Opportunities and Resources

Painting Trip

Every summer students have the opportunity to take part in a week long painting trip to Dumfries House in in East Ayrshire, Scotland. Students spend the week drawing and painting alongside their tutors in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Dumfries House provides a rich artist’s resource, with collections of 18th century furniture, textiles and paintings on loan from the National Gallery of Scotland. The house is located in 2,000 acres of Scottish landscape.

Students attending the trip are asked to pay their own train fare to Scotland but the trip is otherwise fully funded to ensure that all students are able to attend regardless of their financial circumstances.

End of year exhibition

An exhibition of students’ work is held at Trinity Buoy Wharf at the end of the academic year in June. This is an opportunity for students to gain experience of curating and hanging a show, and promoting their practice. 

The exhibition is open for several days throughout the week and there is a private view to which family, friends and faculty are invited. This year’s exhibition was attended by over 400 people.

Unique Access

As part of the art historical component of the course, students receive unique access to private and national collections and talks not usually open to the public.