Art at Lancaster integrates both practical studio work with theory producing high quality and critically aware artists.
Our aim from the beginning of your studies is to support your creative aspirations and ambitions. We produce informed practitioners - artists knowledgeable about contemporary art and ideas, and clear and determined in their own aims and goals. We do this through the integration of studio practice, art history, theory and professional practice. This combination equips you with the skills needed throughout your career, whether you continue as an artist, curator, academic or as a professional in the media or wider art economy.
The fine art disciplines of painting, drawing, digital art, sculpture and installation may be pursued singly or together as an interdisciplinary practice. Undergraduates, Masters and PhD students follow courses that mix cutting-edge contemporary research with studio and lab-based artwork.
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.
Art can be studied as a single-honours degree or as a joint subject with Design, Film, or Theatre.
We offer three distinct Masters courses; MA Contemporary Arts Consultancy, MA Design Management, and MA by Research.
We offer PhD courses in the areas of Art, Design, Film, Music, and Theatre.