We’re proud of our reputation for igniting the talents of brilliant fine artists with the help and support of some of the biggest names in British art. Our fine art students work across a range of disciplines, including drawing, painting, sculpture, installation, film, photography and performance. What exactly distinguishes fine artists? Well, they usually work independently, without a client. Their work may stand out for its beauty or meaningfulness thanks to innovative practice or a high level of craft or conceptual skills. Experimentation and risk-taking are an essential part of their individualism, too. The emergence of such singular talents has long marked out UEL’s Fine Art course as exceptional. We’ve been well known for nurturing groundbreaking artists since the Chapman brothers started making their dramatic impression back in the 1980s. It’s the diversity of our students and staff, with their wide, vastly differing backgrounds and experiences, which helps make this a uniquely rich and fascinating course. If you don’t meet the entry requirements for a BA, you can study this course as an ‘extended’ four-year course. You'll begin with a foundation year that will prepare you for a successful transition to the BA degree.