Art and Design

"The quality of teaching and teaching methods continues to operate at a high standard."
External Examiner

Art at Newman develops your understanding and practice of art in a variety of contexts - creative, educational, community, commercial and personal.

The Art Department is situated in a purpose-built studio suite containing equipment fabric, painting, printing, drawing, and ceramics, which include a kiln room and a three-dimensional workshop. In addition there is a four-enlarger darkroom, capable of handling black and white and colour photography. Some computer based graphics work is also possible using PC platforms to manipulate in Adobe Photoshop, Paintshop Pro and Coreldraw. These are linked to flatbed scanners and black and white and colour printers, with further networked facilities (such as access to the web) also available.

The department has close links with a number of partnership schools. These links allow the development of specialist school based training programmes which investigate the nature of art and its delivery within the National Curriculum.

Teaching Methods and Assessment

The department uses a range of teaching methods, including lectures, seminars, studio-based practical work, museum and gallery visits, field coursework and presentations by practising artists. Assessment is by a mixture of coursework, practical and written exercises, and exhibition.


There are specialist facilities in painting, drawing, printing, ceramics and textiles, a purpose-built darkroom, and facilities for computer image manipulation.

Courses of interest:
Art and Education BA (Hons)

Undergraduate - BA (Hons)

3 years full-time, 4.5 years flexible learning (for further information on flexible learning courses click here)