Coventry has taught art and design for over 175 years and has a successful track record of producing graduates who have made a significant contribution to the world of art. Our former students include a Turner Prize nominee and National Gallery artist in residence.
External examiners have praised our “inspiring and motivating studio teaching” and “strong tutorial support”. You will have the opportunity to learn in a professional studio environment alongside undergraduate and postgraduate students with staff, many of whom are practising artists and designers, who have exhibited at the world’s most prestigious art galleries, from the Victoria and Albert Museum and National Portrait Gallery in London to the Deste Foundation for Contemporary Art in Athens and New York.
You will have the opportunity to access to an extensive range of specialist facilities, including, 3D rapid prototyping, clay modelling, film, photography, video, a large digital print bureau, ceramics, a printmaking workroom, screen printing and letterpress studios, all with excellent technical support.
This broad-based course primarily aims to help you identify and improve upon your existing strengths and aptitudes within art and design to guide you towards making an informed and appropriate choice about your future study. Typically, successful students go on to study a variety of creative led degree-level courses, including: Automotive Design and Transport Design; Architecture; Fashion; Fine Art; Fine Art and Illustration; Illustration and Animation; Illustration and Graphics; Graphic Design; Photography; Interior Design; Product Design; or Media.
One of the highlights of the course for many of our students is the opportunity to take part in an end-of-year show, as part of the Faculty’s prestigious annual Degree festival, which celebrates and showcases our students' work and is open to members of the public.