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Department of Fine and Applied Art

Global Hope

Global Hope is the University's international education charity. It provides students and staff with an opportunity to act as global citizens and ambassadors by engaging with issues of social justice and participating in projects in countries as diverse as India, Sri Lanka, Uganda and Brazil.

The Fine and Applied Art department has developed a lasting partnership over the past twelve years with Futurarte Cooperative Missao Ramacrisna in Betim, Belo Horizonte, Brazil . This ongoing project allows two staff and up to five students to work at the cooperative during August each year. The Cooperative welcome this collaboration as it enabled a strong interaction between the workforce and contemporary designers. The mission has wider educational opportunities for students to practice their teaching skills with the children of the cooperative.

Global Hope Brazil

Visit our Flickr page to view a full gallery of images.

 

Working with the children at the mission is rewarding for staff and students and the activities are designed to be playful, fun and engaging. There is an ongoing cultural exchange of language ​​and creative collaborations with Ramacrisna. The women of ‘Futurarte’, work together with Hope staff develop new creative work each year which showcases the innovative vision of  Hope staff and the creativity of the local residents of the rural area of Betim culminating in a colourful collection which is joyful and authentic to the Brazilian culture. The result is always surprising’

Janice Egerton , Head of Fine and Applied art Department

’Teaching various age groups improved my confidence in my abilities and opened up my eyes to a career opportunity that I never considered before…”

Attila Olah, BA Design 2016 Undergraduate. 


Download Attila Olah's Global Hope interview transcript.

‘Deciding to do Global Hope is one of the best decisions I have ever made. It really was a life changing experience. Every day I was there I enjoyed, I found it to be such a positive and greatly impacting experience for both, our global hope team and for the students and teachers at Ramacrisna (the school we taught at).  It was also a great opportunity to have full responsibility to create each day’s lesson plan and to teach.”

Beth Hendrick, BA Design with Honors, 2015 Graduate.

Download Beth Hendrick's Global Hope interview transcript.

Global Hope projects are open to all staff and students to apply. Visit the Global Hope webpage for more details.

 

 

Study Abroad

Each year we welcome new students into the department from our  international partner institutions. These students study alongside our home students and this cultural interaction is  an enriching experience for all involved. For more information on the course you could study at Hope, please follow the link International exchange course catalogue

There are many reasons why students want to spend part of their time at university studying in another country. Recently undergraduate students from the department have spent time at Lockhaven in Pennsylvania and Ball State in Indiana.  To find out more about these opportunities and how to go about applying search the Hope website for International exchange opportunities at Hope.

"This year we have had a few exchange students in the department, all  from the United States.

I chose to study at Liverpool Hope University because of their singular dedication of offering unique and beneficial art classes. I really enjoyed the workflow at Liverpool Hope. In the States, I only experience fast pace workflow but in England, I experienced a slower pace which allowed me to utilize and develop researching skills that helped me produce original art. As an artist, it's hard starting a trend and leaving the mainstream ideas behind. No one can really say, "I will start a new trend," it simply happens by producing original art that the public loves and the mainstream copies.

"I also enjoyed the classroom setting in comparison to the States. They both have their pros and cons but, I really enjoyed how the tutors encouraged me to explore for inspiration, to feed and develop ideas.

"The British are truly lucky to be enriched with history. I came to this country with an open mind and I left with so much more. Stereotypes bound people to a certain identity and I am glad I didn't give Britain one before my arrival. The British in Liverpool are kind, they are accepting of other cultures yet proud of their own and they are adventurous in art!"

Courtney C. Gibson (USA) 2016

Duration: 1 term, January – May 2016

Studied: Fine Art, Design: Silversmithing & Jewellery, Ceramics

Work Experience

Employability is built into the curriculum at undergraduate and postgraduate level through a range of initiatives unique to Liverpool Hope University. The employability hub provides guidance on individual career aspirations during the degree and post degree:

Work experience with UK creative industries, galleries, artists and designer makers.

Working with partners on live and set  briefs for example  John Lewis Partnership, Sound City, National Museums Liverpool and Bluecoat Display Centre etc

Integrated Professional Practice course within all undergraduate and postgraduate Degrees

Volunteering opportunities have included The Liverpool Biennial, Tate Liverpool, Bluecoat Gallery, Bluecoat Display Center, NML, Open Eye Gallery.

An acquired broad range of transferable skills offers a diverse career choice :- Museums, galleries, publishing, the media, marketing, advertising, education and community work and self employment within the Creative Industries.

