Nottingham Trent University

151-200 th
Young University Rankings 2017
601–800 th
World University Rankings 2018
Burton Street, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG1 4BU, United Kingdom

Fine Art

This course explores what it means to be an artist in the 21st Century and considers the role of contemporary art in modern society. You’ll have the opportunity to work across the full range of contemporary fine art media which includes: drawing, installation, curation, performance and photography. As you progress through the course you’ll choose an area of expertise which suits your own interests and career ambitions. Through this course you’ll get to engage with Nottingham's thriving and extensive creative and visual art’s community which includes: Nottingham Contemporary, Backlit and Broadway Cinema. This course is 100% based on coursework. Our academic and technical staff are practising artists in their own right and will therefore support you and help you to develop as an artist. You’ll study a curriculum that will build your confidence from start to finish and you’ll attend a series of live lectures which will feature national and international artists, theorists and creative practitioners. You’ll be taught through; individual and group tutorials and presentations, year meetings, Context Talks and the Live Lecture Programme, technical advice and workshops, visiting lecture tutorials, studio lecturer tutorials, career guidance, organised study trips and Degree Show guidance. This course will take a practical approach by allowing you to take part in exhibitions which are based here at NTU and galleries across the East Midlands. Alongside this, you’ll be able to take part in optional study trips to exciting and thriving destinations such as Berlin, New York and Copenhagen where you’ll visit a broad selection of art venues and exhibitions. You’ll be able to gain invaluable experiences through our links to festivals, art organisations and artists who are based all over the world. Our academic staff will support you to undertake work experience and to collaborate with external art organisations or galleries and will give you access to a database containing contacts for potential work placements and collaborative opportunities for project development, exhibitions and shows of work. You’ll gain invaluable skills like, creative problem solving techniques and excellent research skills. You’ll also be able to work in our studios alongside students from all years and be able to exhibit your final year work as part of our Degree Show. Our Fine Arts students will use our Bonington Building which is a dedicated facility for art and design students which will give you access to: video editing facilities, woodworking workshop and equipment and casting and moulding equipment amongst other dynamic equipment to make your studies both educational and enjoyable. Many of our graduates stay in Nottingham to pursue artistic creativity and others go on to become artists or work in related roles such as animators, teachers and film-makers. Other graduates have carved careers within journalism, media and photography. Some of our noble graduates from this course include: film director Simon Ellis, painter Nigel Cooke, the artist Mia Taylor and sculptor David Batchelor. 91% of students from this course are satisfied with this course (National Student Survey 2017). 95% of graduates from this course go on to employment or further study within just six months of graduating ( DLHE Survey 2015 - 16).

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)
  • Study mode
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
  • Location
    City Campus,Nottingham