Canterbury Christ Church University

Canterbury Christ Church University is renowned for academic excellence, a warm welcoming atmosphere and community spirit. This is a modern, friendly university with a wide range of undergraduate, postgraduate and other programmes.

In addition to our city-centre campus at Canterbury we have campuses at Broadstairs, Chatham - part of the Universities at Medway project - and Tunbridge Wells (Salomons campus). Teaching and research work is grouped within four major faculties: Arts and Humanities, Business and Sciences, Education and Health and Social Care.

The University offers excellent teaching facilities and residential accommodation in unique locations with attractive environments.

Whilst we are proud to remain a Church of England foundation, we welcome students of all faiths and none, all cultures and nationalities.

With a student population of over 14,000 the University is now the largest centre of higher education in Kent for the public services - notably teacher training, policing, health and social care.

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The Augustine Art Centre, Rhodaus Town
Phone: Katrina Maclean on this number: 01227 784385

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Sample Student Art Work (4)

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Location and Getting there

For Undergraduate Courses: Contemporary Fine Art Practices (Canterbury)and Visual Art and Professional Practice (Folkestone)
For Postgraduate Courses - MA Fine Art (Canterbury)

Canterbury Christ Church University The Augustine Art Centre
Rhodaus Town
Kent CT1 2RJ

For Main Campus from London direction (M2/A2): Leave A2 at first Canterbury exit. Go straight on at the roundabout along the dual carriageway. At the next roundabout follow the ring-road around to the right.

Go straight on to the ring road anti-clockwise, keeping to the outside lane, prepare to turn right immediately before the second light-controlled pedestrian crossing into Lady Wootton's Green.

Turn left at the mini-roundabout, right at the T-junction with Havelock Street and right again at the next T-junction into North Holmes Road. The campus is now on your right. The main entrance to the College is via Gate 4. (See Campus Plan).

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Note: Car parking on the campus is by prior arrangement only. Time-limited parking places are available in North Holmes Road. Nearby public car parks include one off the r...  [ Read All ]

Department and information about the department

The Department of Art at Canterbury Christ Church University offers undergraduate courses in 2D Fine Art (Canterbury and Folkestone) as well as a postgraduate MA course in Fine Arts/Ceramics to suit a wide range of students.

The undergraduate courses 'Contemporary Fine Art Practices'(Canterbury) and 'Visual Art and Professional Practice' (Folkestone)are presently recruiting for Session 07/08. Subject to Validation (now in progress) they will commence in October 2007.

The postgraduate programme MA Fine Art/Ceramics is presently recruiting for the Session 07/08.


Academic Staff and Description

The Department of Art consists of a wide range of skilled staff who are here to guide you through towards your artistic goals.

With a large combined knowledge of art, our artistic staff will provide everything you need to know and learn.

Academic Staff Art Work (4)

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News and Events

Professional artist to share expertise with visitors at city centre Gallery
15 February 2007

Visitors to the Sidney Cooper Gallery on Saturday 3rd March will have the opportunity to learn from and create art with a professional artist as part of the ‘Botticelli’s Babes’ exhibition.

Professional artist and member of Ashford Visual Artists (AVA), Vikky Furse, will be in Canterbury Christ Church University’s Sidney Cooper Gallery, St Peter’s Street, Canterbury, from 11.30am to 1.30pm. She will present a slide show of her work, demonstrate a pastel portrait and provide the opportunity for visitors to experiment in pastel portraits.

The event marks the beginning of the AVA exhibition ‘Botticelli’s Babes’ that will be displayed at the Gallery from Saturday 3rd March to Saturday 17th March. Using a wide variety of media, the exhibition transcribes Italian artist Sandro Botticelli’s ‘Primavera’ (1948).

The AVA is an artist-led association of professional artists whose previous exhibitions have been shown throughout Kent and Europe. The work in the exhibition at the Sidney Cooper Gallery is by ten AVA membe...  [ Read All ]

Information For  Undergraduates

Within the Department of Art here at Canterbury Christ Church University, we offer a wide variety of Undergraduate Bachelor of Art courses to study.

To discover more about what we have to offer, please select a link below to select and view one of our course profiles:

Contemporary Fine Art Practices:

Contemporary Fine Art PracticesLocation: Canterbury Campus
Contemporary Fine Art Practices is available as:

Single Honours
Joint/Combined Honours with another subject e.g. English, Media, Radio Film

What the course is about
Broadly, all undergraduate programmes are structured as three successive levels of learning. Students progress steadily from a tutor-led initial period toward ever-increasing levels of independent study and self-directed work.

Content and Structure
What is studied each year
Sinlge Honours

LEVEL ONE - In their first year students attend taught studio sessions from a broad curriculum that balances theory and practice. There is an emphasis on drawing as an important medium for thought, ideas, research and communication.
Contemporary Art History I
Contextual Studies I ...  [ Read All ]

Information For  Postgraduates

Postgraduate Courses MA in Fine Arts/Ceramics Location: Canterbury Campus
The College offers one year full-time, or two years part-time practical programmes for graduate students seeking to develop professional status in Fine Art or Ceramics.

Parts of the MAs relate to matters of business and creative survival which include commercial outlets and galleries, professional practices (e.g., in portfolio presentation), relationships with dealers, and legal issues such as copyright and accountancy.

It must, however, be stressed that this is not a business studies programme, and, while they find such matters important, the greatest business asset of professional artists is the quality of their creative work.

