Newcastle University

Richard Talbot

Director, Institute for Creative Arts Practice and Professor of Contemporary Drawing

+44 (0)191 208 6000

Claremont Road

Newcastle upon Tyne

Fine Art at Newcastle is one of the leading fine art departments 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 exhibitions, installations, screenings, interventions and publications.

Fine Art at Newcastle is home to the Hatton Gallery and its collection, which includes Kurt Schwitters’ Elterwater Merzbarn wall. The department is also part of the Newcastle University Institute for Creative Arts Practice which supports and helps instigate research and practice across the university and beyond. 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.

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. 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 MA programme as well as MPhil and PhD research degrees.

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. The department is committed to supporting the full range of both traditional and emerging studio-based practices in Fine Art; including painting, sculpture, drawing, print, performance, film, video, and installation. We encourage our students to question orthodoxies, cross boundaries, and to make their own mark in the contemporary art world.

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