Many of the staff in the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture are research active and in touch with the latest thinking in their subject specialisms.
Staff who will teach you on the course are all actively involved in both professional practice and research surrounding the subject and discipline of communication design. Individual staff areas of interest and expertise include photography and the image, illustration and collage, printmaking, typography, social design, design writing, book and publication design, information design, exhibition design, architecture, poster design and branding and visual identity.
The Design School has a number of focused research groupings that bring together staff who are undertaking research in design. In particular, the School has a focused research area in design for communication and the image.
The Contemporary Art Research Centre explores innovation in contemporary fine art, focusing on:
The Visual and Material Culture Research Centre focuses on the practice, histories, and theories of modern and contemporary visual, spatial and material culture. This encompasses:
Since 1997, the group has organised a series of conferences and symposia in collaboration with major London museums and galleries.
The Design Research Centre provides a creative environment for researchers engaging with the cultural, environmental and presentational contexts of design practice in its widest sense. Research in this diverse area is developed through five interrelated areas: