This five-year programme combines the studio practice of fine art with the academic study of the history of art. It is unique in its duration and in the fact that equal weight is given to each side of the programme during your studies. Our intention is to produce graduates who have a professional understanding of artistic practice and who also possess an extensive and well-based knowledge and understanding of art history and the methods of its study. While undertaking your practice-based study you will work in purpose-built studios in a friendly and challenging creative practice environment. Your other studies will be spent with students from a wide range of arts and humanities subjects (especially in the early years) studying the intensive art history component of the programme. Our graduates go on to achieve a high level of national and international recognition and success as practising artists. Our league table rankings are excellent. We're ranked among the best in the UK for art according to the Guardian University Guide 2017. You'll benefit from weekly talks from internationally acclaimed visiting artists and speakers. Our airy and light-filled studios, project spaces and workshops provide excellent facilities for making work, communicating ideas and generating dialogue. Our staff are a mix of practising artists, visual-culture theorists and curators, who publish and exhibit nationally and internationally.