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Fine Art BA (Hons)

The programme explores contemporary approaches to fine art across a range of disciplines in a stimulating and intellectually challenging atmosphere, supported by visiting artists and talks from art professionals, research-active artist teaching staff and links to local galleries. You will develop an awareness of historical and contemporary practice, cultural and social contexts and be actively engaged with professional practice through live projects, competitions and exhibitions. The course has frequent international trips, which have included destinations such as France, Italy, Spain, India and the USA.

Career opportunities
Postgraduate study, independent creative practice and art-related employment are available to graduates. Employment opportunities include arts organisation, gallery management, exhibition curating, photography, journalism, teaching, art therapy, theatre, film and television; or related work where creative thinking is valued.

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BA/FA or BA/FAFY with Foundation Framework
Waterside Campus
Three years full-time, part-time study possible over five years. Four years full-time with Foundation Framework.
  • Standard entry requirements apply. A typical offer is BTEC qualifications of DMM, A level grades of BCC or 112 UCAS points.
  • GCSE English and Mathematics or equivalent at grade C or above.
  • Art or art-related subject in an A level or BTEC level 3 Diploma, or equivalent qualification, or a Foundation Diploma in Art and Design.
  • We welcome international applicants and encourage applications from those with a range of non-traditional educational or professional qualifications.
  • Applicants are interviewed and are expected to provide a portfolio of their own work in art and design. International students may submit their portfolio electronically.
  • Students with a relevant HND or foundation degree with a suitable profile of achievement may be admitted onto year two or three.

For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our English language requirements page IELTS.

Foundation Study Framework entry requirements: Admission to the foundation programme is normally DEE at A-Level, MPP at BTEC or 64 UCAS points. However, we would also like to hear from you if you have professional or industry experience, a range of other qualifications or self-developed subject knowledge that relates to the programme you wish to study.

If you are considering a change in career or if you are returning to education after time away, then we suggest you contact Admissions to book an advisory interview with the course leader so we can explore how best to support your study ambitions.