Professor Terry Perk

Assistant Vice-Chancellor (Academic), Professor of Fine Art Education, Head of School Fine Art & Photography, All campuses

Academic, Leadership Team, School of Fine Art | Photography and Visual Communication

Professor Terry Perk, is Head of the School of Fine Art & Photography. Terry is also the lead academic for the MAKE research cluster, exploring and studying the use of models within fine art practice.

Terry studied sculpture at the University of Leeds and Bennington College (USA), before gaining his PhD in the History and Theory of Art from the University of Kent at Canterbury in 2007.


  • 2001-2008: University of Kent, PhD History and Theory of Art
  • 1999-2000: St. Martins College, PGCE Art & Design
  • 1997-1999: Bennington College, MFA Sculpture
  • 1994-1997: Bretton Hall College, University of Leeds, BA (Hons) Fine Art - 1st Class
  • 1993-1994: Kent Institute of Art & Design, Foundation Diploma in Art & Design - Distinction.


The School of Fine Art & Photography website 

Terry Perk Profile Picture

Professional Membership, Affiliation and Consultancy

Awards, Grants and Commissions:

2011: Awarded a capital bid to develop the Centre for Spatial Analysis and Intervention at UCA Canterbury alongside Dr Judith Rugg.

The project was directed at bringing together the activities and strengths of the research clusters, Critical Spatial Practices (CSP), the Model as an Articulation of Knowledge (MAKE) and three external cultural partners: the Marlowe Theatre (Canterbury); the Museum of the Royal Dockyard (Chatham) and the Royal Engineers Museum (Chatham), with the intention of forming a central 'hub' to develop innovative research in contemporary art, performance, architecture and design.

Research Outputs

Key outputs on UCARO:

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