The study of Fine Art at Kingston is 140 years old and in over a century the course, like the subject has continuously evolved to respond to contemporary concerns, ensuring that we are at the forefront of current national and international methods and debates.
Our course rationale has been shaped by many factors, not least our students and staff, all of who have chosen to work within and contribute to this very particular and inspiring community.
Fine Art at Kingston encourages the establishment and development of individual, student-led, research generated practice. Students gain understanding through experimentation with traditional and new materials, methods, modes and technologies within a growing awareness of the context of contemporary art.
The course is delivered as a single subject made up of a range of studio and workshop based practices, including:
Professional Skills modules enable students to acquire strategic skills for planning, showing, recording and communicating work in a variety of formats, as well as equipping students with a broad professional context for Fine Art practice and related employment.
Our studios and project spaces are central to the delivery of the course, providing the physical environment in which students develop their practice and establish their peer groups, and where our much-prized community can develop, allowing for the possibilities of collaborative practice in the production of work as well as informal critical peer group discussions.
Critical and Historical Studies is fully integrated with Studio Practice throughout the 3 year course. Supported by lectures, seminars, tutorials and visits students establish and develop their knowledge of key contemporary and historical issues. Working increasingly independently throughout the course they learn to articulate their thinking critically and analytically.
Award nominations for documentary and short animation films.