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Winchester School of Art


Our programmes are designed to prepare students for a variety of careers in fine art, fashion, textiles, fashion management, graphics, advertising, photography and new media.

Employability is a key focus throughout the School, both within the curriculum - career-focused core choice units, international exchanges and work placements, programmes designed to develop the practical, research and business abilities that are valued by employers - and through a network of institutional, professional and industrial contacts.

The School aims to make applied research its central focus, developing innovation and new products and embedding enterprise in the skills of our students. As well as gaining an excellent grounding in practical techniques, a selected number of competitive work placements and exchange opportunities contribute to a network of contacts which make our graduates ideally placed for the future.

We aim to teach vital transferable skills as well as the specific abilities relevant to creative industries around the world, resulting in technically skilled, commercially aware and confident graduates. At both undergraduate and postgraduate levels students have opportunities to work on ‘live' projects and build a wide-ranging, professional portfolio that will enhance career prospects.

At Winchester School of Art we also support continuing study. Scholarships are available to students progressing directly from undergraduate to postgraduate study with us.

University's Careers and Employability Service

The University's Careers and Employability Service offers a wide range of services and support to students at all stages of their university life, and for up to three years after graduation, including:

For more information visit the Careers and Employability Service website.

Photo of Jane Emberson
My degree taught me practical skills for painting, but also the technical and business skills needed to succeed as a freelance artist.
Jane EmbersonBA Fine Art
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