Programme Aims and Structure
The MA courses offer specialisms within Fine Art, under the headings of painting, sculpture and printmaking. Specialism in ceramics is shown separately in the title of the MA since it may include a design component, according to student preference, but the course structure is the same.

Full-time programme members meet formally for an average of about eleven hours a week or hal...  [ Read All ]

Information For  International Students

Canterbury Christ Church University is a welcoming and dynamic university that currently has over 14,000 students enrolled on its programmes. The International community is drawn from over 60 countries. As well as having international students participating on a wide variety of degree programmes across the four faculties of Health, Business and Science, Humanities and Education, the University also hosts international students on English language preparation courses, Erasmus exchange programmes and USA Study Abroad programmes.

Canterbury Christ Church University is positioned very close to mainland Europe, offering easy access by train to Paris, Brussels and London. The University is actively developing links with Higher Education Institutions in Northern France and has already developed academic links with higher Education institutions in Mexico, Japan, China and India as well as a number of other countries.

The International Office
The International Office provides support to overseas students throughout their stay. The Office organizes an induction programme and acts as a focus for students whilst they are at the Universit...  [ Read All ]


If you have studied at Christ Church you automatically become one of our alumni, joining a social and professional network of over 40,000 graduates.

Benefits include:
The Link, is the University's free alumni magazine which is mailed to everyone on the alumni database who wishes to receive it.


Our Alumni are entitled to discounts when using University facilities. Discounted rates are available for membership to the St Georges's Fitness Centre in Canterbury and the University Library.

New range of gifts and memorabilia

Canterbury Christ Church University has launched a new range of gifts and memorabilia the Exclusive range carries our new university logo and the Premium range carries the traditional crest. To view our full range please visit

Keep in touch with old friends

We will be pleased to help you re-establish contact with lost friends, contact Louise Ball-Gray on 01227 782266 or email by using our contact form.


We are here to help you organise your own reunion at the University for a group of former students. Please get in touch to discuss what you have i...  [ Read All ]

Student Facilities

Art Resources:

St. George's Fitness Centre
The St. George's Fitness Centre is one of the most well equipped gyms in the centre of the city. No other fitness facility in central Canterbury can boast a comprehensive free weights training room, spacious gym area, a large multi-purpose exercise studio. In addition, our Treatment Room provides a range of therapies to complement any physical activity and to relieve daily stresses.

Where is it ?
The Fitness Centre is located in the St. George's parade of shops on the New Dover Road (Canterbury), adjacent to the entrance to the ALDI supermarket and only 5 minutes walk from the University's North Holmes Road Campus and from Augustine House.

FREE parking in the Aldi car park is available for Fitness Centre users. Click here for a map showing how to find us.

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We can help you find the experience you need to succeed in your chosen profession. Hone key transferable skills that will impress future employers. You ...  [ Read All ]

Student Support  

Student Life

We are proud of our newly granted university title – and equally proud of our long established reputation within higher education for academic excellence combined with a friendly and welcoming atmosphere and community spirit.

Studying at Christ Church means studying in a safe and friendly environment whether you choose to study at our main Canterbury campus, just a few minutes walk from the World Heritage city centre of Canterbury, or at our new purpose built campuses at Broadstairs and Chatham.

Travelling to and from our campuses is easy with direct rail and coach links to London. Access to the Continent could not be easier, too – with the ferry port of Dover and the Channel tunnel rail link at Ashford International close by.

If vocational study is what you are looking for, Canterbury Christ Church is the largest centre of higher education in Kent for the public services – notably teacher training, policing, health and social care.

The breadth of study opportunities we offer means there is almost certainly something to suit your needs among well over a thousand academic and professional study programmes in our si...  [ Read All ]


We'll certainly do our best to help you find the right place and to settle in quickly so you can make the most of your studies and your life as a student.

The links on the right and left hand side will help answer any queries you have, but if you are unable to find answers you need, please e-mail the Accommodation Office on:


How To Apply

The Department of Admissions is a central office within the University. Admissions is concerned with the recruitment of students for the University. It deals with the whole process, from initial enquiries until the day of enrolment.

Admissions is responsible for the receipt of application forms, arranging interviews, offering places, and all related communication. Admissions staff also represent the University at recruitment fairs and arrange advertising for a range of courses.

The Admissions Department works to consistently achieve the student recruitment targets set by the University's Senior Management Team.

The Department aims to deliver a quality service to enquirers, applicants, enrolled students, their friends and advisers. Within the institution our commitment is to work collaboratively with colleagues both in academic and support departments.

For more information,
please contact
01227 782900

Visit us (open days)

Open Days at the Canterbury Campus:

The University organises a number of Open Days for undergraduates throughout the year. Our next event at Canterbury will be on Saturday 30th June 2007 from 10:00am to 2:00pm.

University Centre Folkestone's first Open Day:

24 February 2007

Local people are invited to attend University Centre Folkestone’s first ever Open Day on Saturday 24th February to find out more about the new courses and facilities that will be available.

These are for all PGCE subjects except 'general' Primary, though Primary Modern Foreign Languages will be represented. The Open Afternoons are run at our Canterbury Campus and start at 4.30pm (prompt) on the following dates:

Thursday 15th March 2007
Thursday 14th June 2007
You will have the opportunity to find out about the PGCE programme and talk to subject tutors.


Request a prospectus (Number, e-mail or follow link)


Contemporary Fine Art Practices:

Visual Art and Professional Practice:


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