The majority of our lecturers are practicing in industry alongside their work at UCA, providing valuable links for live projects and potential work placements.
Lecturers on the BA (Hons) Fashion Promotion & Imaging course at UCA Epsom are directly involved in work that sits at the core of the arts and fashion communication. Their output traverses film and moving image, photography, styling, PR, branding and product design.
Artist Tara Langford collaborated with London-based menswear designer Raimund Berthold on his namesake label’s spring/summer 2015 collection. Tara teaches on the third year of FPI. Her graphic, hand-drawn prints were applied to oversized outerwear, jersey tops and silk and cashmere scarfs across the BERTHOLD collection, which was launched at The Ivy Club during London Collections: Men with a gif presentation by photographer William Selden.
Director Ivana Bobic, who teaches on the second year with a focus on moving image, worked with British actress and dancer Cressida Bonas, set designer Michael Howells and choreographer Martin Joyce to produce the first in a series of Mulberry Digital Stories featuring emerging talent from the worlds of fashion and style, film and theatre, art and design, digital and new technology. The short premiered in January at a star-studded event in LA.
Graphic designer and fine-artist Chris Ratcliffe works across a range of disciplines including graphic design, fashion promotion, publishing and advertising for clients such as Paul Smith, Red Bull, Jamie Oliver and Penguin. Chris is a founding member of Garudio Studiage, a collective that produces a range of witty, fun products inspired by the things they love including animals, maps and their homeland of Peckham, London. They will be launching a range of flat, cut out ‘pets’ at Pulse this May.
Writer and editor Dal Chodha who teaches on the second and third year of study is the editor of Archivist. The non-seasonal fashion journal was recently nominated for an award at Design of The Year 2015 at Design Museum and Dal was interviewed about this and his research for Grafik magazine. As well as writing he is a consultant to fashion brands and in October worked on Memorandum: a publishing project for British luxury brand Sunspel.
Artist Adam Knight who works across year one and two has exhibited internationally, most recently showing work as part of Direct Object/Direct Action curated by ACRE (Artists’ Cooperative Residency and Exhibitions) at Threewalls in Chicago and the show The Tiny Lag at ACME Project Space in London. He has also spent time on a residency at Atelierhaus Salzamt in Linz, Austria where he has been exploring the complexities inherent in art-making, interrogating moments of a-synchronicity, doubt and self-critique.