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Amy Brannan

Amy is now a gallery assistant at the world-renowned MIMA gallery

Amy Brannan

MA Fine Art

Studying at Teesside has been one of the best learning experiences I’ve had so far and I’d definitely recommend it to anyone thinking about studying there.

Why did you choose Fine Art at Teesside?

I completed my undergraduate degree in fine art at Teesside and immediately fell in love with printmaking. My tutors were always encouraging me to try new things, which really challenged me to go beyond my comfort zone and push myself in terms of skill and ability. This gave me the confidence to enter international print exchanges and competitions.

What did you think about the facilities?

The fine art facilities at Teesside are amazing and the support I received from staff was just brilliant. I don’t think any of my projects – especially my end of year degree show – would have been as successful as they were if it wasn’t for them.

‘I loved the end of year degree show, as I was able to really show what I had learned throughout the course. I love the rush of adrenaline you get when you have to get everything hung and presented in such a small time frame, as you don’t realise how much you’re actually capable of until you’re on a deadline. It’s definitely helped me with my time management skills.

How did you relax?

I joined the gym soon after starting my master’s and started playing squash, football and badminton – some of which I still continue to play. Going to the gym helped to clear my head if I wanted to escape from a stressful day.

Why did you like most about your course?

I loved being given the freedom to direct and curate my own projects and I spent quite a lot of time in the workshop during my master’s, which opened up a world of endless possibilities in terms of how I could combine the new found skills I had acquired there with my printmaking.

Would you recommend Teesside University?

Yes. Teesside gave me the confidence to apply for my current role, which I don’t think I would have been able to do had I not studied there. It also helped me to push myself in terms of skill and ability. Studying at Teesside has been one of the best learning experiences I’ve had so far and I’d definitely recommend it to anyone thinking about studying there.