Tim is among hundreds of UAL students realising their creative potential thanks to funding.
Before commencing his MFA Fine Art, Tim Alexander was a registered nurse working in A&E. Determined to be a professional artist, Tim applied for a UAL Vice-Chancellor’s Postgraduate Scholarship, which offers a 50% tuition fee waiver. “If I hadn’t received the scholarship I wouldn’t have applied to my masters course as I didn’t have the funds. It has made the course affordable, particularly as a mature postgraduate student where there’s limited access to funding.”
For Tim the scholarship has meant he can pursue his creative ambitions whilst working as a nurse part-time. “This time two years ago I would never have considered applying for a postgraduate course. But now I have and I’ve proved to myself I can do it. It has made me more confident and positive about the future.”
Tim enjoys the friendly atmosphere of Wimbledon College of Arts along with the facilities. “The tutors and technicians for my course are fantastic. They are helpful and a great source of information. I also have great classmates who have a variety of experiences and backgrounds.”
One of Tim’s recent projects is a 300kg toy block set made of concrete called After Dandanah. “It was inspired by the architect Bruno Taut’s, Dandanah the Fairy Palace. I use play as a means of developing sculptural form, representative of the societal restructuring dreamt of by the modernist movement. It challenges the assumptions that have become embedded in our collective psyche on the domestic architecture of the period.”