In a world dominated by visual imagery, artists need the right skills, reflexive approaches and attitudes of critical enquiry to work as effective professionals.

Studying art will help develop your creative talents and allow you to engage in a wide range of art practices, developing skills across a broad range of disciplines. The University of South Wales offers both undergraduate and postgraduate courses in this area.

If you are a creative individual and can demonstrate artistic flair, then studying Art may be the perfect fit for you and your future career.

Careers in Art

Career opportunities in art are available in a wide range of forms. Whether you’re looking to work on community-based activities and projects as a community arts worker or develop an expansive set of skills in gallery curatorship, there are a number of pathways available to art graduates.

Many art graduates from the University of South Wales have progressed into careers in arts administration, studio practice, public art and postgraduate teacher training. If you’re looking to study an art degree, or one of our other creative degree courses, you could also progress onto a postgraduate masters courses.

Study at the University of South Wales

The University of South Wales offers a supportive and challenging environment to those wishing to undertake the study and practice of arts. From popular foundation courses in art and design, ideal for anyone who isn’t sure what subject they want to specialise in, to multidisciplinary degrees and masters courses in Art Practice and Art Psychotherapy, the University has an extensive portfolio of creative courses. This array of choice also includes courses from related subjects including animation and visual media, design, fashion, film, music, performance and photography.

Depending on your course choice, your study time will involve formal lectures, workshops, demonstrations, tutorials and visits off campus – not to mention talks from inspirational guest speakers. Supplemented with a series of exhibitions in Oriel y Bont, the University’s art gallery, the variety of our course delivery and the subject’s interdisciplinary nature is also enhanced by our proximity to art galleries and museums based in South Wales.

With a broad range of specialist facilities and art studios based on our campuses, this only adds to a learning environment that allows art students the freedom to express their creativity and innovation.

Carly is an Art degree student

Carly Wride

BA(Hons) Art Practice

”I chose the University of South Wales because it offers such a wide range of skills – from ceramics to photography to painting to printmaking – you can pick from so many things, it’s so diverse.”

Art courses