BA (Hons) Fine Art

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Develop your individual practice, explore and experiment with new processes and media, and engage with contemporary practice and theory by studying for our BA (Hons) Fine Art degree at Cambridge School of Art.

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Ian Wolter, Far Right, winner of the 10th Arte Laguna Prize, Venice Arsenale, 2015.

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At ARU, studying Fine Art allows you to experiment with your creativity, explore materials and processes, and discover which media best communicate your ideas.

We encourage creative risk-taking, and you’ll have to the chance to explore many new practices and artistic platforms, including photography, printmaking, performance art, film and video, digital media, installation and site-specific approaches.

Our tutors, who are all professional artists, and expert technicians will be on hand to support you. It’s one of the reasons our course is ranked 7th in the UK for 'Satisfaction with Teaching' (The Guardian University Guide 2020).

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Specialist facilities

As well as our dedicated fine art studio, you’ll have use of:

  • a specialist printmaking studio
  • sculpture workshops, including a laser cutter and 3D printing
  • a life drawing studio
  • photography dark rooms
  • computer suites for video production and digital imaging.

Industry-standard equipment

All our Fine Art students have access to:

  • the full Adobe Creative suite
  • Apple iMacs
  • wide-format printers and scanners
  • specialist equipment for 3D construction and photographic media.

Our team of technical officers will be on hand to offer training and support.


Our BA (Hons) Fine Art degree opens the door to many different creative and professional opportunities.

As a student at ARU, you’ll have opportunities to exhibit your work, and develop professional skills in curating, group work, event management, and marketing and promotion. Our modules cover professional practice and include live briefs, and there’s careers and employability support on offer from day one. You can be sure you’ll develop skills and experience you need to stand out.

As a graduate you might work in fine art practice, community arts projects, prop and set making, art therapy, or museum and gallery administration and education. Or you could pursue creative roles in advertising, art direction, marketing, digital content production, as well as lecturing and teaching.

Graduation doesn’t need to be the end of your time with us. You might also choose continue your studies on our MA Fine Art or MA Printmaking degrees. Take advantage of our Alumni Scholarship and get 20% off your fees.

Ashleigh Robinson

"[The lecturers] let you run wild with your ideas, and what concepts you read into. They just pull you in with advice and guide you. They’ll be brutally honest if they need to be, and supportive even if the work isn’t their personal preference."

Ashleigh Robinson

BA (Hons) Fine Art graduate

Ashleigh's story

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