If you find yourself in Clearing, the great news is we still have places available on our Fine Art degree. Speak to one of our advisers on 03330 432414 who can give you further information about the Clearing process and how you could secure your place with us this September. We may consider applicants who do not meet our points, offers will be based on interview.
Develop your full creative potential and individual artist's signature. Allow your ideas to drive your choice of medium and be inspired by trips to international galleries. Past trips include Barcelona, Berlin and Vienna, with the opportunity to spend a month in one of Rome’s prestigious culture research academies.
Learning from a diverse range of practicing artists and published authors, you will graduate with an extensive portfolio of creative achievements. This will allow you to progress into postgraduate study or a professional career in art. With national and international exhibition opportunities, you’ll gain exposure. Showcase at our own degree show, attended by thousands of visitors, before it tours to London.
Working in our dedicated studios and 3D workshops, you will develop a broad range of technical and practical artistic skills. These include drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, digital technologies, photography, video, performance, text and sound. From your first year, there are opportunities to work on collaborative projects and visit national and international galleries across Europe. In your second year, you can apply for a number of travel awards and win the opportunity to spend a month at the British School in Rome. In your third-year, you’ll have the opportunity to exhibit your degree show in London, as well as sell your work at an exhibition in Amsterdam, where you can win a €5000 prize and gain international recognition.
Rated in the UK Top 10 for having great courses, lecturers and student support (WHAT UNI 2017)
How to apply
Call or email us with your grades to see if we can offer you a place.
I worked for one of the world’s leading contemporary art galleries, White Cube.
I learnt alot on my degree. I did work experience for artist Andrew Bick in London and at Gloucester Guild Hall. These experiences helped me get an internship at White Cube. The studios at Hardwick are amazing. My final piece was a sculpture video installation where I created art using everyday items like jugs. Our lecturers were great and we had a lot of one-on-one time with them. We visited galleries and exhibitions in London and went on a study trip to Prague.
“I am a practising artist with a studio in East London, I’ve had two books published, I curate and I write, and I bring those influences back to my students. Everything is a two-way process: our students go out and become part of the creative community, and high-level artists come and sit with students to discuss their work and creative identities. We keep all the possibilities open and work with students to widen their creativity, but always make sure that their work relates back to the wider world.”
National and international travel opportunities
Work on international collaborative projects and visit national and European galleries. Past trips include Barcelona, Berlin and Vienna and you could win the opportunity to spend a month at the British School in Rome.
Showcase your work at exhibitions
Gain exposure through local, national and international exhibition opportunities. Exhibit at our own degree show in both Cheltenham and London, and sell your work in Amsterdam, with the chance to win a €5000 prize.
Learn from practicing artists and published authors
Develop your full creative potential and individual artist's signature, supported by practicing artists who will help you express your ideas and refine your technique.