Be part of an exciting, multi-discipline Fine Art course, set within our dynamic culture of making in our purpose-built studios.
What you'll study
This course considers fine art in its widest sense, which means you can test out many different approaches or choose to specialise in one. Experimental workshops in painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, video, digital media and sonic arts provide you with a solid foundation in testing the physical and conceptual potential of materials that you can then develop further.
You can also download the programme specification.
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In our BA (Hons) Fine Art video associate professor, Dominic Shepherd, expresses the freedom and possibilities that art presents.
What students are doing
Looking to be inspired? You can browse our gallery of student work and take a look at some of the projects that our current students have been working on. Students studying this course achieve great things and have won prestigious and high profile awards, such as:
- National ‘Lynne Stainer Painting Prize’
- Solo exhibition at Aspex Gallery Portsmouth
- Two graduates selected for inclusion in the Dangerous Women exhibition, which included Tracey Emin
- Two-week long artist residency in Milan
- Five students selected for Hans Brinker Painting Prize exhibition in Amsterdam
Studios and Resources
Due to the wide range of practices in contemporary art, the course is broad-based and operates a flexible studio policy, adapting to the changing character of each incoming cohort, resourcing the studios accordingly. We offer a ‘setting up area’ to encourage students to build larger structures, work with clay and plaster, and stretch canvases in a dedicated environment.
Staff on the course
Our team are specialists in disciplines that span the industry. You can read more about their experience by browsing their staff profiles below.
MA Fine Art Degree (Chelsea School of Art) BA (hons) Fine Art Degree (Cardiff School of Art - First)
After completing his MA at Chelsea School of Art Richard emerged as a curator in London by initiating a new project and gallery space above the infamous nightclub, The Blue Note, in Hoxton Square, Shoreditch London. Richard worked with artists such as Tracey Emin, Cornelia Parker, The Chapman Brothers and Gary Hume. He has exhibited and curated widely, including performance art events for the ICA, The Mall, London. He has a Masters in Fine Art Painting from Chelsea School of Art and a First...Full profile
What Graduates are doing
Highly motivated graduates from this course go on to be leading contributors in a variety of fine art disciplines, whether as the next generation of contemporary artists, inspiring teachers, curators, or as assistants to renowned artists. You can find out more about our alumni by exploring their profiles.
Your Interview and Portfolio
If you meet our entry requirements, we’ll invite you for an interview and we ask you to bring your portfolio with you. We conduct individual interviews in which we create an informal and conversational atmosphere so that you and a course tutor can discuss your portfolio in a relaxed way. Your portfolio of work should showcase interesting ideas that push the boundaries and explore concepts, media and materials. You can download our portfolio guidelines for BA (Hons) Fine Art to help you prepare.
Studying at AUB
- Read more about learning and teaching at AUB and when you will receive your timetable here
- Find out about accommodation
- Read about managing your money as a student and find out more about any course costs
- Read our Admissions Policy
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