UAL appoints nine new cross-university heads

University of The Arts London has announced a further strategic shift with the appointment of a raft of nine cross-university professors to head up faculties across all of the UAL colleges.

UAL

This follows a series of moves to clarify the UAL brand and the individual college brands including Central St Martins College of Art and Design and London College of Communications which sit beneath it. 

The UAL identity has been redesigned by Pentagram Partner Domenic Lippa who has art directed a new UAL website, developed by the university, which acts as a central destination for the six colleges and replaces individual college pages. 

Fred Deakin, Professor of Interactive Design
Fred Deakin, Professor of Interactive Design

UAL says, ‘The cross-University roles mark a new development for UAL, which has previously made academic appointments within the six Colleges that form it.’

Among those chosen for the new roles are professor of visual communication Scott King, who is best known for record sleeve designs for Morrissey and the Pet Shop Boys, and professor of interactive design Fred Deakin who was a co-founder of consultancy Airside is and one half of the band Lemon Jelly.

Scott King, Professor of Visual Communication
Scott King, Professor of Visual Communication

The other appointments are: Nick Bell, Professor of Communication Design; Sonia Boyce, Professor of Black Art and Design; Paul Goodwin, Professor of Black Art and Design; Dominic James, Professor of Cultural and Visual Studies; Rob Kesseler, Professor of Arts, Design and Science; Lucy Orta, Professor of Art in the Environment; and David Toop, Professor of Audio, Culture and Improvisation.

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