The School of Art
The teaching of Art at Aberystwyth has a distinguished history that goes back to 1917, when it was one of only a few British universities to be concerned with the Art and Crafts Movement. Our listed building, which celebrated its centenary in 2007, has been adapted to meet the needs of today’s Fine Art education while retaining many of its original features. It is an elegant symbol of the School’s aim to link the traditional and the contemporary.
Allowing students to move with ease from one area of study to another and to remain in close contact with the staff, the proximity of these working spaces fosters a strong sense of community and co-operation. The School also accommodates a museum, galleries, and extensive art archives.
In the Guardian University Guide 2012, the School of Art was placed 8th out of 82 institutions across the UK that offer art and design courses. We were by far the highest scoring art department in Wales. For ‘student satisfaction with the course,’ our School was 3rd in the UK; for ‘student satisfaction with teaching,’ we were 2nd in the UK; and for ‘student satisfaction with feedback,’ we came 6th in the UK. In the Times Good University Guide 2012 we scored 84% for student satisfaction. This placed us 2nd in the UK. Once again, we were the highest scoring art and design provider in Wales.