Many of the staff in the Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture are research active. This ensures they are in touch with the latest thinking and bring best practice to your studies.
The Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture has a well-established and internationally renowned research culture that encourages and supports high-quality, innovative research through practice, history and theory. This rich spectrum encompasses the critical practices of fine artists, curators and cultural commentators and historians, alongside that of designers, film makers and architects, all of whom have extensive professional, industrial and commercial links. Our aim is to foster a dynamic and stimulating environment that realises and supports individual and collaborative research projects. This is achieved through an exchange of ideas and practices within and across the disciplines, directly benefitting the wider academic community as well as industry, business and the public.
Find out more about research in the Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture.
The Faculty's research activities were recognised as being world leading and of international excellence in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF).
The Faculty's submission to Unit 34 (Art and Design, History Practice and Theory) was Kingston University's top performing unit, and demonstrated world class and internationally significant research with over 70% of the outputs submitted rated at 4* and 3*.
We are a university associate of the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA).