Fine Art

Unleash your artistic freedom and challenge your creativity

Fine Art

Unleash your artistic freedom and challenge your creativity


for student satisfaction in art and design.

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Develop high quality art and grow as an artist

Tim Sandys-Renton

Welcome to the Fine Art Department

Fine Art courses

Our Fine Art programmes accommodate a full range of approaches to art

From conventional to experimental practices, using traditional ‘hands-on’ materials to digital media, our Fine Art degrees provide you with the opportunity to explore a range of disciplines and ultimately determine your own style and artistic attitude.

As well as preparing you for a career in art, the Fine Art programmes will help you acquire essential transferable skills that will be applicable to a wide range of careers.

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  • Undergraduate
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BA (Hons) Painting and Drawing

Enhance your skills and develop a contemporary practice using a range of traditional processes including oil, acrylic and other paint media.
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BA (Hons) Fine Art with Printmaking

Extend your work into more contemporary electronic/photographic processes alongside traditional print media.
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BA (Hons) Fine Art with Sculpture

Develop skills in a variety of traditional & experimental hand and industrial/digital processes.
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BA (Hons) Fine Art with Textiles

Explore a variety of experimental and traditional processes around key textiles areas.
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BA (Hons) Fine Art

Keep your options open or develop a hybrid practice while you experiment with a range of disciplines and discover your own material practice and artistic vision.

Dedicated studio space

Work within your own personal studio space

Immerse yourself in your studies with allocated personal studio space throughout the duration of your course. You will also have flexible access to workshop facilities and specialist equipment with the freedom to explore a range of disciplines and develop your artistic direction.

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Fine Art Degree Show 2022

Exhibit your artwork

Showcase your art in-house and in professional settings

Expand your understanding and skills in professional practice through the opportunity to exhibit your work across campus and in public. In your final year, you will develop a sustained body of work for exhibition which displays a distinctive and personal artistic vision.

Our focus is on you

Pursue your passion in a student focused environment

Learn within a professional, supportive and dynamic art community as you develop high quality, original work. Our team of practicing artists and technicians will support you from the moment you start, working with you to build your theoretical and practical knowledge.


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Meet our specialist staff

You will be taught by practicing artists and technicians

Senior Lecturer in Fine Art

Tim is Level 6 coordinator and teaches across a variety of modules. His specialist area is sculpture and his research includes constructed mixed media works and artist studio provision in the region.

Senior Lecturer in Fine Art

Rachel teaches across undergraduate and postgraduate modules. She has special responsibility for Fine Art external projects – working to build links with local organizations and setting up projects for Fine Art students.

Sculpture Technician

Željko (a.k.a. Jericho) is a sculptor, working mainly with the human form in the style of Arte Povera. He uses found objects and recycled materials to create compositions examining masculinity from a personal perspective.

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Join our art community

Keep up to date with the Department of Fine Art

If you're interested in hearing about the Fine Art department you can sign up to our mailing list! We'll send you information about upcoming events and invitations to our latest degree shows.

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