Research & Graduate School

The Camberwell, Chelsea and Wimbledon Graduate School incorporates research across the 3 colleges. It enables staff and PhD/MPhil students to develop their research careers and create research with cultural and social value.

The Graduate School includes 3 UAL research centres:

  • Centre for Circular Design (CCD) - design research for the circular economy through materials, models and mindsets
  • Ligatus - leading research within libraries and archives with particular interests in historical bookbinding
  • Transnational Art, Identity and Nation (TrAIN) - a forum for historical, theoretical and practice-based research in architecture, art, communication, craft and design

The colleges share common research interests in critical fine art practice, drawing, art history and theory.

Through our research degrees and taught postgraduate courses, each college maintains its’ unique research identity.

  • Camberwell’s particular research strengths lie in book arts, craft, design, illustration, painting and photography
  • Chelsea’s particular research strengths lie in curation, interior and spatial design, moving image, museology, the oral history of art and design, photography, textiles and transnational art
  • Wimbledon’s particular research strengths lie in costume, experimental film, painting, performance, sculpture and theatre

Find out more

  • Look at the Estate we are in

    Research Degrees

    Find out more about the benefits of studying a research degree at the Camberwell, Chelsea and Wimbledon Graduate School

  • Giacomo Raffaelli - With a Relative Uncertainty
    Giacomo Raffaelli - With a Relative Uncertainty

    Events

    The Graduate School public events programme centres around the research activity taking place across the 3 colleges

  • Art & Language
    Art & Language

    Collaborations

    The Graduate School works with a number of different institutions and cultural organisations.

  • Bright Light Journal

    Graduate School Publications

    Our series of publications enable us to profile key debates and show the diversity of work taking place across the Graduate School