The School of Art and Design History
The School of Art and Design History at Kingston provides cutting edge teaching, learning and research across a broad range of visual and material culture. Our interests span the modern and contemporary period in art, design, architecture, film, and museums and galleries. The school is distinctive in its dual emphasis on histories of art and design in the ‘art school’ context, an ethos which informs our engagement with the disciplines. As part of the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture, our students find themselves studying in a creatively dynamic environment, alongside the artists and designers of the future.
Making Tracks // in partnership with FRAME Whirlygig Cinema’s Making Tracks is a groundbreaking event that re-imagines short films with live scores performed by The Cabinet of Living Cinema. By fusing moving image with live music and foley, Making Tracks offers a stimulating platform for emerging film talent and an opportunity to join filmmakers in […]
FixFair is taking to the streets of Kingston to show how Open Design can benefit users and communities and engender a “Made in Kingston” ethos. Inspired by the “FixPerts” model, FixFair will see a panel of designers and dedicated workshops visiting the high street, market squares, estates, schools and care homes of Kingston to increase […]
We would like to invite you to the Design School’s MA Open Weekend 2016, an excellent opportunity to find out about postgraduate study at Kingston. The exhibition will be a visual walk-through of our unique course structure in which students develop their personal practice within an interdisciplinary working environment. Located at our Knights Park Campus, […]
Professor of Art & Design History Stephen Barber launches his newest book, on the French writer Pierre Guyotat, at the ICA this May. The first book on Guyotat’s work written in English, Revolutions and Aberrations is based on twenty years of dialogues with Guyotat. Lauded by the likes of Foucault, Genet and Derrida during the […]
An forger who gained notority – and an exhibition at a Brighton gallery – for copying and selling world famous paintings from Van Gogh, Picasso and Modiglianim has been criticised by a Kingston University lecturer and expert art appraiser on Sky News. David Henty, previously convicted for forging passports and number plates, sold hundreds of […]