Fine Art at Newcastle is housed in large purpose-built studios, galleries and workshops at the heart of Newcastle University's city-centre campus. We are also at the centre of one of the best and most vibrant cities in the UK in which to study and make contemporary visual art. Our reputation is built on world-leading teaching, alongside world-leading research, disseminated in the form of publications, exhibitions, installations and interventions.
Students studying Fine Art are taught by a distinguished group of artists and art historians who are all active practitioners, researchers and specialists in their fields. The department provides students, from undergraduate to postgraduate, with the highest quality teaching, supported by excellent technicians, excellent workshop and studio facilities, and a superb Visiting Artists Programme.
Fine Art at Newcastle is home to the Hatton Gallery, and we are part of the Newcastle University Institute for Creative Arts Practice. 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.
The department is committed to supporting the full range of both traditional and emerging studio-based practices in Fine Art; whether you are working with painting, sculpture, drawing, performance, film and video, or installation, we are able to provide a unique level and quality of support. We will encourage you to question orthodoxies, cross boundaries, and to make your own mark in the contemporary art world.
Discover our research
Research in Fine Art at Newcastle University includes practice-based and theoretical research in Fine Art, Art History, Curatorship and Digital Cultures.
Meet our staff
Our academic staff work across a range of fields in Fine Art and curatorial practice, art history and digital cultures. Our technical and support staff are also a key part of the team.
News, views and events
Newcastle University has everything. Good facilities, excellent staff and numerous connections to wider cultural organisations.
Thinking of studying with us?
At Newcastle, you'll discover new passions and make friends that will last a lifetime. Students are at the heart of everything we do. We are continually investing in our campus, facilities and opportunities, to make sure you have the best experience possible.
Beautiful city campus
Our campus is a visually-stunning blend of red-brick buildings and modern architecture, in the heart of one of the UK's favourite student cities.
We consistently deliver outstanding teaching for our students. We're proud to have achieved Gold Award in the UK Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).
Excellent student experience
Our students have rated us 7th in the UK for overall student experience, and 4th in the UK for social life (The Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2018).