With access to leading artists, academics and facilities, our BA (Hons) Fine Art course offers you an eclectic environment where you can explore diverse creative avenues. From traditional crafts to technological art works, you’ll have the freedom to develop your own artistic voice, informed by a dynamic programme of study.
You’ll have a dedicated individual studio space and world-class facilities to explore ideas and processes, including a bronze foundry, laser cutting facilities, large-format printing and moving image editing suites.
We passionately believe in developing ambitious and resilient artists, we’ll help you to secure rewarding work placements as well as promote your work to give you real world experience. From the start you’ll have the opportunity to create live project exhibitions in London and the South East in order to locate new networks and audiences for your work.
You’ll receive regular tutorials and lectures from internationally recognised artists – recent visitors have included Gavin Turk, Phyllida Barlow, Gustav Metzger, Richard Wentworth and Turner Prize winner, Martin Creed.
There are also live curatorial projects where students have previously collaborated with diverse communities, refugees, writers and experimental sound artists across the UK and Europe.
As a long-established and well-connected course, Fine Art at our Farnham campus has strong industry links including The Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), Jerwood Space, The Henry Moore Institute, Watts Gallery, Cobham, TATE Galleries, and Blyth Gallery Imperial College.
Our alumni have won and participated in prestigious art prizes such as BT New Contemporaries, the Jerwood Drawing Prize, John Moores Painting Prize, TATE Young Artists, The Discerning Eye, The Woon Art Foundation Prize and the Neo Art Print Prize.
The adaptability instilled in our students has translated into exciting and diverse opportunities for many of our graduates, from creating concert projections for Madonna to collaborating with Sadler’s Wells, others have gone on to become practicing artists, curators, creative project managers, teachers, writers, production assistants, technicians, arts administrators, gallery owners, illustrators, and art historians.
The course is approximately 70% practical and 30% theoretical.