Win £6,000 to fund a studio with ACS Studio Prize

The Prize offers one student or recent graduate £6,000 to be used towards an artist’s studio space in a UK city of their choice.  This year, we are also excited to offer the opportunity for the prize winner and finalists to feature in a group exhibition at Gurr Johns in St James, Central London this […]

Fine Art Reading Room officially open

The Fine Art Reading Room, a relaxing study environment with access to a wealth of art literature, has been officially opened by programme manager Sue Williams. Following the closure of Griffith library, the Fine Art course began developing its own reference-library space to self-host its book collection. Featuring hand-built wooden shelves, comfortable seating areas and […]

Fine Art graduate a winner in Freelands Painting Prize

Adam Charlton (b.1999, Swansea, Wales), a.k.a. @blackmaggit, is the third winner of the annual Freelands Painting Prize. Adam graduated from Swansea College of Art earlier this year. His work is sensitive, playful, and contemporary: “searching for the light both physically and emotionally”. In a recent interview Adam said of his process: “My mission each time I go into […]

Fine Art places 1st in Wales in Guardian league table

The Fine Art: Studio, Site and Context programme at Swansea College of Art has placed first for fine art courses in Wales, and 11th in the whole of the UK in the Guardian’s University Guide 2023. This excellent result for Fine Art is complemented with strong results from sister courses across the faculty, with further […]

Applicants invited for the Freelands Studio Fellowships

Fine Art @ Swansea College of Art is pleased to be taking part in the first Freelands Foundation Studio Fellowship programme, alongside other art schools across the UK. The Freelands Foundation is a charitable foundation working to broaden access to art education and visual arts across the UK. We are seeking applicants to join the […]

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Big Draw

Drawing: Drawing is a philosophical practice that supports all diverse art forms. Drawing is an essential tool from which to understand ideas, emotions and the very essence of aesthetics. Drawing is a means through which to learn to look and is the direct connection between the action and the looking. Drawing is where you can […]

Fine Art Step Change Fellowship Programme

Fine Art at Swansea College of Art are working in partnership with Artist Benevolent Fund for the second year running to support successfully awarded Fine Art graduates through providing a 12-month fellowship, a grant, studio space, access to workshop facilities and departmental support. “Our Fine Art programme provides a direct connection between the international platforms […]

Degree show prep begins!

3rd year BA Fine Art students get preparations underway for their upcoming final degree show, clearing their studio spaces ready to display their work. As with last year, this year’s summer degree shows are to be held online as a result of the COVID pandemic, but will be available publicly here, and at Swansea College […]