Slade School of Fine Art

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At the Slade School of Fine Art we approach the practice of contemporary art and the history and theories that inform it in an experimental, research-oriented and imaginative way. An art school with a world leading reputation, the Slade makes a significant contribution to the field of contemporary art both nationally and internationally.

The Slade has a lively and dynamic studio-led research culture. All studio staff are practising artists with significant exhibition profiles, actively involved in research as well as teaching. >>>

Susan Collins, Seascape, Pagham, 2011

Research

We are a world leading university department for research in Fine Art. All studio staff are practising artists and actively involved in research as well as teaching.

Peter Davies, The Epoch of Perpetual Happiness (detail), 2009, Acrylic on Canvas

People

Our staff and students are lively and engaged with a wide range of initiatives nationally and internationally, and you may have heard of a number of our alumni.

Julia Vogl, from Degree Show 2011

About

The Slade's foundation in 1871 was the result of a bequest from Felix Slade who envisaged a school where fine art would be studied within a liberal arts university.

News From The Slade

Slade Summer School 2014

The Slade Summer School is running from 30 June - 5 September 2014. Courses include the Slade Foundation, Experimental Drawing, Contemporary Portraiture, Low-tech Casting, Fine Art Photography, Life Painting and Colour ...

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