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Art and Design scholarships

We'll encourage you to apply for a range of funded schemes which are exclusive to Art and Design students, including internships and development opportunities. Find out more about our scholarships and hear from students who have received them.

Kyrone James, Animation and Games Art student

Robson Art and Design Scholarship

This £1,000 cash scholarship is for full-time, home students studying Art and Design courses.

Animation and Games Art student Kyrone James used the funding to build a computer and purchase software to draw digital illustrations. Using new techniques within the software, Kyrone was able to develop his digital art style and learn new techniques. He says, "I believe in my future as I now have a fully built computer which I can use to complete commissions and work on animations using the software. I’m still working towards my goal of becoming an animator and can continue to add to my skills.”

Learn more about Kyrone and his work and find out more about the Robson Art and Design Scholarship.

Katie Stewart, Fine Art student

The Robson Art and Design Masters Award

This £1,000 cash scholarship supports students studying MA Design or MA Visual Practice.

MA Fine Art student Katie Stewart received the award at the beginning of her studies. She says, “The award has allowed me to improve my practice hugely, through purchasing specialised and expensive adhesive, as well as buying my own professional camera. These are both very beneficial towards important aspects of my studies, as a lot of my work entails collage. Owning a camera that can produce high-definition images will also be incredibly useful for my professional practice once I graduate. I was also able to purchase a travel ticket for Tyne and Wear, saving on the cost of commuting on public transport.”

Learn more about Katie and her work and find out more about the Robson Art and Design Masters Award.

Hassina Khan, Glass and Ceramics student

The Mike Davies Innovation Scholarship

There are two £1,000 scholarships available each academic year to full-time or part-time students studying BA (Hons) Artist Designer Maker: Glass and Ceramics (stage 2 and 3), MA Visual Practice (Glass and Ceramics pathways), MA Glass and Ceramics and PhD Glass and Ceramics. Students can use this funding to undertake a project or opportunity that will lead to innovative creative uses of glass or ceramics materials for creative use.

The scholarship was awarded to MA Glass and Ceramics student Hassina Khan to enable her to learn Nastaliq script, the written form of Urdu. She used the funding to buy materials and tools to do this, as well as take an inspirational trip to London. 

Learn more about Hassina and her work and find out more about the Mike Davies Innovation Scholarship.

Marco Goncalves, Glass and Ceramics student

The Mike Davies Scholars Fund

Mike Davies Scholars receive a financial support package of up to £1,000 per year and bespoke 1-1 mentoring opportunities with Mike Davies, CBE. There are five £1,000 scholarships available to students studying BA (Hons) Artist Designer Maker: Glass and Ceramics; BA (Hons) Fine Art; BA (Hons) Photography, Video and Digital Imaging; BA (Hons) Animation and Games Art; BA (Hons) Fashion Design and Promotion; BA (Hons) Graphic Design; and BA (Hons) Illustration and Design.

BA (Hons) Artist Designer Maker: Glass and Ceramics student, Marco Goncalves received the award in his first year. He says, “Mike is an inspirational example of how hard work and talent can lead to a hugely successful career. His mentorship could open my horizons and take me to the next step of fulfilling my dream of being a successful artist.”

Learn more about Marco and his work and find out more about the Mike Davies Scholars fund.


Architect, Mike Davies facing the camera and smiling towards something off camera

Art and Design 'Global Challenges' Scholarship

Eminent architect, Mike Davies CBE, has helped to devise the 'Global Challenges' scholarship which will support students in undertaking a project or opportunity to develop creative practice for the potential benefit of others, whilst tackling current global challenges.

There are five annual scholarships of up to £1,000 available to full-time or part-time students studying one of the following:

  • BA (Hons) Artist Designer Maker: Glass and Ceramics (stage 2 and 3)
  • BA (Hons) Fine Art (stage 2 and 3)
  • BA (Hons) Photography, Video and Digital Imaging (stage 2 and 3)
  • BA (Hons) Graphic Design (stage 2 and 3)
  • BA (Hons) Illustration and Design (stage 2 and 3)
  • BA (Hons) Animation and Games Art (stage 2 and 3)
  • BA (Hons) Fashion Design and Promotion (stage 2 and 3)
  • MA Design
  • MA Visual Practice
  • PhDs in the School of Art and Design

Find out more about the Art and Design 'Global Challenges' Scholarship.