Professor Alan Marsden, Director of LICA, welcomes you to Lancaster University
Think. Make. Create.
Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts (LICA)
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Our specialist degree courses are characterised by close links between practice and theory. We offer opportunities for an interdisciplinary and collaborative approach, which blurs traditional boundaries.
LICA offers discipline-oriented or interdisciplinary masters that blur traditional boundaries and explore links between theory and practice. We also provide opportunities to undertake doctoral study supported by world-leading researchers and active arts practitioners.
LICA is committed to leading interdisciplinary and international research in contemporary arts and rigorous enquiry into the relationship between creative practice, theory and criticism.
ImaginationLancaster is an open and exploratory design research lab which conducts applied and theoretical research into people, products, places and their interactions.
Creative Cultures and Contexts (Cultures) features scholars who carry research into the history and theory of Fine Art, Dance, Theatre and Performance, Film, Digital Art and Design.
The Centre for Practice features scholars pursuing research-based practice across the disciplines of Art, Design, Film, and Performance.
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