Research and Innovation play a prominent role at Luca School of Arts. Drawing from practice and theory, our research cultivates the rich creative environments of our 5 campuses  (Brussels, Genk, Ghent and Leuven), enriching our students' practice and overall knowledge. Luca also collaborates with KU Leuven on its PhD  programme in the arts, further demonstrating our leading status as a centre for excellence in the fields of artistic research. 

Faculty of Arts 

LUCA Faculty of Arts leads on inspiring and facilitating research across a wide variety of disciplines- visual arts, audiovisual arts, performing arts, music and design .  It's research vision is organised and disseminated by the central Research Board through four thematic research units:

Image- focuses on the interaction between word/text and image
Inter-Actions- focuses on design and artistic research, evoking inter-actions between people, domains and disciplines
Intermedia- focuses on the interdisciplinary character of contemporary art practices 
Music and Drama- focuses on the field of the Performing Arts with a focus on developing artistic practice.

The board and research units support artists and research groups, develop interdisciplinary research projects, and supervise the rigour of PhDs.

We believe that the imaginative and experimental impact of artistic research has a wider potential than just furthering approaches to pedagogy and artistic practice, but that it in fact has far wider reaching, positive influence on society and the sciences in the broadest sense.

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The researchers of LUCA Pro support industry and small and medium-sized organisations to develop innovative solutions to their real-world problems.

Acting as a conduit between industry and our faculty experts, LUCA Pro is highly experienced in aligning our research expertise with industry's goals, delivering practice-based research and insights across the key sectors of interior design, construction technology, visual design, photography, film and video.

By harnessing the expertise of our academic programmes we offer research solutions that are powered by state-of-the-art scientific knowledge and our students' creativity, energy, and unique talents. The resulting developments are then intergrated into our degree programmes, ensuring an evolving and contemporary alignment between professional needs and academic excellence.

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