Research and Innovation play a prominent role at Luca School 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. The researchers of LUCA Pro support industry and small and medium-sized organisations to develop innovative solutions to their real-world problems.
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.
Doctorate in the arts
Interested in doing a doctorate in the arts at LUCA Faculty of the Arts? The first step is that you need to find a supervisor who is willing to support your research project.
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From deception to insight. The trompe l'oeil as a searchlight in the artistic creation process
Apologie van het schrift
(3D) Audio MoCap
Seeing the imperceptable
Exploring the possibilities of redistribution
Nele Möller: The Forest Echoes Back
Doctoral project in the Arts by Nele Möller
Situated Creative Practices
Charlotte Dorn: Empathy for the animal in contemporary art
Doctoral research in the Arts by Charlotte Dorn
Can Boyan: Making-becoming through Matter: Studio Art Practice As Post-anthropocentric Pedagogy
Doctoral research in the Arts by Can Boyan
Jelle De Grauwe: A grammar of the school drama. About the creation of artistic space for contemplation in processes of theatre making as world-centred praxis in drama education of the Flemish Artistic Secondary Education (KSO)
PhD in the Arts by Jelle De Grauwe
Klara Van Es: Inbetweenisms
Doctoral research in the Arts by Klara Van Es
Amber De Coen: How to understand, access, record, and integrate identity in care contexts for persons with high support needs who cannot speak for themselves, through the use of design
Doctoral research in the Arts by Amber De Coen
Hella Van der Jeught: Creative resilience in young people in the semi-clinical pediatric context
Doctoral research in the Arts by Hella Van der Jeught
Yingda Dong: Collision and fusion
Doctoral project in the Arts by Yingda Dong
Viktorija Rybakova: Geography of the Senses
Doctoral project by Viktorija Rybakova
Merging Minds. Enriching a multidisciplinary design process with soft skills.
Research projects (ongoing) LABOpro
Research projects (ongoing) Music & Drama
Research projects (completed) Music & Drama
Doctoral projects (completed) Music & Drama
Doctoral projects (ongoing) Music & Drama
Research projects (completed) Inter-Actions
Research projects (ongoing) Inter-Actions
Doctoral projects (completed) Inter-Actions
Doctoral projects (ongoing) Inter-Actions
Research projects (ongoing) Intermedia
Doctoral projects (ongoing) Intermedia
Doctoral projects (completed) Intermedia
Research projects (completed) Intermedia
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Research projects (ongoing) Image
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Mostafa Youssef: The Idol Shop: Toppled Stillness. The Performance of Iconoclasm in Contemporary Middle East and North Africa
Konstantina Kapsali: Towards Vera, the Girl Next Door. A study on the essay film as a personal journey into a neighborhood’s archaeology.
Doctoral projects (ongoing) Image
Vincent Thornhill:A search for alternative conceptions of the ideal through computational photography.
Nairy Eivazy: The Objects We Carry, the Memories We Share
Yana Dimitrova: Towards a Shared Autonomy. Painting as an Emancipatory Practice.
Doctoral project in the Arts by Yana Dimitrova
Wim Buts: Design 4.0: a research into strategies for designers in the 4th industrial revolution
Doctoral project in the Arts by Wim Buts
Vitor Candeias: EyeScape: Automation of Cinematic Narratives
Doctoral project in the Arts by Vitor Candeias
Vinicius Marquet: Remediating the collaborative storytelling workshop into digital mediated spaces
Doctoral project in the Arts by Vinicius Marquet
Vincent Caers: Living Scores Live - towards an extended and interdisciplinary contemporary percussion performance
Doctoral project in the Arts by Vincent Caers
Victor Somma: The composer as a co-creator of bridges between society and contemporary music: a matter of dialogue?
Doctoral project in the Arts by Victor Somma
Vicente Parrilla: On the Art of Counterpoint
Doctoral project in the Arts by Vicente Parrilla
Varun Sasindran: Film, Memory, Archive. An artistic inquiry into the mnemonic capacity of documentary film making
Doctoral project in the Arts by Varun Sasindran
Ula Sickle: Into the Gray Zone: A Research on the Inter-mediality of Choreographic Exhibitions
Doctoral Project in the Arts by Ula Sickle.
Toolbox as an awareness-raising tool to promote functional spatial quality in the tourism business sector