Newcastle University

Irene Brown

Head of Fine Art

+44 (0)191 208 6000

King Edward VII Building

Newcastle University
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 7RU

Fine Art at Newcastle is one of the leading art courses in the UK, housed in large purpose-built studios, galleries and workshops at the heart of Newcastle University’s city-centre campus. We are also at the centre of one of the best and most vibrant cities in the UK in which to study and make contemporary visual art. Our reputation is built on world-leading teaching, alongside world-leading research, disseminated in the form of publications, exhibitions, installations and interventions.

Students studying Fine Art are taught by a distinguished group of artists and art historians who are all active practitioners, researchers and specialists in their fields. The department provides students, from undergraduate to postgraduate, with the highest quality teaching, supported by excellent technicians, excellent workshop and studio facilities, and a superb Visiting Artists Programme.

Fine Art at Newcastle is home to the Hatton Gallery, and we are part of the Newcastle University Institute for Creative Arts Practice. These and other partnerships – in the city and the region, in the UK, and on the international stage, are key to many of our staff’s individual, collaborative and interdisciplinary research projects.
The department is committed to supporting the full range of both traditional and emerging studio-based practices in Fine Art; whether you are working with painting, sculpture, drawing, performance, film and video, or installation, we are able to provide a unique level and quality of support. We will encourage you to question orthodoxies, cross boundaries, and to make your own mark in the contemporary art world.

We offer a unique four-year undergraduate programme, a two-year full-time studio-based MFA programme, a one-year full-time, or two-year part-time Creative Arts Practice (CAP) MA programme as well as MPhil and PhD research degrees.