This module is a general introduction to the cultural contexts for the practice of Art and Design, exploring how artists and designers are inspired by and inspire others in their field. The module will demonstrate by example what is involved in drawing inspiration from leading artists, designers and movements, as through their presentations, the staff will model the study habits of researching one’s passion and understanding the wider context of those by whom they are inspired to enrich their own practice. It presents a practical argument for the study of history and theory, using the interests and enthusiasms of the course teaching staff as a source for examining the ideas underpinning creative activity.