School of Arts and Cultures

Study With Us

Study With Us

Newcastle is one of the best cities in the UK to study and make contemporary visual art.

Student with art work in studio

Highly ranked

Fine Art at Newcastle ranks first in the The Sunday Times 2018 University Guide. In other league tables, we're ranked within the top five UK universities at which to study Fine Art. 

Find out more in the The Guardian University Guide 2018 and The Complete University Guide 2017. The city's diverse and lively arts scene ties with our long, distinguished history in the practice of Fine Art.

Good University Guide, 2017.

Vibrant creative environment

We commit to the full range of both traditional and emerging studio-based practices. This is augmented by Art History and Critical Theory.

We encourage and expect students to question orthodoxies and to cross boundaries. This vibrant, creative and intellectual culture benefits both staff and students, and provides the basis for cutting-edge:

  • practice
  • research
  • scholarship

You'll be taught by some of the best researchers and artists working in the UK and across the globe. Many of our staff have their studios in the Fine Art Building, meaning that you will work alongside a range of leading artists.


Find out about our undergraduate degree and options for postgraduate study.