The College Of Fine Art has a leading reputation internationally attracting students from all over the world.


The departments of The college of fine arts pioneers in new approaches to fine art teaching and practice-based research. The cosmopolitan nature of the student body and the thriving intellectual culture of the department together provide many and various opportunities to develop cross-cultural collaborations within the field.

In addition to taught programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate level, the department continues to develop a thriving PhD programme. We promote the making and understanding of contemporary art through practical and critical engagement between staff, students and the professional art world.

We are committed to the idea that contemporary art is best taught through direct contact with artists, curators and writers, and our graduates develop careers shaped by their critical engagement with cutting edge artistic practice and research in these areas. We think it is crucial to see art as a continuing, transformative and trans-national undertaking taking place within the contemporary public world.