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Loughborough University: Creative Arts

Institution Loughborough University
Department Creative Arts
Study type Research


Based within the School of Design and Creative Arts, Loughborough University Creative Arts (LUCA) comprises the disciplines of drama, fine art, graphic communication, illustration and textiles.

Creative Arts is a thriving research community with a proven record for both creative and scholarly outputs of international excellence in the fields of the arts. Our research takes place both through individual scholarship and in collaboration with research partners across the UK and across the world, and we investigate new directions in both the creation and the analysis of a wide range of cultural forms.

We are also committed to knowledge transfer and knowledge exchange projects and we use our research strengths to form links with the creative industries, developing the entrepreneurial side of our activities and fostering a range of productive and effective knowledge transfer partnerships.

Students have access to a range of outstanding learning and teaching facilities, including newly-refurbished study areas, state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment, a theatre, and a variety of music rooms and study spaces for seminars and research activities.

Our research areas include: - Animation Academy

  • Arts and Heritage

  • Art History and Visual Culture

  • Arts in the Public Sphere

  • Drawing and Visualisation (TRACEY)

  • Feminism, Sexual Politics and Visual Culture

Start dates are available in October, January, April and July each year.

Doctor of Philosophy - PhD

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