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Art & Design History and Practice BA(Hons): Links with business and industry

How we work with industry partners

Partnerships

Institute of Contemporary Arts

In 2011 the School of Art and Design History became the first University Associate of the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA). The Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture is now an associate and affiliate partner with the renowned London Institution. In addition to participating in seminars and events that we organise at the ICA, the partnership offers our students free membership and the opportunity to become a Kingston/ICA intern.

Stanley Picker Gallery

The on-site Stanley Picker Gallery is dedicated to the commissioning, production and presentation of innovative new practice across art, design and architecture. Students will be able to participate in and propose events and projects at the Gallery to develop curatorial and programming experience.

Dorich House Museum

The modernist design and art collections of Dorich House Museum has seen it described as 'one of Kingston's hidden treasures'. Students will be able to participate in and propose events and projects at the Museum and apply for a range of volunteering opportunities to develop museum experience.

Live projects

Students will have the opportunity to collaborate in cross-faculty collaborative live projects that will help connect and gain experience of the creative industries.

Internships

We will support you in securing work experience or internships. Past students have worked as interns at institutions including the Barbican, Estorick Gallery, ICA, Stanley Picker Gallery, V&A Museum and Tate Galleries.

Staff

In the School of Art & Design History, we don't just have a close relationship with practitioners, we are active practitioners too: we research, think, talk, write, curate and create ideas around art and design.

This means that:

  • Our teaching is based on our position at the forefront of academic research in art and design history and theory. The recent Research Excellence Framework 2014 (REF 2014) judged our faculty's research as "world leading" and "internationally excellent".
  • You'll benefit from our experiences as active members in the international creative and research communities. We're involved in activities including organising conferences, art market consulting, curating exhibitions, publishing books, working as journalists and many more of the exciting opportunities our field offers.
  • We can offer assistance with professional placements, work experience and establishing contacts in the arts.

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