Andrea Philips - BA Fine Art

Andrea Philips is a second year BA Fine Art student at Chelsea College of Arts.

What year are you in and where are you from?

I'm in my second year and I'm here as a Norwegian international student. My mum's from Norway and my dad's from the Philippines, so I feel like I'm from both.

Why did you choose to study BA Fine Art at Chelsea? 

Because it was an open degree, meaning you are not bound to any one medium, and I liked the emphasis on theory.

What are you working on at the moment?

A drawing installation and an animation.

What's been the highlight of your course so far?

There is no one highlight, more of a general vibe and experience. But getting over the fear of what other people might think about me and my work has been a personal highlight.

Describe your course in five words.

Diverse, intellectual, practical, intimate, like-minded people.

Any advice for the next generation of Chelsea students?

You will constantly be moving between theory and your studio practice. It can be hard finding your feet within these two different worlds, but being able to speak both languages gives you the ability to contextualise your ideas and work.