Fine and Applied Arts is a broad-based, highly practical undergraduate programme designed to recognise individuality, encourage independence and enhance creative and technical expertise. All staff are practising artists and place a high priority on giving sound tutorial support aimed at helping to achieve creative potential. We offer expertise and facilities in a range of disciplines and students may work with materials such as oil, ink, clay, glass, plastic, textiles, wood, metals, and stone. They have the opportunity to gain skills in such creative processes as modelling, carving, throwing, casting, welding, etching, silk screen, digital and lens-based media. They may continue to work broadly or decide to focus their interests in just one or maybe two main areas such as painting, sculpture, ceramics or printmaking. Studio teaching is complemented by visual theory, art history and contextual studies that provide a background, through lectures, seminars, tutorials, essays and discussions, for reflecting on individual practice.
Teaching and learning strategies adopted on the programme the following: specialist workshops lectures group critiques / seminars tutorials set reading practical demonstrations Visiting lecturers and speakers VLE (Virtual Learning Environment)