Dr Steve Fossey - Programme Leader
Dr Steve Fossey leads a team of interdisciplinary academics on BA (Hons) Fine Art. Steve specialises in site-specific performance and teaches across all three levels of the programme. His interdisciplinary arts practice spans performance, drawing, video, art-writing, and sound, speaking to his interests in dialogic art and social space. He has had work published in books and journals including Ways to Wander, Triarchy Press (2015) and Leap Into Action (2019) and has shown work in prestigious arts spaces including Bristol's Arnolfini and the Nottingham Contemporary.Academic Staff List
We want you to have all the information you need to make an informed decision on where and what you want to study. To help you choose the course that’s right for you, we aim to bring to your attention all the important information you may need. Our What You Need to Know page offers detailed information on key areas including contact hours, assessment, optional modules, and additional costs.
† Some courses may offer optional modules. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by staff availability.
All Fine Art students have access to studios and workshops, as well as the University’s on-campus public gallery, Project Space Plus, where students regularly exhibit their work. Students can make use of software that supports their documentation and practice, and have access to photography, video, and audio facilities; acrylic resist etching, digital imagery, and screen printing equipment; and facilities for wood, metal, plaster, plastics, and resin work.
A range of artists and professionals are invited to deliver guest lectures and tutorials as part of the Lincoln School of Fine and Performing Arts’ visiting artists’ programme. Recent speakers include Assemble (2015 Turner Prize winners), Ming Wong, Mark Titchner, Cath Keay, Jordan Baseman, and Joshua Sofaer.
Mandatory field trip costs are covered by the University but optional study visits, to locations such as Venice, are at the student’s own expense. Please be aware that there may be additional costs for Fine Art students relating to study trips. In the past, students have enjoyed a fully-funded trip to Dartington to work collaboratively with other students from the School of Fine and Performing Arts.
Students are encouraged to take advantage of the networks and connections that they may be brought into contact with during their studies. Recent successes as a consequence of Fine Art's networks have seen students gain residencies at the Art House in Wakefield, Mansions of the Future in Lincoln, and the Surface Gallery in Nottingham.
Successful applicants will be invited to an interview, where they will have the opportunity to go through their portfolio with a member of the academic team.
If you are invited for an interview you will have the opportunity to show a traditional and/or digital portfolio with you. This will form the basis for a discussion of your current interests in Fine Art and how you would like to develop your ideas and practice at Lincoln. You will need to clearly describe and explain the work you bring with you. Interviews are designed to make sure we're right for you, and you are right for us. We understand they can be daunting, but try not to worry.
A range of work is useful, but as a guide we would recommend that your portfolio should consist of no more than 10 to 15 pieces. We'd like to see a range of images and examples of video, audio or photographic work as applicable to the work you have made.
"Throughout my three years, I was challenged, supported, and believed in. This course has an equal balance in educating you within the arts while developing your practice as an artist. The support and the design of the course makes the idea of working professionally as an artist a reality."Sophie Baker, BA (Hons) Fine Art graduate
Lincoln’s Fine Art degree aims to empower students to develop technical, critical, and professional skills. It aims to prepare students to enter careers throughout the creative industries. This may include working as freelance artists, curators, administrators, and writers, as well as roles in art therapy and teaching.
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At Lincoln, we strive to make sure our student experience is engaging, supportive, and academically challenging. That is why, in response to the issues presented by the Covid-19 pandemic, we have been prioritising face-to-face teaching sessions for our new and returning students in areas where they are the most valuable, such as seminars, tutorials, workshops, and lab and practical sessions. Additional online opportunities have been introduced where they support learning and have been shown to be successful and popular with our current students.
Safety remains a key focus. We are fully prepared to adapt our plans if changes in Government guidance makes this necessary, and we will endeavour to keep current and prospective students informed. For more information about how we are working to keep our community safe, please visit our coronavirus web pages.