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Study Fine Art With Us

Newcastle's diverse and lively arts scene goes hand-in-hand with our long and distinguished history in the practice of Fine Art.

Fine Art at Newcastle University

Newcastle is one of the best and most vibrant cities in the UK in which to study and make contemporary visual art. Less than 3 hours by train from London, it has a thriving art scene with numerous artists studios and galleries. The Fine Art department is at the centre of this and provides a supportive, challenging and inspiring environment in which to study Fine Art, as well as one in which staff engage in world-leading art-historical and practice-led research. 

Fine Art at Newcastle is also home to the Hatton Gallery, and we are part of the University's Institute for Creative Arts Practice, which supports Creative Practice and interdisciplinary working across the university. These and other partnerships - in the city and the region, in the UK, and on the international stage, are key to many of our staff’s individual, collaborative and interdisciplinary research projects.

Our annual BA in Fine Art and Master of Fine Art degree shows are outstanding. The range and quality of the work on show each year demonstrates the commitment and passion of our fine art students.

We also support around 30 students who are undertaking practice-led and research-based PhDs, and who add to the vibrancy of the department.

Encouraging your creativity

Our studio staff are all practicing artists, working across a wide range of traditional and emerging studio-based practices in Fine Art. This includes:

  • painting
  • sculpture
  • photography
  • drawing
  • performance
  • film, moving image and video
  • installation
  • printmaking

Our staff also offer specialisms in sound, digital media, and socially-engaged practices.

The study of art history continues to be an integral part of Fine Art at Newcastle University. Our Art Historians support students’ art practice with their wide range of research specialisms and expertise.  

We encourage and want students studying with us to question orthodoxies, cross boundaries, and make their mark in the contemporary art world.