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Studying with us during coronavirus in 2021

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.

  • We're back on campus for teaching

    Your timetable will be built around teaching time using our facilities on campus with online sessions for some activities where being virtual adds value. That means it’s not going to be like 2020 over again. We've combined the best of our pre-pandemic teaching with what's worked best for students while they've been learning at home.

    We’ve planned your learning so it has most benefit for you.

    • Practical making workshops and individual studio practice exploring Photography, Printmaking and Ceramics will all be on campus within the Fine Art Studios and technical workshops. This is a fantastic opportunity for you to collaborate with your classmates in person, experience what it’s like to be in a creative community and express your ideas using our facilities.

    • Contextual and theoretical learning such as the weekly Visual Art lectures, will be kept online, meaning you can access pre-recorded lectures and watch in your own time (and save some money on travel!).
  • Innovative teaching that's enhanced by technology

    Our teaching and learning approach is evidence based and designed using feedback from students and staff during the pandemic and in previous years.

    For example, our students particularly liked the weekly Fine Art Speaker programme - a lecture-based series where students heard about their tutors’ current exhibitions and publications alongside external guests.

    Tech has also allowed us to add innovative new ways of teaching into the mix, like multimedia workshops using sound, moving image and web-based work.

    Additionally, our annual end of year physical degree show was transformed into a fully online showcase, MDX Creative Graduates. Not only was this a fantastic way to exhibit the amazing work by our creative students, but being online also meant our students’ work could reach industry professionals all over the world!

    Due to its success, we’re going to be carrying this forward in future years to run alongside a physical event. Similarly, our creative students curated their own unique online exhibition: Synergy - an idea borne out of the isolation felt during the global pandemic.

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.

  • There are opportunities for you to participate in external exhibitions. The Nunnery Gallery has been an excellent venue for showcasing work  helping students understand the mechanics of curatorial strategy and enabling them to gain hands on experience of planning, marketing, documenting an engaging an audience

  • 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 Degree Show, 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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