The BFA is a three-year, studio-based course in which students work alongside each other in collaboratively organised studios. It allows students to engage with the diversity of disciplines that shape contemporary art, including painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography, installation, video, sound, performance and other experimental forms.
The Ruskin, as the department of Fine Art at the University of Oxford, has once again topped the UK for the study of art and design.
As the admissions cycle for undergraduate entry in 2020 is now closed, there are no more Open Days in 2019. In 2020, the Open Days (for entry in 2021) will be on Wednesday 1 and Thursday July, and Friday 18 September. Prospective applicants may also want to visit the Ruskin Degree Shows, which will be open to the public on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 June 2020 (opening hours tbc)
The Ruskin MFA degree is an intensive, interdisciplinary programme in the practice of contemporary art, designed to support studio-based and theoretical components of your artistic practice.
The Ruskin's Graduate Open Day, for those interested in applying for entry in 2020 to the MFA and DPhil programmes, will be on Tuesday 12 November at 128 Bullingdon Road, Oxford OX4 1QP.
The Ruskin School of Art is located across two sites: at 74 High Street in the historic city centre near many of the main University sites (including libraries and museums) as well as colleges; and at 128 Bullingdon Road in vibrant East Oxford, a short 10-15-minute walk away.
The Ruskin DPhil programme includes two strands: the practice-led DPhil (which includes a substantial written component) and the contemporary art history and theory DPhil (by written thesis only).
Each year, the University of Oxford offers a selection of art related prizes and awards. Ruskin students are invited to consider these opportunities in a bid to encourage their artistic development in new areas and are presented with awards in recognition of their expertise and success.
Eleanor Minney is the co-recipient, with neuroscientist Dr Liz Tunbridge, of a Project Award in the 2019 University of Oxford's Vice-Chancellor’s Public Engagement with Research Awards. Their project will be presented at the Barbican, London (12-20 October).