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Studying Fine Art

What to look forward to

Throughout your learning, you will be taught by cutting-edge and multi-disciplinary artists, theorists, and curators who are involved in research and exhibit their work globally.

Our practicing artists include the likes of Keith Piper, (founder member of the ground-breaking BLK Art Group, an association of black British art students), Alexandra Kokoli (author of the Feminist Uncanny) artist Ergin Cavusoglu and others.

Reach your full creative potential

You’ll have our state-of-the-art facilities at your fingertips to help develop your own identity and produce your best possible work.

Our purpose-built creative hub The Grove, a specialist building for art, design, media and performing arts, is among the best in the country and is home to the studios and workshops you’ll be creating in, including ceramics, printmaking, photography, woodwork, laser, 3D Printing, metalwork and more. You will also have free access to the Adobe Creative Suite of software (including PhotoShop, InDesign and Premiere Pro).

  • Hands on learning and collaboration

    The majority of your learning will be on campus, meaning you can maximise access to our fantastic facilities. Your seminars and small group studio discussions will also take place face-to-face to allow you to see and discuss work with your classmates, as well as experience what it’s like to be part of a vibrant creative community.

    There will also be blended online activities in your timetable where that extra flexibility benefits you. Large lectures (one per week) will remain online and you have the option to have individual tutorials online which can be arranged between you and your tutor. The course has gained a more flexible approach out of our time during the pandemic which means we are now able to accommodate students who work from a home studio.

  • Innovative teaching from experienced practitioners and academics

    All staff are successful practicing artists and writers and we have weekly visiting speakers from the art world who give insight into their careers and practices. Recent visitors have included Ingrid Pollard (current Turner Prize nominee) and Chila Burman.

    You will also go on regular field trips to galleries in the city and further afield and you’ll also have opportunities to exhibit in London galleries during all years of the course.

Setting you up for a successful career 

Throughout your degree, you’ll gain an understanding of how aspects of your learning and development of studio practice can transfer across to different industry roles.

  • The Professional Practice module which runs across all three years will help you learn how to build an online presence, how different types of galleries work and how to create your own exhibitions.
  • You’ll benefit from a regular Fine Art lecture series by visiting artists and curators, providing insight into professional experience
  • At the end of your degree, you will exhibit your work at our physical Degree Show and on our creative graduates site, a fantastic opportunity to showcase your talents to the creative industry

The team is looking forward to welcoming you to Middlesex! With our placement programme, state-of-the art facilities and dedicated team, we’re excited to see you develop into a professional, ready for a career in the creative industry.

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