What Will You Study

Taught by academic staff who are themselves practising artists, historians and theorists, you will be able to study the Fine Art disciplines separately or through interdisciplinary practice. Every Lancaster Art student has their own dedicated studio space from day one, accessible 24/7, day and night.

Our aim from the beginning of your course is for you to become an informed art practitioner with clear creative aspirations and ambition. You will achieve this through the integration of studio-based practice and the study of both art theory and history. So, the first year of your Fine Art degree begins with modules including Fine Art Practice and the LICA-wide module Modernism in the Arts.

In your second year, you will take the core modules Studio Practice and Critical Reflections (contemporary arts theory), and modules in Professional Practice or Digital Media will also be an option. Your third year similarly balances academic and practical study including Studio Practice, Professional Practice, and Dissertation. In addition to these modules two vocationally orientated modules, LICA Work Placement and Creative Enterprise, are available in your second and final years.

Getting seen is crucial for those who want to pursue careers in Fine Art. With this in mind, our degree programme ends with both a solo and group show for each student. This allows you to exhibit your work to the public and potential employers.