In choosing to study the Education and Fine Art degree you will discover a broad spectrum of education topics, including sociological, psychological and educational factors, that influence the development of children. Exposure to the world of Fine Art will broaden your appreciation for the subject and equip you with the skills required to communicate your subject to a variety of audiences. This course is perfect for aspiring teachers, tutors and lecturers with a particular interest in Fine Art. You will study in a University that is ranked top 4 in the UK and 1st in Wales for student satisfaction (NSS, 2016). Both Education and Fine Art have been taught at Aberystwyth University for over a century and more, demonstrating that this is a reputable degree. You will have the opportunity to explore literary theory - philosophical and conceptual ideas that inform, challenge and question the ways we read. Our students can explore the opportunities with the School of Education’s partnerships with schools, communities across the UK and Wales. Students on this course will have the opportunity to expand and enhance your disciplined acquisition of technical expertise, the formation of creative intelligence, and an historical, critical, theoretical and contemporary aware of Fine Art practice. The School of Art can offer you excellent facilities for the study of painting, the graphic arts, and photography, with studio facilities for painting, printmaking in intaglio, lithography, screen and relief printing, typography, black and white and colour photography, computer graphics, and most forms of reprographics. As a student at Aberystwyth you will have access to a superb range of visual arts, including an extensive collection of original artworks. The School of Art is an accredited Museum that runs its own galleries and houses a collection of some 20,000 prints, photographs, drawings and watercolours, ceramics and decorative art dating from the fifteenth century to the present day. The Ceramics Gallery in the University Arts Centre also houses an important collection of twentieth-century studio pottery. As a close department, we pride ourselves on our close association with the University's Arts Centre, which is one of the largest in the UK and a major venue for exhibitions by contemporary artists and designers. Upon successful completion of this course, you will emerge with real world capabilities and possess the core employability skills enabling you to pursue careers as Art Historians; Arts journalists and research; Art directors; Easel painting and works on paper conservators; education; academia. A number of our graduates have found employment with: The Tate; Victoria and Albert Museum; Royal Academy of Arts; The Saachi Gallery; the BBC; the Royal Collection Trust; Design and Arts Council.