Fine Art

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Fine Art - School of Art, Design and Fashion

The fine art courses have worked with major arts organisations including Tate Liverpool, Artists Access to Art Schools, Castlefield Gallery, Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Merzbarn Cumbria, Leeds Artists Book Fair and the Arts Council. Students exhibit work in major competitions and international exhibitions. Recently, fine art graduate Inga Lineviciute was selected for the highly prestigious New Contemporaries exhibition at the Institute for Contemporary Arts in London.

The Fine Art course at UCLan was fundamental in my development as an artist, I simply would not be doing what I do without it.

Chris Jones, Artist and Graduate
95% of graduates go on to work or study within 6 months after graduation
Fine Art ranked second in the UK for overall student satisfaction
Professor Lubaina Himid nominated for 2017 Turner Prize
For over 30 years, the fine art course has successfuly provided students with the skills and experience to enable them to move into the world of contemporary art and to play a leading role in the development of the creative industries in the UK.

Highlights of our Fine Art Courses

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Opportunities

We have worked with major arts organisations including Tate Liverpool, Artists Access to Art Schools, Castlefield Gallery, Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Merzbarn Cumbria, Leeds Artists Book Fair and the Arts Council.

Exhibitions

Students exhibit work in major competitions and international exhibitions. Recently, Fine Art graduate Inga Lineviciute was selected for the highly prestigious New Contemporaries exhibition at the Institute for Contemporary Arts in London.

Field trips

International field trips have included visits to Stockholm, Berlin, Copenhagen, New York and Singapore. There are international exchange programmes in the USA and Europe.

Practising Artists

You will receive a broad introduction to the dynamic and exciting world of Contemporary Art Practice. The course is based in the purpose-built studio spaces of the Hanover Building. You will be taught by a team of lecturers who are practising artists in their own right.

Individual workspace

All students are allocated an individual workspace. Work in the studios is supported by tutorial groups, a series of lectures from visiting artists and a Professional Practice programme to prepare for life after graduation.

Where can fine art lead you?

Our graduates teach in schools, colleges and universities across the UK and overseas. Many of our graduates - which include world famous sculptor Andy Goldsworthy - continue to work successfully as artists exhibiting in galleries nationally and internationally.

OUR VIRTUAL TOURS

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BA FINE ART FIRST YEAR STUDIO

ART & DESIGN FOUNDATION ENTRY FINE ART STUDIO

The international profile of tutors on the course provides students with access to vital artist networks which greatly enhance their employability. These professional networks facilitate access to useful contacts in galleries, bookfairs, exhibition spaces etc.

FINE ART SUCCESSES

BA (Hons) Ceramics Graduate

Matthew Wilcock

Clay is in Matthew's blood. The son of two pottery teachers, he first touched wet clay at just 14-weeks-old when his parents made a tiny handprint on a family teapot.

 

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Art Professor wins the 2017 Turner Prize

Lubaina Himid

Professor Lubaina Himid, MBE from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) has been crowned the winner of the 2017 Turner Prize. The contemporary art professor, from the Faculty of Culture and the Creative Industries, was chosen over Hurvin Anderson, Andrea Buttner, and Rosalind Nashashibi for the sought after award, which is considered to be one of the most prestigious international visual arts awards.

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