When & Where

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes
  • Tutor Jill Kennedy-McNeill
  • Course Code W23PDGF09C
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

What you will learn

This transformative course takes you on an inspiring journey through the expansive realm of art that exists beyond traditional gallery spaces. It explores how artists are redefining the boundaries of their practice by engaging with public spaces, communities, and everyday life. In recent years, there has been a growing shift in the art world towards more participatory, site-specific, and socially engaged practices. This course invites you to explore the diverse ways in which artists are breaking free from the confines of the gallery and creating art that actively engages with the world around us.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Explore the world of public art, street art, and artistic interventions that challenge and transform urban environments.
  • Discover how artists collaborate with communities, addressing local issues and fostering dialogue through their work.
  • Examine the intersection of performance art and activism, as artists use their bodies and actions to raise awareness and provoke change.
  • Explore the concept of site-specific art and how it responds to and interacts with specific locations and contexts.
  • Reflect on the idea of art as an immersive and experiential practice, blurring the lines between art and life.


  • Full fee
  • Concession fee
  • Entry requirements

    This course is open to students of all abilities