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Fine Art

Question orthodoxies, cross boundaries, and cultivate your talent. Our renowned department, ranked first in the UK, plays a pivotal role in Newcastle's vibrant art scene.

Shape your talent, create your future

From our role as a key player in radical developments in art education in the 1950s, to being named one of eight art schools that changed the world by the Royal Academy, Fine Art at Newcastle is exceptional.

Our practice-based course in contemporary visual art, complemented by Art History, will help you become an ambitious, motivated, and imaginative artist.

Studying in Newcastle, you benefit from the city’s lively arts culture, including the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art and our on campus Hatton Gallery.

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Our innovative Fine Art programme

Our innovative Fine Art programme allows you:

  • the freedom and opportunity to experiment
  • to fully develop ambitious ideas
  • to deepent your knowledge of art history and contemporary art
  • to undertake a period of study at one of our partner universities abroad
  • to cultivate your talent in dedicated exhibition galleries
  • to immerse yourself in a weekly programme of talks from some of the most interesting artists working today 

Career development is supported through our LifeWorkArt programme, with opportunities to exhibit your work and undertake live projects and placements. This will help you gain the professional skills you need to thrive in the contemporary art world.

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Find your place in the world

Newcastle University offers an outstanding student experience and a world-class education for life. Our commitment to academic excellence is demonstrated through our position in global rankings. We have a world-class reputation for research excellence.