In choosing to study the joint honours degree in Fine Art and English Literature at Aberystwyth University you will join one of the best art departments in the UK and the most established department in Wales English Literature and Creative Writing. In the 2016 National Student Survey, Fine Art was ranked within the top 5 and English Literature within the top 15 in the UK for its subject area (NSS, 2016). Students on this course will benefit from the disciplined acquisition of technical expertise, the formation of creative intelligence, and a historical, critical, theoretical contemporary awareness of Fine Art practice. You will be studying in a department that has been awarded 'Accredited Museum Status' by Arts Council England. In the Department of English and Creative Writing staff research interests cover a wide variety of topics and range from ancient Greek and Roman literature to contemporary poetry and novels, but have particular strengths in Welsh writing in English, women’s writing, Romantic literature and Medieval and Early Modern literature. You will be encouraged to develop your powers of expression, hone your critical thinking, and establish specialist knowledge and research skills. 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 have previously 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. On completion of this degree, you will emerge with the core skills that employers are seeking, which makes the transition from campus to career just that bit easier. Many of our graduates have pursued 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.