There are always interesting activities taking place at Kingston and exciting opportunities to take advantage of. Here are some examples of what you could be involved with if you study this course.
The range of events and lectures in the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture enhances your studies and adds an extra perspective to your learning.
Find out about some past visiting lecturers on this course.
John O'Reilly, editor of Varoom is a journalist, critic, writer, editor, and visual trend consultant. His Doctorate in Philosophy from the University of Warwick, was on the work of Jean Baudrillard, notions of interpretation, and theories of the image. He has lectured on psychoanalysis, cultural theory, political theory and science fiction.
At the centre of his professional work is his interest in the role and function of image making. He has written on a wide variety of themes in illustration and design including: Play; the Occult and Interpretation in image making; the contemporary Grotesque; and on Taste. Of which he admits he has none. As a journalist John has contributed arts criticism and feature articles to the Guardian, Independent, and Observer. He was editor at Colors magazine and as a writer he has initiated and contributed to publications and projects from Eye Magazine to Etapes International, the British Council's Science site Cubed and Getty Images' 27 Letters.
Camille Rousseau is a graphic artist. She has lived and worked in London since 2005. She studied graphic design at ESAG Penninghen in Paris, she then specialised in film and 3D animation at Supinfocom Arles, before completing a masters degree at Central Saint Martins. Her work has covered a wide variety of clients including advertising, publishing, packaging, editorial, interior design, brand development. She has collaborated with various artists ranging from architects, fashion designers, animators, film directors and photographers. She recently set up a second studio in Paris.
After studying illustration at Brighton and the Royal College of Art, Peter Nencini worked as a graphic designer in Brussels. On return to London, he created graphic languages applied to sets for BBC, ITV and Channel 4. Peter then refocused his practice on a cycle of research, editioning, exhibiting and teaching, documented in his online writings – using typographic design, modelmaking, and embroidered furniture in commissions for Partners & Spade, New York Times, Eastside Projects and exhibitions at RMIT Melbourne, Direktorenhaus Berlin and Beginnings New York. He is working with designer James Langdon as a part of 'The School for Design Fiction', to be exhibited at the Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Leipzig. He teaches at Camberwell, College of Arts.
Benio is a 22-year-old designer/artist who lives and works in west London. He graduated Kingston University in 2012, where he co-founded and is now partner at Butcher's Hook Design Studio and Gallery (W10). Benio is the winner of Creative Review / Palgrave MacMillan / BFI 20th anniversary Classics book cover competition in 2012. He is also winner of Adobe International Design Achievement Awards 2012 – Installation Design. Benio now works as a freelance designer, director at Butcher's Hook and resident supporting lecturer at Kingston University.