School of the Arts, English and Drama

Undergraduate study

"The Degree Show is a massive part of the course and to be working towards the show is daunting, nerve-racking but so rewarding." Tom Cusack, Fine Art BA (Hons)
"This is great place to study; the tutor expertise and facilities here are a huge attraction to this course and institution." Emily Hart Fine Art BA (Hons)
"My final year has been the most rewarding as the culmination of skills attained over the past 2 years has slotted together when realizing my final exhibition project." Jessica Wiper, Fine Art BA (Hons)

Fine Art

Fine Art at Loughborough emphasizes the relationship between theory and practice, or thinking through making, bringing together exceptional facilities and expertise to support practices ranging from drawing, painting, printmaking and ceramics, to temporal performance, moving image, photography and digital media.

With a particular focus on the connections between art, culture and politics in relation to the public sphere, including art history and visual culture, sustainability, environmental aesthetics and identity in a global world, a degree in Fine Art provides students with a wide array of transferable skills and employment opportunities. Besides providing graduates with the confidence, experience and skills needed to become professional practitioners, it also enables a broader engagement with the fast-growing sector of creative and cultural industries.

Inspiring Creativity: Fine Art at Loughborough University

Fine Art student Amelia Seren Roberts explains how gaining knowledge and skills allowed her to express her ideas.

Why choose us

  • World renowned 

    Top 40 in the World for Art & Design
    (QS World Rankings 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)

  • Academic excellence 

    Top 3 in the UK for Art & Design 
    (Complete University Guide 2019)

  • Excellent employability 

    95% of our 2016 graduates found work or study within 6 months 
    (DLHE, full-time UK first-degree students available for work or study)

  • Placement Year Option 

    Open to all students with support from a dediated Placement Officer

  • Fantastic Facilities 

    6 Creative Hubs across the School - available for all to use

  • Research that Matters 

    Fine Art at Loughborough provides a world-leading vibrant research environment for contemporary art. Academic research is channeled back into the curriculum providing first-hand, outward-facing knowledge of the challenges that await graduating students.