directed, produced, managed and performed by students.