Art student at work

Think. Make. Create.

Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts (LICA)


For Dance, Drama & Cinematics, The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020


In the UK for Art & Design, The Complete University Guide 2020


For Communication & Media Studies, The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018

Professor Judith Mottram, Director of LICA, welcomes you to Lancaster University

Undergraduate Study

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.

Postgraduate Study

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.