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Sophie Foster - Learning Designer

Designing creative teaching and learning experiences for collaboration, exchange and experimentation

After completing a bachelor’s degree in Literature and Art at Newcastle University in the UK, Sophie Foster worked as a contemporary artist and art educator in the field of lifelong learning. In 2016, she was accepted for the master’s programme “Public Art and New Artistic Strategies” under Prof. Danica Dakić at Bauhaus Universität, Weimar. From there, she has exhibited throughout Europe and her work evolved into socially engaged practices, designing creative teaching and learning experiences for collaboration, exchange and experimentation. She has also lectured at various universities across the UK and Germany, designing and implementing courses for academic skills. She is currently working on the project Lernraum.Bauhaus as an Educational Technlogy Assistant, part of Institutional Development at Bauhaus Universität, Weimar. Here, she supports the prototyping of virtual learning spaces for the Hybrid Learning Studio and the sub-project Learning with Objects which focuses on the examination of objects in physical and digital learning settings. 


2016 - 2019

MFA in Public Art and New Artistic Strategies Bauhaus-Universität, Weimar

2011 - 2012

PGCE in Lifelong Learning                    Newcastle College

2007 - 2010

Combined Bachelor of Arts in English Lit, Art History and Fine Art     University of Newcastle


2023 - 2024

Project Coordinator for Study in Thuringia, International Office,

Bauhaus Universität Weimar

2021 - 2024

Educational Technology Assistant, Instituitional Development

Bauhaus Universität Weimar

2021 - 2022

Writing Coach, Bauhaus Research School

Bauhaus Universität Weimar

2020 - 2022

Lecturer (Academic Skills for Architecture)

Siegen Universität

2018 - 2022

Lecturer (Academic Skills for Natural Sciences)

Friedrich-Schiller-Universität, Jena

2014 - 2021

Lecturer (Academic Skills for Media, Art and Architecture)

INTO at Newcastle University, UK

2014 - 2015

Lecturer for Art, Design & Media

QA Ltd at Northumbria University, UK

Grant and Research Opportunities


Neustart Kultur Kickstarter grant for graduates of state art schools, The Kunstfonds Foundation, Germany


Special Scholarship for Artists in Thuringia, Thuringia Cultural Foundation, Germany


Artist in Residence, Leitrim Sculpture Centre, Ireland


European Cultural Foundation STEP Travel Grant and Exchange Programme, Finland

5. Internationaler Winter Campus, Künstlerstadt-Kalbe, Germany

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