Our specialist degree courses are characterised by an interdisciplinary and collaborative approach, which blurs traditional boundaries and explores the close links between theory and practice.Learn More
We enhance your understanding of the contemporary arts disciplines of art, design, film and theatre through discipline-oriented or interdisciplinary masters that blur traditional boundaries and explore links between theory and practice.Learn More
LICA supports a vibrant PhD community across the contemporary arts with opportunities to undertake doctoral study supported by world-leading researchers and active arts practitioners in art, design, film and theatre.Learn More
LICA is committed to leading interdisciplinary and international research in contemporary arts and rigorous enquiry into the relationship between creative practice, theory and criticism.Learn More
LICA houses the subjects of Art, Design, Film, and Theatre in a vibrant and supportive learning environment, exploring close links between theory and practice.
The award-winning £10m LICA building brings together rehearsal, performance, exhibition, installation, seminar and workshop spaces.
UK Top 10
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.
Lancaster is in the Top 1% of global universities and LICA has partner institutions in the USA, Canada, and Australia.
Directory of World Cinema: China vol. 2, edited by Gary Bettinson, presents an accessible overview of the definitive films of Hong Kong, Taiwan, and mainland China. Spanning a range of characteristic genres, including horror, heroic bloodshed, romantic comedy, and kung-fu, this essential companion to Chinese cinema contains contributions from leading scholars in the field.
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Gary Bettinson interviews Ethan Hawke about screen acting for Cineaste magazine. In this second instalment Hawke discusses acting in genre films such as Training Day, Gattaca, Sinister, and The Purge; directors Sidney Lumet, Richard Linklater, and John Cassavetes; and his views on the future of American cinema.
Lancaster is ranked 9th in the UK in the Complete University Guide 2016, with Art and Design ranked 3rd, Communication and Media Studies (Film) ranked 4th, and Drama, Dance and Cinematics ranked 7th.
Lancaster University’s 2015 Fine Art degree show; Unearthed.
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. All staff are active researchers, either as artists or writers, publishing and exhibiting 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.
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 researchers.
Theatre at Lancaster is acknowledged as a UK leader in the study of innovative contemporary performance and its role in culture. Our approach is characterised by both the interrogation of the relationship between theory and practice, and the investigation of drama, theatre and performance of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.