This is a practice-based course in creative visual arts aimed at ambitious, motivated, imaginative individuals.
You develop and exhibit an exciting body of studio practice and acquire the professional, practical, intellectual and theoretical skills necessary to establish yourself as an artist, for a career in a related field or for postgraduate study.
Our four-year programme allows you the time and space to experiment, to fully develop ambitious ideas, to deepen your knowledge of art history and contemporary art, and to undertake a period of study at one of our partner universities abroad.
Career development is supported through our LifeWorkArt programme, with opportunities to exhibit your work and undertake live projects and placements that will help you gain the professional skills you need to thrive in the contemporary art world.
The quality of the fine art study experience at Newcastle is recognised with an overall student satisfaction score of 90% in the 2013 National Student Survey.
We are also ranked in the top five UK universities for fine art in:
You will be taught by artists, art historians and arts professionals of international standing working at the cutting edge of contemporary art. We have superb studios and workshops and an excellent student-staff ratio.
Research and practice-informed teaching plays an important role at Newcastle. You will benefit from tuition from a very wide range of experienced practitioners, who exhibit and publish both nationally and internationally.
Our professional development programme, LifeWorkArt is integrated at each Stage. This is run in collaboration with many local and national arts organisations and galleries and prepares you for professional art practice through projects such as:
There are regular study abroad trips, supporting both the art history and studio components of the degree. These are optional and must be self-funded.
Recent trips have been to New York, the Venice Biennale, Madrid, Florence and Berlin. There is a competitive fund to support individual research trips abroad.
UK and EU students may also spend a semester in their third year on a study exchange in Europe through Erasmus or further afield through our Non-EU Exchange Programme. We currently have exchange partners in: