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Course overview

The course challenge perceptions of Fine Art practice placing you firmly in a contemporary, interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary studio context. There is an emphasis on the relationship between theory and practice with a view that you will become informed practitioners fully in charge of the trajectory of your practice, research and thinking.

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Start Date
September, 2017
  • Kingsway Campus, Chester
3 Years

Why Study Fine Art with us?

The diverse nature of contemporary Fine Art is represented in the design and delivery of the course; whilst the emphasis is on practice, this is underpinned by a strong theoretical element.

Opportunities for placements and elements of professional practice provide the course with a ‘real-life’ edge, affording you to consider the nature of the Fine Artist you could become. Media area workshops are well resourced and all Fine Art students are allocated studio spaces.

There is regular tutorial and teaching contact with academic staff many of whom are practitioners and researchers of national and international standing.

Kingsway Campus, Chester

Kingsway Campus embodies a close-knit community environment with creativity at its core. As a specially developed creative arts campus, Kingsway offers a range of state-of-the-art learning facilities and equipment, including: 11 IT labs; a virtual library with DVD viewing screens; a 200 seat lecture theatre; and designated seminar spaces.

If you’re studying within the Department of Performing Arts, the White and Black room, professional standard recording facilities, sound proofed studios, and open access equipment and instruments will provide you with everything you need to flourish as a performer.

Alternatively, if you’re studying within the Department of Art and Design you’ll have all the tools you need to explore an array of creative routes, including: sound and video editing suites; dark rooms; a reprographics room; lighting studio; and specially designed workshops for printmaking, textiles, digital and sculpting.

When you’re not studying, our recreational spaces including two catering outlets, the Kingsway Learning Resources Centre​, and a social hub.

As Kingsway Campus is located on the outskirts of the city centre, you’re in the ideal location to access everything Chester has to offer. 

Life in Chester

From its beginnings as a Roman fortress 2,000 years ago, Chester has managed to retain its unique character whilst offering everything that you would expect from a modern city today, as it becomes "a must-see European destination".

The City of Chester is a vibrant mix of cafes, shops and ancient walls, rows and architectural and archaeological features. The City is home to all-year-round arts festivals, events, exhibitions and street entertainment, including the famous Chester Races, the Rowing Regatta and the internationally acclaimed Chester Zoo.

Visit Us

We offer different opportunities for you to visit us throughout the year.