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Arts

From creating fine art to conserving it; from animation to film, theatre and television, through to arts management and teaching, our Arts department is a dynamic and stimulating environment to study a wide range of courses. Learn from world-renowned experts in Fine Art, Performance and Visual Cultures.

  • Our Art and Design subjects are ranked 16th in th Complete University Guide 2017.

  • Our Art and Design subjects are ranked 17th in the Sunday Times University Guide 2016.

  • Awarded the Times Higher Education Award for Excellence and Innovation in the Arts in 2012, as well as the Journal’s Culture Award for Best Arts and Business Partnership in 2013.
  • Awarded £1.2m from the Arts and Humanities Research Council and named a Centre for Doctoral Training in partnership with the University of Sunderland, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art and the National Glass Centre.
  • Part of the UK’s only Centre for Doctoral Training in Heritage consisting of a consortium of universities in the North of England, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.
  • Northumbria University works with a range of high profile cultural partners, including BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Live Theatre, Great North Run Culture, Northern Stage, National Trust and Tyne & Wear Archives and Museums providing students with industry exposure and live project opportunities.
  • The partnership with BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art has seen the creation of the BxNU postgraduate project space within BALTIC 39, a purpose-built arts facility.
  • Fine Art graduates are offered a one-year studio space within Graduate Studios Northumbria – an enterprise zone that supports the careers of emerging artists.
  • 95% of graduates from all three of Northumbria’s Performing Arts undergraduate degree programmes are in work or further study six months after graduating.
  • Graduates include Mercury Prize nominee Kathryn Williams, Free Range 2013 winner, Eve Laws, actor Riley Jones (Vera, The Pitmen Painters) and CBBC actress Rachel Teate (Wolfblood).
  • The Woon Foundation art competition has annual prizes totalling £40,000 and is open to all UK Fine Art graduates, supported by Northumbria University law alumnus, Mr Wee Teng Woon, as well as the Warwick Stafford Fine Art Prize, a legacy from Fine Art graduate, the late Warwick Stafford.

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Our Courses

The Department of Arts has a number of undergraduate and postgraduate courses available for study.

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Undergraduate Open Day Events

Looking to study in September 2018? Our Undergraduate Open Day Events are the perfect opportunity for you to find out as much as you can about our wide range of courses and world-class facilities.

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