Tania March is a figurative painter and photographer. She joined the Masters course after graduating from Worcester with a First Class BA Honours degree in Fine Art Practice. Her achievements since graduating include:
- The Windsor and Newton Prize for Best Painting 2013
- The Elmley foundation Fine Art Award 2013
- A solo exhibition: At the Still Point of the Turning World 2015 - The Cotswold Gallery, University of Worcester.
- A solo exhibition: Time Contained – March 2017 Worcester Cathedral.
She says of her course: “I enjoyed my time here as an undergraduate and found staff to be extremely friendly and helpful. I generally like the atmosphere at the University of Worcester and staff go out of their way to help. The facilities are very good. I have been able to undertake many different creative projects and learn how to use a variety of media. Technical support and teaching are brilliant.
“I appreciated the opportunity to expand my practice by experimenting with a range of media: there was a good balance of practical and written work. Every module was relevant in forming a comprehensive understanding of my practice – the creative and experimental practices, the theoretical, research and contextual understanding, and the professional aspects. I also enjoyed the opportunity to gain teaching experience by giving voluntary lectures to undergraduate students.
“What was special about the course was the multi-disciplinary approach. I was able to apply my practice of photography and painting and explore it in more depth and from a more experimental perspective. Having people on the course from different disciplines enabled interesting discussions and new perspectives. This was enhanced by the friendliness and helpfulness of staff who have a range of specialisms.
“The course has enabled me to establish my creative and personal identity. It has given me an increased confidence to make creative decisions. The opportunity to expand my practice by experimenting with a range of media has increased the scope of my practice regarding generating ideas, as well as reaffirming my strengths and true creative identity.”
Tania graduated with a Distinction, and is now a self employed figurative painter specialising in portraiture, as well as a sessional lecturer at the University. She staged a solo exhibition at Worcester Cathedral in March 2017, and following this; has been appointed 'Artist In Residence' at the cathedral for one year - beginning in January 2018.