Three postgraduate programmes in the Department at Hope (MA by Creative Practice, MA Art History and Curating, MA Museum and Heritage Studies)

Testimonials

Attila Olah

"Doing a year long apprenticeship with Claudi Casanovas (world renowned ceramicist) was probably one of the best decisions I have ever made. Working under his wings allowed me to develop a deeper understanding of clay, my chosen material area…..I feel more knowledgeable about my specialism and have the skills and confidence to turn my ideas into reality."

Attila Olah, BA Design 2016 Undergraduate.

Download Attila Olah's Work Experience interview transcript.

 

Lucy Cunningham

"This experience has influenced my degree in a positive way,  I gained hands on experience in an industry that has an impact in our everyday lives…...What I realised about this opportunity is that it has given me contacts and the potential to be creative in retail collections, and has also enhanced my understanding of the business sector and how to apply my skills to this industry. I would recommend any student to gain practical work experience which suits their degree, as this will give them knowledge of the career they desire"

Lucy Rose Cunningham, BA Design 2016 Undergraduate.

Download Lucy Rose Cunningham's Work Experience interview transcript.

AA2A Artist

AA2A Artist & Artist in Residence

The AA2A Project provides placements for visual artists and designer makers in Higher and Further Education Institutions across England. Participants are able to undertake a period of research or realise a project, using workshops and supporting facilities in participating fine art and design departments. At Liverpool Hope we offer up to 4 placements each year  which provides the opportunity for designer makers/artists to engage with our students and become integrated in the Fine and Applied Arts Department and the Creative campus.

Recent placements have included:

Fiona Candy, Kirsten Little, Peter Redmond, Rhyannon Perry, Susan Leask, Rachael Howard and Rebecca Peach. For more information on the artist and the project, visit AA2A at liverpool Hope.

International artist in Residence

Each Year since 2012  we have hosted an artist in residence from the Philippines.

The winner of the International Phillipine Ateneo  University Art Award is announced in September each year. We have hosted month-long residencies by artists including:

  • Bembol
  • Martha Atienza
  • Raffy Napay
  • Leslie De Chavez
  • Nathalie Dagmang (March 2017)

Global Hope

Global Hope is the University's international education charity. It provides students and staff with an opportunity to act as global citizens and ambassadors by engaging with issues of social justice and participating in projects in countries as diverse as India, Sri Lanka, Uganda and Brazil.

The Fine and Applied Art department has developed a lasting partnership over the past twelve years with Futurarte Cooperative Missao Ramacrisna in Betim, Belo Horizonte, Brazil . This ongoing project allows two staff and up to five students to work at the cooperative during August each year. The Cooperative welcome this collaboration as it enabled a strong interaction between the workforce and contemporary designers. The mission has wider educational opportunities for students to practice their teaching skills with the children of the cooperative.

Global Hope Brazil

Visit our Flickr page to view a full gallery of images.

 

Working with the children at the mission is rewarding for staff and students and the activities are designed to be playful, fun and engaging. There is an ongoing cultural exchange of language ​​and creative collaborations with Ramacrisna. The women of ‘Futurarte’, work together with Hope staff develop new creative work each year which showcases the innovative vision of  Hope staff and the creativity of the local residents of the rural area of Betim culminating in a colourful collection which is joyful and authentic to the Brazilian culture. The result is always surprising’

Janice Egerton , Head of Fine and Applied art Department

’Teaching various age groups improved my confidence in my abilities and opened up my eyes to a career opportunity that I never considered before…”

Attila Olah, BA Design 2016 Undergraduate. 


Download Attila Olah's Global Hope interview transcript.

‘Deciding to do Global Hope is one of the best decisions I have ever made. It really was a life changing experience. Every day I was there I enjoyed, I found it to be such a positive and greatly impacting experience for both, our global hope team and for the students and teachers at Ramacrisna (the school we taught at).  It was also a great opportunity to have full responsibility to create each day’s lesson plan and to teach.”

Beth Hendrick, BA Design with Honors, 2015 Graduate.

Download Beth Hendrick's Global Hope interview transcript.

Global Hope projects are open to all staff and students to apply. Visit the Global Hope webpage for more details.

