Fine art and Art History at Aberystwyth University provides the rare opportunity to study the history of art within a magnificent listed building where art is also made, curated and exhibited. Your training will be enriched, challenged and expanded by your growing understanding of historical and cultural contexts, exposure to the work of staff and student art practitioners, and access to our internationally renowned museum collections of fine and decorative art. In the 2016 National Student Survey, we were ranked in the top 10 in the UK for the subject area of Art History (NSS, 2016). We are situated in the heart of the Ceredigion coast line. The School is based within the town with unspoiled views of the coast, Cambrian mountains and Aberystwyth town itself. As a University, we are very lucky to be only a stone throw a way from the National Library of Wales, which is a copyright library that houses every book that has been published in the UK. In addition, it also runs numerous exhibitions throughout the year. The School of Art has museum status, and you can explore our rich collection that includes over 20,000 paintings, drawings, prints, photographs all of which dates back to the 15th century. Students on this course will benefit from 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. Students in our department can exploit our exciting opportunities such as studying abroad under the Erasmus + programme (studying in any of our European partnered Universities in countries such as Turkey, Norway and Germany). We also offer students to take part on several field trips and the destinations in the past have included: Madrid, Paris, Rome Moscow, Lisbon to name a few. Our employbaility statistics speak for themselves, in the 2015 DHLE results, 100% of graduates were in employment or further study 6 months after graduation. 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.