The course is taught at the Faculty of Art Design & Architecture, 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.
Portia Ungley is a lecturer in visual culture, a fellow of the Higher Education Academy, with particular interests in interdisciplinarity and non hierarchical visuality. Her doctoral studies consider the ways in which critical theory engages with the past through a detailed examination of four early 20th-century Ballets Russes productions, opening discussions of the historicity of the artefact, the concretising of stage-based ephemeralities, janus-faced Russianicity and the predation of the visual. Engaged with autoethnographic and postphenomenological methodologies, her research often crosses into contentious spaces and this leads to mining of disciplinary tribalism and postdisciplinary futures as means to synthesise reality and idealism. She published a chapter 'prefixdisciplinarity' in Specialisms with Open Editions in 2014 and is working on future projects including a co-edited publication on Designing the Future and a multidisciplinary collaboration of Synaesthesia in Ballet Costuming.
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