 

 

Study Abroad

Each year we welcome new students into the department from our  international partner institutions. These students study alongside our home students and this cultural interaction is  an enriching experience for all involved. For more information on the course you could study at Hope, please follow the link International exchange course catalogue

There are many reasons why students want to spend part of their time at university studying in another country. Recently undergraduate students from the department have spent time at Lockhaven in Pennsylvania and Ball State in Indiana.  To find out more about these opportunities and how to go about applying search the Hope website for International exchange opportunities at Hope.

"This year we have had a few exchange students in the department, all  from the United States.

I chose to study at Liverpool Hope University because of their singular dedication of offering unique and beneficial art classes. I really enjoyed the workflow at Liverpool Hope. In the States, I only experience fast pace workflow but in England, I experienced a slower pace which allowed me to utilize and develop researching skills that helped me produce original art. As an artist, it's hard starting a trend and leaving the mainstream ideas behind. No one can really say, "I will start a new trend," it simply happens by producing original art that the public loves and the mainstream copies.

"I also enjoyed the classroom setting in comparison to the States. They both have their pros and cons but, I really enjoyed how the tutors encouraged me to explore for inspiration, to feed and develop ideas.

"The British are truly lucky to be enriched with history. I came to this country with an open mind and I left with so much more. Stereotypes bound people to a certain identity and I am glad I didn't give Britain one before my arrival. The British in Liverpool are kind, they are accepting of other cultures yet proud of their own and they are adventurous in art!"

Courtney C. Gibson (USA) 2016

Duration: 1 term, January – May 2016

Studied: Fine Art, Design: Silversmithing & Jewellery, Ceramics

Work Experience

Employability is built into the curriculum at undergraduate and postgraduate level through a range of initiatives unique to Liverpool Hope University. The employability hub provides guidance on individual career aspirations during the degree and post degree:

Work experience with UK creative industries, galleries, artists and designer makers.

Working with partners on live and set  briefs for example  John Lewis Partnership, Sound City, National Museums Liverpool and Bluecoat Display Centre etc

Integrated Professional Practice course within all undergraduate and postgraduate Degrees

Volunteering opportunities have included The Liverpool Biennial, Tate Liverpool, Bluecoat Gallery, Bluecoat Display Center, NML, Open Eye Gallery.

An acquired broad range of transferable skills offers a diverse career choice :- Museums, galleries, publishing, the media, marketing, advertising, education and community work and self employment within the Creative Industries.

Three postgraduate programmes in the Department at Hope (MA by Creative Practice, MA Art History and Curating, MA Museum and Heritage Studies)

Testimonials

Attila Olah

"Doing a year long apprenticeship with Claudi Casanovas (world renowned ceramicist) was probably one of the best decisions I have ever made. Working under his wings allowed me to develop a deeper understanding of clay, my chosen material area…..I feel more knowledgeable about my specialism and have the skills and confidence to turn my ideas into reality."

Attila Olah, BA Design 2016 Undergraduate.

Download Attila Olah's Work Experience interview transcript.

 

Lucy Cunningham

"This experience has influenced my degree in a positive way,  I gained hands on experience in an industry that has an impact in our everyday lives…...What I realised about this opportunity is that it has given me contacts and the potential to be creative in retail collections, and has also enhanced my understanding of the business sector and how to apply my skills to this industry. I would recommend any student to gain practical work experience which suits their degree, as this will give them knowledge of the career they desire"

Lucy Rose Cunningham, BA Design 2016 Undergraduate.

Download Lucy Rose Cunningham's Work Experience interview transcript.

AA2A Artist

AA2A Artist & Artist in Residence

The AA2A Project provides placements for visual artists and designer makers in Higher and Further Education Institutions across England. Participants are able to undertake a period of research or realise a project, using workshops and supporting facilities in participating fine art and design departments. At Liverpool Hope we offer up to 4 placements each year  which provides the opportunity for designer makers/artists to engage with our students and become integrated in the Fine and Applied Arts Department and the Creative campus.

Recent placements have included:

Fiona Candy, Kirsten Little, Peter Redmond, Rhyannon Perry, Susan Leask, Rachael Howard and Rebecca Peach. For more information on the artist and the project, visit AA2A at liverpool Hope.

International artist in Residence

Each Year since 2012  we have hosted an artist in residence from the Philippines.

The winner of the International Phillipine Ateneo  University Art Award is announced in September each year. We have hosted month-long residencies by artists including:

  • Bembol
  • Martha Atienza
  • Raffy Napay
  • Leslie De Chavez
  • Nathalie Dagmang (March 2017)