Why did you choose Loughborough University?
Having previously studied the foundation diploma at Loughborough University, I chose to progress onto the degree course because of its excellent reputation as well as the wide range of facilities and large studio spaces that were on offer.
What do you think of the teaching quality and facilities?
The support given to you in Fine Art, from both lecturers and workshop technicians is second to none. Throughout my time at Loughborough University I have been able to create ambitious projects with the help of the technical tutors in the Fine Art department. These tutors have taught me invaluable knowledge which I will continue to apply to my practice long after my graduation. The lecturers are enthusiastic with all aspects of the course. They collectively are engaged with your studio practice, offering informative guidance and support through formative and group tutorials.
What is your final year project about?
My practice is concerned with creating abstract paintings which explore the materiality of oil paint, mark making and the illusion of pictorial space. The subject of the paintings is generated by the mind of the viewer, where an intuitive association between the formalist components of the painting and the identifiable is made, creating tension between abstraction and figuration.
Going into the final major project, I will be continuing to develop these themes and ideas which have informed my practice throughout the duration of my time studying the BA in Fine Art at Loughborough University. The natural progression of my paintings over the three years has enabled me to reflect on the evolution of my practice, which will be significantly important to the development of future work produced for the final project.
What would you say to someone considering your course?
Loughborough University is an excellent place for you to be ambitious and progressive with your practice. Integrated studio spaces between first, second and third year students creates a unique atmosphere where ideas and critique are exchanged. Fine Art encourages growth and development in all aspects of the course through research and practice. This results in an advanced understanding of historical and contemporary art discourse.