It is vital for Universities and art organisations to work together to support the career choices and offer pathways for young students.
Head of Learning, firstsite and NUA Creative Industry Liaison Group
We encourage experimentation and original thinking. We attract ambitious students excited by the opportunities offered in a specialist University. You’ll be challenged to develop your ideas as you learn new skills and acquire further knowledge.
A multidisciplinary approach allows you to work with paint, print, sculpture and hybrid practice, in either a focused or pluralistic way. Teaching primarily takes place in your studio space where you can discuss your ideas with tutors, fellow students, technicians and visiting professionals.
Recent visitors to the University include 2013 Turner Prize winner Laure Prouvost, Sculptor Sir Antony Gormley, Tate Modern Curator Marcus Dickey Horley and Artist Cornelia Parker.
National and international visits, projects and events include Wysing Arts Centre, Berlin, Tate Modern and Camden Arts Centre. Our weekly lecture series invites significant artists, curators, gallery owners and critics. The Gallery at NUA has in the last year shown work by Grayson Perry, Damien Hirst, Gilbert & George, Rachel Whiteread and Jake and Dinos Chapman.
Being part of this creative community offers three years of experimentation, challenge, debate and professional understanding as you gain confidence as an artist and creative thinker.
Visit the Fine Art 2014 Degree Show website.
Find out about how the course combines practical making and professional skills in Years 1, 2 and 3 and more about the programme of Visiting Lecturers.
The course at NUA gave me confidence in my work and when I graduated I knew how I wanted to progress and in what direction I wanted to take my work.
Consider your career progression as a NUA graduate and read about the experiences of graduates such as artist Amy Rogers.
See the industry-standard facilities available to students.
Our staff are all practising artists. The staff teaching and the expertise is something that makes our course different and, I feel, unique.
Course Leader Carl Rowe answers your frequently asked questions about the course.
Read about the achievements of the practitioners who teach on this course.
The city is a hub of creativity including brilliant music venues and museums. It’s a perfect city to develop my interest in community and public art.
Fine Art student
The best way to experience what NUA has to offer is to see for yourself at one of our open days for undergraduate or postgraduate courses.
To find out more about how to apply for a course at NUA, talk to Lou, Tom or Tori in the following ways:
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