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Fine Art Facilities

The Fine Art Building houses some of the best purpose-built studios in the country. The workshop facilities have been designed to complement the various working approaches of fine art students.

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Excellent student studios

The Fine Art Building has some of the best studios in the country. This ranges from the open-plan first-year studios designed for project work to purpose-built painting, sculpture, printmaking and digital media studios.

All students are allocated their own studio space. We also house designated specialist workshops, gallery spaces, bookable project spaces, seminar rooms and a large lecture theatre.

All students have the use of the award-winning Robinson Library and very-well equipped computer clusters around the University.

Students can also take advantage of the drawing studio, in which life-room and other drawing projects take place. Elsewhere in the Fine Art Building, there is a student-run cafe, which is run by students and supports the catalogue and other associated student initiatives for the Degree show in June each year.

We also have a fine art materials shop in the building which stocks a wide range of art materials; anything that isn't in stock immediately, and more specialist supplies, can be ordered on request.

Specialist workshops and other facilities

Fine Art at Newcastle houses excellent specialist workshops for working in wood, metal, digital/film/video, casting, ceramics and printmaking, digital printing, as well as a small black and white photographic darkroom. These workshops are for the sole use of Fine Art students and staff.

We have excellent facilities and workshops to support a wide range of sculptural and/or installation activities. This includes 3D printers, laser and plasma cutters and a large outdoor construction yard suitable for large-scale and/or dirty work.

We also have bookable exhibition/experimental spaces.

Our workshops are supported by full-time technicians who are on hand in each area to provide expert advice, help and guidance.

New students undergo workshop induction sessions that cover health and safety, use of materials and equipment training.