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.
Lauren Winsor lectures across BA(Hons) and MA courses, on both theoretical- and practice-based units, as well as supervising on the PhD programme. She previously held positions at the London College of Communication (UAL), University for the Creative Arts and University for the Arts Norwich, and has lead workshops for a number of organisations including PhotoFusion and the V&A.
Lauren received a Masters of Fine Art from the Royal College of Art in 2010, for which she was awarded the Leverhulme Trust award for creativity. She is currently a PhD candidate in the school of Philosophy and Art History at the University of Essex where she holds the SPAH doctoral scholarship. Her thesis, supervised by Dawn Ades, (Title: 'Fictional Flesh: Transformations of Imagery in Bataille, Ubac & Bellmer') explores the themes of metamorphosis, masquerade, materiality and multiplicity within the fictional writings of Georges Bataille and the photographs of Surrealist artists Raoul Ubac and Hans Bellmer. Her broader research interests revolve around the manipulation of the analogue photographic surface, the constructed photograph, the fashion image and pedagogies within the context of the art school.
Lauren is also an artist and writer. Her work has been exhibited and published internationally.
The staff on this course are all practising professionals, either fractional or visiting tutors.
See further details of staff in the Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture.