Fine Art at the University of Newcastle has a growing reputation as a centre of excellence in Australia. Our award winning staff and students consistently exhibit in local and national venues, and play a major role in Newcastle's dynamic public art program.
Our courses have recently been restructured to respond to changing community and educational needs and to the exciting multi-disciplinary trends of contemporary art. Consequently, the broad range of subjects on offer provides great scope for students to specialise or diversify.
Our obligation is to provide the intellectual and technical resources to support the development of professional artists who view art-making as a process of inquiry and self-discovery. A comprehensive Art Theory program offers a wide range of subjects appropriate to the interdisciplinary studio choices in two dimensional studies - Painting, Drawing and Printmaking; three dimensional studies - Sculpture, Ceramics, Fibre; and Photomedia - traditional and digital photography. We have excellent workshops and highly-skilled academic and technical staff to assist in all aspects of art-making. Our courses also provide training for a range of art-related vocations.
The School regularly collaborates with the vibrant autonomous student exhibition venue, Watt Space Galleries, and the University Gallery, which hosts important national and international exhibitions. The School also has an active Artist-in-Residence program and established links with national and international exchange programs, to interact with the many visitors who undertake our courses. Our postgraduate program (Honours, MFA and PhD) is rapidly expanding and has contributed to the lively and diverse learning environment enjoyed by so many.