More about Emily
What made you choose to study at NTU?
“After attending the NTU open day I was immediately sold! When looking around the studios and workshops I could see myself working in there and atmosphere was fantastic. The main reason I chose to study at NTU was that you are not expected to specialise in a particular discipline. I experimented with a broad range of media which was great.”
What did you enjoy most about your course?
“I enjoyed the freedom I had to explore. The tutors are so supportive and encouraged me develop my ideas. The facilities the course offers are second to none, they really allowed me to develop and become more ambitious. Our studios are shared between all three year groups, creating a really exciting space to work in. It’s great to work amongst people creating something completely different to you, it makes for a great discussion.”
How did it feel to be shortlisted for the Woon Foundation Prize?
“I think I’m still in shock to be shortlisted for the Woon Foundation Prize! To be one of ten artists selected from across the country is a very proud achievement. It’s a fantastic opportunity and I’m very excited to exhibit my work in July.”
What is the most valuable thing you have learnt from studying Fine Art?
“I’ve learnt to have confidence in my artistic practice, and through doing so I have been able to apply to many external opportunities, including the Woon Prize. I wouldn’t have felt confident enough to apply to these opportunities without the support I received from the course.”
Has the course included any speakers or lecturers from industry?
“The programme of live lectures organised by the course is brilliant. We get to learn about such a diverse range of professional practices – it’s really inspiring. I have loved the opportunity to sign up for tutorials with each guest speaker, these were always great opportunities to get a new perspective on your work and to really push your practice.”
How do you find the facilities available to you?
“The studios and workshops are a fantastic environment to work in. It’s great to have Bonington Gallery, a contemporary art gallery, within the University. The gallery shows a great range of contemporary artists and provides opportunities for current students.”
What do you like about studying and living in Nottingham?
“I love that the City Campus is based so centrally in the city - it’s great to be in and amongst everything that Nottingham has to offer. There’s such a great art scene here and you immediately become part of that network when you start the course, so there’s plenty of exciting things to get involved in.”
Why would you recommend studying BA (Hons) Fine Art at NTU?
“Studying Fine Art at NTU has been a fantastic experience, I’m so grateful for all the support I’ve received over the past three years from staff and fellow students. It’s been a brilliant place to develop my work and I can’t recommend this course enough!”
What are your ambitions for the future?
“My plans are to study a Masters in Fine Art and then go on to teach art."