By clicking on or navigating the site, you agree to allow us to collect information on and off Studee through cookies. Studee cookies policy

Study fine art abroad

An in-depth guide to studying fine art as an international student.

Explore fine art programs abroad

See other programs in fine art

Fine art degrees abroad

Studying for a fine art degree can have a focus on a category of art such as visual arts, decorative arts or graphic arts. Your degree could be in one subject area specifically such as photography, painting, sculpture, or film-making, or may include a number of practices.

Completing a fine art degree abroad can give you artistic inspiration from your new surroundings, and a new culture from which to view art. By understanding a different part of the world you will experience new techniques, artists and trends which may not be commonplace in your home country.

You may also find that studying abroad gives you a wider option of universities to choose from with improved facilities and equipment for producing your art.

Fine art program structure

Fine art degrees can be studied all over the world. In some countries you can study for a fine art degree at bachelor’s (BFA), master’s (MFA) and doctorate levels. In other countries you may study fine art as a major of your undergraduate degree by dedicating a certain amount of credits to its study.

You may need a foundation degree in art to apply to some fine art programs.

As part of any level of fine art degree a large proportion of how you are assessed will involve a portfolio of work, or multiple projects where you showcase your creative art. You may also have essays alongside any practical work to explain your creative process, as well as separate essays on specific themes, styles or artists.

Fine arts degrees don’t only require solo work however, and you can often be involved in group work, either to discuss theory or collaborate on projects. You will also find opportunities to work cross-collaboratively with students who are studying for different degrees or subjects.

It’s common for international students to study fine art in Europe and the UK due to their reputation for educational excellence as well as state of the art facilities. However, across the world you will find many fine art degrees that cover the following subjects in modules:

  • New media
  • Studio practice
  • Technique
  • Aesthetics
  • Materials
  • Art theory
  • Research
  • Portfolio work

Alternative art degrees

How to study fine art abroad

  1. University & program search

    Find the right program for you and your career aspirations
  2. Application guidance

    We'll get you to the right place to start your application
  3. Visa & travel advice

    Get help after application, all the way to your first day at university

Our team of advisors is ready to support you at every step of your study abroad journey.
Our services are 100% free for students like you because we're funded by universities.

Fine art study abroad programs

Fine art undergraduate programs

Bachelor's in fine art

  • false

    Fine Arts - BA Florence University of the Arts, Italy

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Tuition fees per year
    6,300 EUR
    Start date
    January, May, September
    Show program overview about Fine Arts
  • false

    Fine Art - BA (Hons) RMIT University, Australia

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Tuition fees per year
    31,680 AUD
    Start date
    February, July
    Show program overview about Fine Art
  • false

    Art-Studio/Fine Arts - BFA Auburn University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Tuition fees per year
    32,220 USD
    Start date
    January, May, August
    Show program overview about Art-Studio/Fine Arts
  • false

    Fine Art - BA (Hons) University of Dundee, UK

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Tuition fees per year
    17,275 GBP
    Start date
    September
    Show program overview about Fine Art
  • false

    Fine Art - BFA University of Newcastle, Australia

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Tuition fees per year
    29,695 AUD
    Start date
    February, July, September
    Show program overview about Fine Art
See all bachelor's degrees in fine art

Pathway in fine art

  • false

    Fine Art (Foundation) - FD Leeds Beckett University, UK

    Program type
    Undergraduate pathway
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    10,900 GBP
    Start date
    January, September
    Show program overview about Fine Art (Foundation)
See all undergraduate pathways in fine art

Diploma in fine art

  • false

    Fine Arts - UGDip Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    21,383 CAD
    Start date
    September, January, May
    Show program overview about Fine Arts
  • false

    Fine Art - OCADip Fanshawe College, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    20 months
    Tuition fees per year
    16,772 CAD
    Start date
    September
    Show program overview about Fine Art
  • false

    Fine Arts – Advanced - OCADip Durham College, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    3 years
    Tuition fees per year
    15,562 CAD
    Start date
    September
    Show program overview about Fine Arts – Advanced
  • false

    Fine Arts - UGDip North Island College, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    15,340 CAD
    Start date
    January, May, July, September
    Show program overview about Fine Arts
See all undergraduate diplomas in fine art

Certificate in fine art

  • false

    Fine Arts - Cert Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Tuition fees per year
    10,720 CAD
    Start date
    September
    Show program overview about Fine Arts
  • false

    Fine Art Foundation - OCCert Fanshawe College, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Tuition fees per year
    16,722 CAD
    Start date
    September
    Show program overview about Fine Art Foundation
  • false

    Performing and Fine Arts - Cert Douglas College, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    18 months
    Tuition fees per year
    18,000 CAD
    Start date
    January, May, September
    Show program overview about Performing and Fine Arts
See all undergraduate certificates in fine art

Associate in fine art

  • false

    Fine Arts - ASc Mohawk Valley Community College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    6,892 USD
    Start date
    January, September
    Show program overview about Fine Arts
  • false

    Performing and Fine Arts - AA Douglas College, Canada

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    18,000 CAD
    Start date
    January, May, September
    Show program overview about Performing and Fine Arts
  • false

    Fine Arts: Music - AFA Elgin Community College, USA
    • Blended learning

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    9,510 USD
    Start date
    January, February, June, August, September
    Show program overview about Fine Arts: Music
See all associate degrees in fine art

Fine art graduate programs

Master's in fine art

  • false

    Fine Art & Design - MFA Long Island University Post, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    44,100 USD
    Start date
    -
    Show program overview about Fine Art & Design
  • false

    Fine Art - by coursework - MA RMIT University, Australia

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    31,680 AUD
    Start date
    February, July
    Show program overview about Fine Art - by coursework
  • false

    Fine Art - MPhil University of Newcastle, Australia

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    28,895 AUD
    Start date
    February, July, September
    Show program overview about Fine Art
  • false

    Fine Arts - MFA University of Tasmania, Australia

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Tuition fees per year
    36,442 AUD
    Start date
    February, July
    Show program overview about Fine Arts
  • false

    Fine Arts - MFA London Metropolitan University, UK

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Tuition fees per year
    13,250 GBP
    Start date
    September
    Show program overview about Fine Arts
See all master's degrees in fine art

Diploma in fine art

  • false

    Fine Art and Design - PGDip University of Tasmania, Australia

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    1 year
    Tuition fees per year
    31,516 AUD
    Start date
    February, July
    Show program overview about Fine Art and Design
  • false

    Fine Arts Studio - OCDip Centennial College, Canada

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    16,531 CAD
    Start date
    September
    Show program overview about Fine Arts Studio
See all postgraduate diplomas in fine art

Certificate in fine art

  • false

    Fine Art and Design - PGCert University of Tasmania, Australia

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    6 months
    Tuition fees per year
    15,758 AUD
    Start date
    February, July
    Show program overview about Fine Art and Design
See all postgraduate certificates in fine art

Future fine art careers

With a degree that requires you to produce a large amount of coursework, fine art students are self-motivated and good with time management. These are both highly sought after skills by employers.

Fine arts graduates enjoy a range of roles asides from being an artist. In various sectors you may find roles such as:

  • Teacher
  • Creative
  • Journalist
  • Curator
  • Designer