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As students are increasingly engaged with us, we've created a route into our site that signposts you into some useful stuff and into areas where art and design students are talking about their practice and courses.

New site coming!

The new a-n website is on its way! Centred around a professional environment for conversation with fast routes to news, reviews, blogs and resources. Find out more »

For more student-focused news and resources follow @an_artstudents »

Degree Shows Guide 2014

Coming soon, a unique snapshot of the UK’s art and design degree shows alongside interviews with students and features by tutors on art education today.


Laura Reeves, 'The Students Of Mr D. Brook', installation shot, 2012.  Courtesy: artist, Motorcade/Flashparade.  Copyright: artist

Graduate interviews

Painting walls and research-based practice, Laura Reeves »
Italian baptistries & resonance of voice, Sylvia Law »
Mexican tree frogs & sculpture, Faye Green »
Electronics in San Francisco, Nick Thomas »
Painting plus six-months in Dresden, Bartosz Beda »
Repercussions of a degree, Peter Martin »
'Welcome to the jungle', Zanne Andrea »
New beginnings new departures, Natalia Komis »
Step ladders & other pivotal moments, Janey Muir »

Read more interviews with artists and graduates in Artist stories »

'Chris in his studio'

Career profiles

In depth interviews with practitioners providing first hand experience of projects, working methods and employment after art school.

Chris Agnew »
Kevin Harman »
Oliver Braid »
Amy Croft »

Read more profiles »


 Courtesy: Falmouth University. (also used in Degree Shows Guide 2013)

Professional Practice (The lay of the land)

"Sharpened thinking around employability of graduates of visual and applied arts BA courses"

Report on professional practice in UK undergraduate courses by Q-Art London's Sarah Rowles, The Lay of the Land: current approaches to professional practice in visual and applied arts BA courses »

a-n's director Susan Jones introduces Rowles' research, Life after art school »

Professor Tom Davies, Staffordshire University, responds to approaches to professional practice in visual and applied arts courses in Flying a flag »

Where to next?

Profession, Progression

The next six years of your career with one of a-n's first ever student bloggers (back in 2006!) Kai-Oi Jay Yung »

'Military Craft', still from performance, 2011.  Courtesy: artist.  Copyright: Kai-Oi Jay Yung

Artists talking

A wealth of artists and a-n members talking about their studio practice and project-based research. With your student membership start a blog now and get your content transferred to the new site this summer.

Start your post-graduate journey on Artists talking »

Liz West, 2014.