Fine Art

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Oxfordโ€™s Fine Art course is unique in its studio-based, collaborative focus, and opportunity to study Human Anatomy in first-year.

Course Resources

Here are some general resources related to Fine Art.


Oxford Course Overview ๐Ÿ”— ๐ŸŒŸ The University has produced this guide to the application, which includes information on course structure, entry requirements, and the degree of flexibility you have in your studies.

Ruskin School of Art overview ๐Ÿ”— Here, the Ruskin School of Art has produced a useful overview of the course, which provides more detail on the degree of flexibility and what you might encounter in each year of study.

Video Overview ๐Ÿ”— ๐ŸŒŸ This video is a handy introduction to studying Fine Art at Oxford, and includes student perspectives and advice from tutors.

Alternative Prospectus ๐Ÿ”— The Oxford Student Union has produced this informal overview of the Fine Art course in the Alternative Prospectus. Here, youโ€™ll hear real student testimonies, and in particular, see a focus on the human anatomy course in first year.

More things to explore

Course Handbook ๐Ÿ”— Here is the 2022-2023 course handbook, which will give you a clear insight into the course structure, aims of the course, and assessment.

Student Q&A video ๐Ÿ”— ๐ŸŒŸ This student-produced video from St Edmund Hall is an excellent Q&A about the Fine Art course which will give you more insight into what itโ€™s like being a Fine Artist at Oxford.

Application Resources

Suggested reading and resources ๐Ÿ”— This list provides an idea of the types of material you might engage with during the course in Oxford - use it to develop your personal interests within the subject, and demonstrate your intellectual curiosity on your personal statement.

e-flux Journal ๐Ÿ”— e-flux is an online journal which publishes essays and contributions by engaged artists and thinkers. It may be a particularly useful introduction to critical essays on art, and there may be an essay you wish to consider further.

Submitting your Portfolio Guide ๐Ÿ”— The Ruskin School of Art has produced this informative webpage on how to submit your portfolio.

InsideUni Fine Art interview experiences ๐Ÿ”— ๐ŸŒŸ Current students talk about their interview experience, as well as sharing some tips. Weโ€™re biased, but we think theyโ€™re useful!

Our Top Tip

When submitting your portfolio, it is a good idea to include work that you have created outside of your A-Level or Art Foundation course. This work should be informed by your personal interests and any reading you may have done.