One of the most significant features of the last decade is the growth of the creative and cultural industries which now contribute more than £50 billion to the UK economy every year. London is at the heart of this success and LSBU’s central location provides excellent access to the capital’s dynamic and growing creative activity.
See below for some exciting places to visit around South Bank
Culture, Writing and Performance at LSBU engages our students in an exciting, stimulating and challenging world of images, production, events and ideas. Whether you choose arts management, creative writing or drama and performance studies, you will be taught by top level creative practitioners and respected theorists who can encourage you to develop your own potential and prepare you for the World's stage.
Whatever your ambitions, our portfolio of contemporary courses is created with current market demands very much in mind. Our links with the creative and cultural industries ensure that we provide students with an excellent learning and teaching experience, delivered in our professional purpose built digital media facilities and contemporary theatre and performance spaces.
Our range of courses gives our students the opportunity to showcase their work at some of London's major arts venues. Our BA (Hons) Arts Management students have been invited to organise arts events in professional venues including the Candid Arts Trust, Chocolate Factory, Dingwalls, Rhythm Factory and Westbourne Studios.
We're also keen to showcase our student work around LSBU and many of our courses include end of year exhibitions on our Southwark campus.
A 10-15 minute walk from the LSBU Southwark campus you can find yourself in the heart of culture on the South Bank.
Just some of the exciting places to visit around South Bank:
Our students are able to immerse themselves in the best of London's plays, performances, exhibitions and screenings which definitely enriches their studies in the field of culture, writing and performance as well as their social lives.
Our staff have a national and international reputation for innovative and leading research activity. They carry out research and consultancy for arts, media, government and voluntary organisations. They publish books and articles and present at international and national academic conferences. And of course they also make creative work – novels, poetry, exhibitions, theatre and radio productions and performances. Staff regularly share their research activities with students at departmental symposia, lectures, seminars and events.
We are always looking to life after university and take care to prepare our students for employment in the creative and cultural industries. We are confident that our successful graduates have the intellectual and creative imagination to succeed. Our central London location gives us many opportunities to develop relationships with the capital's creative and cultural employers. We maximise on this by inviting guest speakers to lectures, arranging visits to cultural venues and creating work placements for our students. All of these are key to our successful graduate employment.