Newcastle University has been ranked the best in the United Kingdom for Fine Arts and Design Studies. According to The Times and the Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018, Newcastle University is the best place to study Arts and Design in the country for the 2nd year running.
The university gained an overall score of 100%, obtaining the highest results for entry standards, student satisfaction, research quality, and graduate prospects. It ranked higher than Oxford University, placed second in the ranking (98.5%), and University College London, which received third place (97.8%).
The Good University Guide also shows that Newcastle is among the best when it comes to courses such as Psychology, English, Creative Writing, Communication and Media Studies, and Anatomy and Physiology. These are all ranked in the top 10.
Newcastle University has everything to offer for art students.
Newcastle is also the best region for student experience, ranked 26th in the UK. The National Student Survey revealed in August 2017 that 88% of students are satisfied with their experience at Newcastle University. Furthermore, the 2016 International Student Barometer (ISB) Survey gave Newcastle a satisfaction rating of 94% from its international students.
Reacting to these results, Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Chris Day states:
“Our position in the Good University Guide, our consistently strong student satisfaction scores, combined with our TEF Gold award, reflect our commitment to delivering the best possible educational experience for our students through our continued focus on providing learning and teaching of the highest standard, supported by our five-year, £500m programme of investment.”
This programme includes the launch of a collective studio, a £75m Park View student village (which will be ready for next coming year), and a £30m extension to the sports centre (to be opened by 2019).
Luke W. Robson, a Fine Art student, said: “Newcastle University has everything to offer for art students. It has excellent facilities and staff, and connections to broader cultural organisation within the city. The art department has a welcoming and warm ethos where students and staff are always happy to help each other.”