Pro Vice-Chancellor (Global Engagement), Professor of Fine Art Education

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Professor Terry Perk

Terry Perk is the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Global Engagement) at the University for the Creative Arts, where he is also Professor of Fine Art Education.


With a career in education spanning over 25 years, Terry has held various leadership positions within academia. Prior to becoming UCA’s Pro Vice-Chancellor for Global Engagement, Terry held positions as the Assistant Vice Chancellor and Director of the School of Fine Art, Photography & Visual Communications, where he has bought a wealth of experience and expertise to the intersection of academia, creativity, and international collaboration.

An alumnus of UCA’s Foundation course, Terry studied sculpture at Leeds University and Bretton Hall College in the United States, before gaining his PhD in the History and Theory of Art at the University of Kent in 2007, exploring the work and writings of Olafur Eliasson.

As the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Global Engagement) at UCA, Terry plays a pivotal role in shaping the university's global engagement strategy – fostering international collaborations, creating opportunities for students and faculty, and establishing UCA as a global hub for creative education.

Research statement

Terry’s research interests are concerned with questions of embodiment, perception and architectural programming as they relate to contemporary sculpture. He has led a range of research projects, exhibitions, publications and lecture series both nationally and internationally, exploring the way an embodied sense of place invites and questions forms of individual and social engagement. His areas of PhD supervision include:

  • Sculpture
  • Installation art
  • Spatial practices
  • Fine Art education
Professor Terry Perk