The course is taught at Kingston School of Art (the new name from September 2017), one of the leading art and design institutions in Europe. Our teaching is guided by two principles: that our students learn by the process of making; and that students are critical practitioners who contribute to the development of the subject areas.
Many of the staff in the Faculty are current practitioners and have extensive experience and professional links, helping you to develop your skills, networks and gain access to industry contacts.
Dr Catharine Rossi is a design historian interested in researching, writing, talking and teaching about design past and present for a wide range of audiences. Dr Rossi has a keen interest in areas including craft, socially and politically engaged design and its interpretation, and enjoys communicating ideas about design with a range of audiences. Dr Rossi has been involved in researching and curating a number of international exhibitions, including the co-curation of Radical Disco: Architecture and Nightlife in Italy, 1965 – 1975 at the ICA in 2015-2016. In addition to writing for publications and academic journals such as the Journal of Design History and The Journal of Modern Craft, she contributes to magazines including Crafts, Disegno and Domus."
Dr Chris Horrocks is a researcher, writer and lecturer who publishes widely on art and cultural theory. He graduated in Fine Art (Painting) in 1986 and gained an MA (RCA) in Cultural for History in 1991. He was recently awarded a PhD by Publication for his portfolio of texts published over the last 20 years. He is also involved with arts and science documentary filmmaking with the film production group hijack. His interests include electronic music and old time banjo. He lives and works in London.
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