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Study at the Ruskin

The Ruskin School of Art is the Fine Art Department of the University of Oxford. It provides an exceptional teaching and research environment that enables contemporary artists, art historians and art theorists to work closely together in a research-intensive university.

Installation view ‘They met under a ceiling of sky’, HD video projection, 21 minutes, 2019 / Catriona Gallagher

‘Avebury (UH60/SN8)’, 2018, 40” digital screen, HD video, 7.1 surround sound, endless loop. / Harry Today

The School offers a flourishing undergraduate programme (BFA), a Masters in Fine Art (MFA) and an established postgraduate DPhil programme made up of both practice-led and written-only doctoral students. It also supports a wide array of art-making and research activities by its students, staff and visiting scholars in which fine art is prized as a vital component of contemporary culture.



The Ruskin’s intimate size and its dedication to fine art practice and theory within a stimulating and dynamic interdisciplinary structure allows it to sustain close relations with other academic departments across the University and with the University museums.The Ruskin is committed to the highest standards of teaching and research and to identifying innovative and accessible ways of strengthening the profile of fine art for the benefit of the scholarly community and the wider public.

last edited: January 31st 2024