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Fine Art

Turn your artistic passion into a career, in a city known worldwide for its creative community. You won’t just be studying here — work experience placements, prestigious international trips, and exciting opportunities to show your own work and build connections are all key parts of Fine Art at NTU.

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Fine Art at NTU

We approach contemporary fine art with a collaborative ethos, working with you to grow your conceptual practice, theoretical knowledge and hands-on practical skills. Our philosophy is simple: be curious, experiment, reflect and repeat. We’ll give you the freedom to investigate and explore how your work contributes to, and challenges, critical debates in art and society, honing your skills and outlook, and learning what matters most to your own practice.

Why study Fine Art at NTU?

Our team of lecturers and technicians are all experts in their field and practising artists, curators, writers and makers. You’ll study in a dynamic interdisciplinary environment, working in a range of studios and specialist workshops including metal, wood, ceramics, casting and mould-making, moving image, photography, and sound. National and international artists, creative practitioners and theorists, as well as celebrated NTU alumni share their insight through guest lectures and you’ll have the opportunity to compete for prestigious awards like the Woon Foundation Prize and Bloomberg New Contemporaries.

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What's the art scene like in Nottingham?

Nottingham’s inspiring artistic community includes Nottingham Contemporary, Bonington Gallery, New Art Exchange and Lakeside Arts.

On your doorstep is the creative community of Nottingham. You’ll engage and connect with the city’s art collectives, galleries and studios to broaden your horizons and inspire your practice. Our graduates are at the heart of the region’s artistic community which includes galleries, artist groups, studios and companies like Surface Gallery and Backlit.

Co Lab

Want real-world experience alongside your degree? Our Co Lab module provides an opportunity for students to showcase their talent through industry live briefs.

Student Showcase

Introducing the designers, makers, influencers and disruptors who represent the future of the creative industries.

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