The Northern School of Art is located in a landscape of natural and industrial beauty. Which is at the heart of the North Easts thriving art scene. This exciting degree in fine art encourages high levels of technical skills, conceptual rigour and contextual understanding. Students will work in a well-equipped studio with excellent resources in addition to workshops allowing them to explore their studies properly. This BA (Hons) Fine Art course has an embedded professional studies element to help you prepare for your career after graduation.
Students will be offered a technical training that will allow you to become an arts and media specialist. Challenging and extending the traditions of such disciplines as fine art painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, video and sculpture. The wide range of superbly equipped workshops available to you will also facilitate the kind of experimental combining of materials and processes students will explore during their time at the Northern School of Art. You will be encouraged to explore art history and the context of your practice, in order to establish a strong personal visual language.
In year one, you will be introduced to a range of fine art concepts, processes and subject matters. In year two, you will make an informed decision about the subject matter, media or combinations of media that you wish to explore in your personal practice and have the opportunity to exhibit your work. In your final year, you will be supported in developing and refining your craft in order to realise your creative aspirations as an independent practitioner.
DR JONATHAN CHAPMAN
Programme Leader Dr Jonathan Chapman is a Fine Art professional with more than 25 years of experience in Higher Education. Lecturing on and course managing broad-based and specialist painting and drawing Fine Art degrees and post-graduate provision. He is a committed educationalist, whose teaching practice is enriched by PhD level academic research, a national exhibition profile, and arts events managerial and curatorial experience.
DR TONY CHARLES
Lecturer As current director and artist at Platform A Gallery in Middlesbrough, Dr Tony Charles oversees the contemporary art gallery, curating exhibitions as well as exhibiting his work nationally and internationally. With shows in Rome, France, New York, London and Middlesbrough. A graduate from CCAD in 1999 with a degree in fine art, Tony went on to study for an MA in Fine Art at the University of Northumbria, before progressing his career and winning the 2103 Premio Comel Award in Rome. His works have featured in the 2013 contemporary artists’ publication, Nature Morte.
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