Explore what it means to be an artist in the 21st Century, considering the role of contemporary art in modern society. Develop your artistic work across the full range of contemporary fine art media, including drawing, installation, painting, sculpture, performance, photography, film, video, sound, and print. Nottingham is internationally recognised as a vibrant hub for new and emerging artists and artist-led initiatives, boasting a diverse and thriving network of galleries, art spaces and artist collectives. Benefit from our links with such organisations locally, nationally and internationally by working on collaborative projects and enhancing your professional practice. You’ll have the opportunity to enter competitions and exhibit your work globally. Our Fine Art graduates have played a big role in the development of the artistic network in Nottingham – there is direct correlation with the amount of art projects going on in the city and our alumni – a reciprocal ecosystem that future students can benefit from. Key features
- Experiment with different media before focusing on what is right for your own practice.
- Work in our dedicated Fine Art studios and workshops, alongside students from all years.
- Attend our Live Lecture Series, featuring national and international artists, creative practitioners and theorists.
- Be inspired by Nottingham’s artistic community and creative places to visit, including Nottingham Contemporary, New Art Exchange and Lakeside Arts.
- Create connections with Nottingham’s wider art community through our alumni and staff network.
- Benefit from our extensive links with festivals, art organisations and artists’ groups, nationally and internationally.
- Take part in local and international exhibitions and events, such as the Tilburg project in the Netherlands and Kunstpodium T programme.
- Go on optional study trips to destinations such as Berlin, New York, and Copenhagen.
- Apply to study part of your degree abroad through our European or international exchange programmes.
- Have the support of academic and technical staff who are practising artists in their own right.
- Exhibit your work as part of our Showcase, with the opportunity to exhibit externally in local, national or international spaces.
- We're ranked 12th best University for Art and Design in the UK. (The Complete University Guide 2021).
- Curiosity: Introducing Fine Art Practice (100 credit points, full year)
- Writing Contemporary Art: Review (20 credit points, full year)
- Speculation: Staging Fine Art Practice (60 credit points, full year)
- Writing Contemporary Art: Analysis (20 credit points, full year)
- Co Lab: Research, Exploration and Risk-taking (20 credit points, second half of the year)
- Optional module - You will also personalise your course by choosing from a suite of 20-credit modules. Depending on this choice, these modules will either develop your critical, theoretical and contextual understanding, or will broaden your technical and creative skill. Indicative modules include:
- Resolution: Final Practice and Reflection (100 credit points, full year)
How to apply
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