LICA supports a vibrant postgraduate contemporary arts community and provides both interdisciplinary and discipline oriented opportunities. You are able to study a particular discipline through a number of distinctive courses.
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At doctoral level, you can focus on any one of these disciplines or you can combine them in any permutation. Furthermore, your research and its outputs can be written, practice-based, audiovisual, or any combination of these and other possibilities. We offer an enormously rich and thriving interdisciplinary research culture where you can reap the rewards of LICA's creative industry connections, for example to Lancaster's public arts providers, and to the internationally-renowned practitioners who work in or who are linked to LICA, often as Creative Fellows.
We have a commitment to contemporary practice and critical thinking in the arts. This fosters cutting-edge research activity on contemporaneity, interdisciplinarity, and cross-arts practice in the creative arts and related industries. We are skilful in fostering traditional modes of scholarship which theorise and engage with the arts and culture of the 20th and 21st centuries, or innovative approaches to the study of the more distant past.
LICA is equally distinctive in its commitment to the informed practitioner – the contemporary artist who not only creates resonant works, but is also able to understand their practice critically, conceptually and historically and work both independently and collaboratively. Accordingly, we offer a laboratory-based research environment to its staff, students and the creative industries that share a commitment to new knowledge generation in 'making-practices', and to the transfer of knowledge between academics, community and business.
Further information upon postgraduate study at Lancaster University (including fees) is available at Postgraduate Information.