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Fine Art Postgraduate Research

Fine Art has a thriving community of PhD students; it has built a strong reputation for quality of supervision, and for excellent resources for practice and research.

PhD Study in Fine Art at Newcastle University

Fine Art has a thriving community of PhD students. We support a wide range of both theoretical and studio-based practice and research across Fine Art, Digital Cultures and Art History.

All staff in the unit are available as supervisors, and as a large university, many of our most exciting projects challenge traditional disciplinary boundaries with supervision from across different subject domains.  Students whose projects are more digitally-oriented are based in Culture Lab with its attendant facilities.

The department is strongly committed to supporting artists' individual practices through practice-led research. All students are encouraged to participate in the department's and the university's wider research culture by involvement with research seminars, including chairing seminars with visiting artists/researchers. The Institute for Creative Arts Practice provides an important route for engagement and networking with creative practice-led researchers across the University. 

All students are also encouraged to engage fully with professional and academic opportunities  - for example exhibiting, attending and presenting at conferences, and organising symposia and conferences.   

Below are summaries of the projects of both current and recent PhD students.