Call for applications: MA Art in Science

Call for applications: MA Art in Science

Liverpool John Moores University

James E. Hayden, Anglerfish ovary cross-section, 2014. Digital photo. Courtesy of Life:Magnified by ASCB and NIGMS.
August 5, 2016
Call for applications: MA Art in Science

Deadline: September 9, 2016

Liverpool John Moores University 
School of Art and Design
The John Lennon Art and Design Building
2 Duckinfield St
Liverpool L3 5RD

T +44 151 231 5175
[email protected]

Liverpool John Moores University’s School of Art and Design is the oldest art school in the UK outside of London, originally established in 1825 as the Liverpool Mechanics’ School of Art Institute. Today the School is housed in the RIBA award winning John Lennon Art and Design Building and offers extensive studio spaces, lecture theatres and a dedicated public exhibition space.

MA Art in Science is a unique opportunity for artists to collaborate in the world of science with opportunities in the fields of public health, astrophysics, sports science, technology, museum practice, computing, medicine and forensics.

This studio-based MA has been established under the guidance of Professor Caroline Wilkinson, Director of the Liverpool School of Art and Design and the Face Lab.

Professor Wilkinson is a world-renowned expert in the collaborative fields of Art and Science, with a specialist interest in Forensic Art. Professor Wilkinson has worked with museums, forensic institutes and archaeology groups around the world. Other members of the programme team have specialist interests in Medical Art, Facial Identification, 3D modelling and animation, Life Art (drawing) and the ethical implications when using images for both research and dissemination in the public domain.

The MA will encourage you to explore art in science project briefs in unexpected and emerging forms. You will enjoy access to a number of different established research centres in Liverpool John Moores University and work collaboratively with other students, practitioners and researchers across art and science disciplines. Collaborative partners from teaching departments and research groups across Liverpool John Moores University, such as the Exhibition Research Lab, Face Lab, Centre for Public Health and Research Institute for Sports Science are also involved in supporting the programme delivery through set and self-directed projects.

Which modules will you study?
–Studio practice (Art in Science)
–Research and Practice
–Collaborative practice
–Major project (Art in Science)

The MA has collaborative practice and discovery at its core. The programme will offer a number of options for study and collaboration including: science and archaeological visualisation, museums, advertising, education, public health, biomedical communications, sports science and forensics.

You will focus on the practical application of art in a science context and be guided in understanding how this translates through a sequence of set and self-initiated projects.

You will define your existing practice and extend its scope and ambition within an art and science context, while studying themes related to public engagement, ethics, data protection and working with humans in research, and developing an understanding of current research happening in collaborative areas in art and science.

The programme will encourage you to work across other disciplines and, where appropriate, collaborate with other MA programmes within the Liverpool School of Art and Design, such as Exhibition Studies, Fine Art and Graphic Design and Illustration, as well as other postgraduate taught courses across Liverpool John Moores University and partner institutions. It aims to help you to understand research happening in collaborative areas in art and science, and to develop research skills and relevant approaches to your practice and the critical techniques to support your final project.

Learning takes place predominantly through the creative and critical exploration of research focused Art in Science projects. The programme is delivered full time over one year and features a significant amount of independent study. You will exhibit your final work at the Masters degree show which involves all Liverpool School of Art and Design’s taught postgraduate Masters students.

Facilities and Research Groups
The programme is based in the Liverpool School of Art and Design’s John Lennon Art and Design building, a purpose-built facility in Liverpool city centre which encourages interaction between different disciplines and sharing of ideas and expertise.

As a Masters student on this course you may become linked to our research cluster which consists Exhibition Research Lab, Design Lab, Contemporary Art Lab and the Face Lab.

Throughout the programme you will have opportunities to visit and potentially collaborate with research centres across Liverpool John Moores University. This may include: The Centre for Advanced Policing Studies, Centre for Public Health, Astrophysics Research Institute, Centre in Evolutionary Anthropology and Palaeoecology and the Research Institute for Sport and Exercise Sciences.

For more information and how to apply visit and search for “Art in Science,” call our admissions team on T +44 (0)151 231 5175 or email [email protected]


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