Art in Science at Liverpool John Moores University - UCAS

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Course summary

This unique Art in Science programme provides exciting opportunities for artists and scientists to collaborate and explore the boundaries of art and science.

  • Enrol on an innovative programme, collaboratively developed with academic experts across a number of disciplines that include: Art and Design, Sports Science, Microbiology, Forensics, Public Health, Evolutionary Anthropology, Astrophysics, and Museum Practice
  • Enjoy access to a number of different established research centres across Liverpool John Moores University
  • Explore the relationship between art and science, including the historical and theoretical connections between art and science as cultures and practices, and understand how these ideas translate into contemporary experiences
  • Develop real world skills on a programme unique to the UK and decide which areas of art and science you wish to investigate as you progress through the programme
  • Explore art-science practice-based or practice-led research in unexpected forms
  • Take advantage of the generous Michael Pugh Thomas and Julia Carter Preston Legacy £1000 scholarships offered to postgraduate applicants
  • This programme is also available in part-time study mode
Art and science are often seen as two different entities with very separate ideas of what constitutes research. The MA Art in Science programme at Liverpool School of Art and Design aims to bring together artists and scientists to explore collaborative approaches in art and science. Increasingly, collaborations between artists and scientists are a feature of our cultural landscape. Traditionally this relationship has been perceived as art in the service of science, whereby artists use their skills to visually interpret or communicate complex scientific ideas, objects or forms. However, a hybrid form of research has emerged over the last 30 years where artists and scientists are interested in the creative possibilities and speculative futures of the intersection of these two cultures. This programme provides opportunities for collaborations across the visual arts and the world of scientific enquiry, and encourages inter-multi-transdisciplinary creativity based on the skills that you bring with you to the programme and those you develop during your research experience. The programme fosters an inquisitive approach whereby the focus is on encounters with new practical skills and ideas to develop an art-science praxis at the cutting edge of making, research and collaborative practice. Students on this programme will explore art-science in unexpected forms and work collaboratively with practitioners and researchers across art and science disciplines, including Art and Design, Sports Science, Microbiology, Forensics, Public Health, Evolutionary Anthropology, Mathematics, Astrophysics and Museum Practice, and with other students on studying MA programmes at Liverpool School of Art & Design. We have access to a number of different research centres and cultural institutions at LJMU and the Liverpool City Region to support the learning experience, including the Astrophysics Research Institute, the Research Institute for Sports and Exercise Sciences, the Public Health Institute, the Forensic Research Institute, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool Medical Institution and National Museums Liverpool. Collaborative opportunities enable you to specialise throughout the programme and, on graduation, you will leave with a portfolio of practical skills in areas such as visual interpretation and presentation of complex scientific ideas. You will develop an understanding of the research skills required to be employed as an artist in a scientific field, including an understanding of ethics and public engagement. As a graduate you will be able to apply critical and practical skills, research techniques and understanding of art-science praxis in your chosen career.

Assessment method

To cater for the wide-ranging content of our courses and the varied learning preferences of our students, we offer a range of assessment methods on each programme. Assessment techniques vary from module to module to reflect relevant assessment approaches and the key learning points of each topic. The programme is assessed through presentations, proposals, practical projects, reports and supporting documents. The high level of seminar and tutorial contact allows for considerable formative assessment and feedback ahead of the summative assessment for each module.

Entry requirements

You will need: -minimum 2:1 honours degree in a related subject area (those with a 2:2, non-related degree or non-standard background will be considered on an individual basis and will need to attend an interview and provide a portfolio (plus a CV for non-standard applicants) -to submit a portfolio of 8-12 images of any subject in any media or written work, that demonstrate your own practice and/or interest in Art/Science Additional information: -RPL is accepted on this programme

English language requirements

-IELTS English language requirement: 6.5 (minimum 5.5 in each component)

Please visit the part-time course page below for more information about this programme.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £47.45 Credit
Northern Ireland £47.45 Credit
Scotland £47.45 Credit
Wales £47.45 Credit

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

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Art in Science at Liverpool John Moores University - UCAS