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The Ruskin School of Art at University of Oxford

The Ruskin School of Art is a top-ranked, intimate art school at the heart of the University of Oxford devoted to cutting-edge artistic production and rigorous thought. Founded in 1871 by artist and critic John Ruskin (1819–1900), it currently offers BFA and DPhil degree courses and launches an MFA course inOctober 2015. It boasts a rich learning history, counting many award winners among its past and present students and faculty. The School is characterized by its focus on the intertwining of practice and theory and emphasizes experimental histories of art and their potential to transform knowledge, forms and situations. Presently, it offers a particularly strong setting for work and study in moving image. At the Ruskin School you will benefit from the extraordinary resources of knowledge across the University including the famous Bodleian Library, the Ashmolean, Pitt Rivers and Natural History Museums and Modern Art Oxford. Alumni of Ruskin's graduate programmes go on to work in fine art as practising artists, teachers and art writers, or as curators in public and private galleries and for arts councils and organisations. Many also pursue careers in academia, architecture and the film industry.