The Department of Art and Communication offers an exciting interdisciplinary mix of art and design courses. Our approach builds on the potential for contemporary, experimental, commercial and trans-disciplinary practices. 

We seek to stimulate progressive art and design practice combined with promoting live exposure and exchange with national and global creative industries.

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Staff

Our departments draw on the expertise of staff with national and international reputations for their research, teaching and professional engagement.

Courses

We offer courses at undergraduate, masters and doctoral level. Teaching at Huddersfield is officially rated Gold under the UK government’s Teaching Excellence Framework.

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Research Centres within the Department of Art and Communication

Graphical Design Thinking

Composed of graphic designers, theorists, and photographers, G is the first research group to be developed in graphics within the school. 

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Sculptural thinking

Practices of carving, casting and modelling are traditionally associated with the inherited concepts of sculptural construction, but the impact of new materials on processes of production offer up different modes of thinking about sculptural form in the twenty-first century.

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