The Fine and Applied Art Department is situated at the Creative Campus, close to the City Centre with easy access to all galleries and museums. The Campus buildings are set within the tranquil Angel Field - a Renaissance-style award-winning garden described by Country Life Magazine as “...one of the best examples of conceptual landscape design in the country”.
The Cornerstone Building is home to the University's Fine and Applied Art Department alongside Drama, Dance, Performance Studies and Music. It also houses The Cornerstone Gallery, which supplements the student experience via a series of contemporary art exhibitions, student led seminars and other leading exemplars of creative practice.
The Fine and Applied Art Department holds a broad range of traditional and new technologies for the development of student's art and design work. These include dedicated studios in Fine Art and Design and dedicated workshops in: wood, metal, ceramics, plaster, printmaking and textiles. The Department is supported by three IT suites that include Mac and PC software, a Media Hub with photography, video and digital equipment - including Raspberry Pi (a credit-card sized single board computer) and Breadboard (a construction base for prototyping of electronics). In addition there are new technology facilities using the latest laser cutting, digital fabric printing and 3D printing technology.
At the centre of Cornerstone Building is The Great Hall, a stunning example of open space architecture suitable for multiple purposes, including student exhibitions and guest lectures.
The Cornerstone Building also includes the University’s Creative Campus Library and periodical collection. There is plenty of space for students to work on their written assignments, including the 24x7 student success zone and a dedicated reading room. For recreational time there is the refectory, Gallery café and student lounge where students meet and relax.
Masterclasses are embedded into the curriculum as part of the student experience. These vary each year and are a unique opportunity to enrich the student learning and provide exposure to renowned national and international specialists and professionals from across the global art world and wider creative industries. Over the last two years these have included Michael Brennand Wood, AnnMarie Brown, Paul Scott, Pete Redmond, John Bunker, Andrew Bick, Choterina Freer, Krzysztof Wodiczko, Luke Turner, David Blandy, Ruth Ball and Larry Achiampong, as well as professionals from our partner institutions at National Museums Liverpool, Tate Liverpool, FACT and Bluecoat.
Taster days are an opportunity for prospective students to experience a typical day inside the University's academic departments. The Department of Fine and Applied Art has delivered a wide variety of two and three-dimensional workshops throughout the year, enabling strong interaction with our feeder schools and colleges. If you would like to enquire about taster days and other University activities please contact the recruitment team by email via firstname.lastname@example.org.
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