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.

News, views and events

Fine Art
The joint research project explores work opportunities for artists in East Africa.
Read story
Fine Art
Michael Lyons discusses his exhibition 'Machines and Myths', his career, and his links to Newcastle University.
Watch now
Fine Art
Newcastle University's Hatton Gallery has been at the heart of cultural life in the North East since the early 20th century.
Hatton website
Fine Art
Our annual Fine Art Degree Show showcases the work of our students who help to make our department one of the country's finest.
Read Story
Fine Art
Professor Andrew Barton talks about his work on a large collaborative research project with the National Trust and English Heritage.
Watch now
Fine Art
Our Visiting Speakers Programme is a public, weekly programme of research lectures and seminars from some of the most interesting and original artists, critics, curators, historians and art professionals working today.
View timetable

Newcastle University has everything. Good facilities, excellent staff and numerous connections to wider cultural organisations.

Luke, Fine Art student

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.

Gold-rated teaching

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).