About Us

Join our actively-engaged lecturers on an innovative experience through the many eras and aesthetics associated with art that will sculpt you for a successful future.

Studying at Art, Fine Art and Art History at Aberystwyth offers you a beautiful location and your very own creative space to work in. The Edward Davies Building is from the Victorian era with historical architecture that has been adapted to meet the needs of Fine Art today, creating a fitting symbol for our courses, where the historical collides with the new. Having your very own building to work in makes it easy to become part of a friendly community with many encouraging and like-minded academics and students.

What sets us apart?



We promote free expression and work to preserve and learn about the different eras of art, to create the curious and visionary. If our stunning town located the coast of Cardigan bay doesn’t give you inspiration, then our beautiful Grade II listed building, that is a home for all our students and is a government-accredited museum and only a short walk away from the National Library of Wales’ collections, providing you with a plethora of art to draw inspiration from and opportunities to curate and exhibit your own art. Our other facilities include a Mac Suite, studios, darkrooms, print workshops and an Arts Centre that has a contemporary arts and pottery galleries and hosts the International Ceramics Festival.


Our Lecturers are renowned in their expertise and are committed to providing you with stimulating lectures, workshops, practicals and seminars to help you discover the world of art. The lecturers are the foundation of this supportive community that helps you make the choices that design your expertise. Additionally you will go on fieldtrips within your course to help you take influence from your surroundings and feed it back into your work. 


Our student’s voice and experience is at the heart of our community. We always listen to make improvements to our university, departments and courses in order to give you the best experience possible.

JAMIE CARPENTER-WHITE: I love the variety you get from Fine Art. There are no fixed rules for the work you can produce and you are able to fully express your ideas in whatever way you wish. The tutors are helpful and encouraging and there is always someone on hand to guide you, whether that be staff or other students.


Studying at Aberystwyth gives you many opportunities to go on field trips to galleries and other places to gain inspiration from others work and meet professionals in the world of Art to gain knowledge from.


With 100% of our graduates in work or further study 6 months after graduating, we are confident we can help you mould your future (HESA 2017). Our graduates have gone on to work in publishing, curating, marketing and advertising and painting. Some of gone on to work in organisations such as:

  • Design Council;
  • Victoria and Albert Museum;
  • The Tate Gallery;
  • Arts Council; 
  • The BBC; 
  • The Observer;
  • Saachi Gallery.

Visit Us

To find out more about our courses come to one of our open or applicant visiting days. This will give you a fantastic opportunity to meet our approachable staff and students and see the brilliant facilities for yourself.