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BA (Hons) Fine Art

The Sunday Times 'University Guide 2013' placed our Fine Art degree in 2nd place, nationally, for 'satisfaction with teaching' in Art and Design.

We recognise that many Art students want to keep their options open when they start their degree, hoping to develop skills in a range of disciplines before becoming more specialised, while others may want to choose one single discipline.

Built around this principle of student choice, our programmes of study allow students either to specialise from the outset (i.e. textiles, sculpture, printmaking, painting or digital photography/video), or to move between various disciplines over their period of study as they develop their own ‘hybrid’ practice (i.e. textiles and metal sculpture, painting and digital photography, printmaking and ceramic sculpture etc), or settle into one specialism at a later date.

Lectures and seminars in the contextual strand and the peer group critique in the studio, support independent, self directed work. Students will learn to create their own negotiated pattern of work as they move towards an exhibition for their degree show in their final year (level 6).

At the University, drawing is seen as an important element in the development and realization of ideas and is the basis of the initial studio work at level 1.


Currently we offer student exchanges for selected Level 2 students to Valance in South Eastern France, or Thomson Rivers University in Western Canada.

Mature Students

Mature students are particularly made welcome at Chichester. We have many years experience of teaching mature people and they flourish here in this friendly and small university campus. For more information, please visit Mature Students.

For more information, please see our course page.