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Fine Art Painting And Drawing BA (Hons)

This programme provides you with the opportunity to explore the disciplines of painting and drawing in great depth, developing awareness of both historical precedent and contemporary developments. It is delivered through studio practice, specialist workshops, professional studies and a stimulating programme of lectures and seminars with access to specialist media, a supportive course team and high-profile visiting artists. Your ideas are developed in an environment that provides specialist media support, close interaction with the course team, visiting artists and other students. Our students will graduate with a unique balance of critical, practical and creative skills and abilities. 

You will have opportunities to visit exhibitions both nationally and internationally. 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 is 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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Students go on to work or further study within six months following the course*
*KIS 2016
Student satisfaction with teaching**
**National Student Survey 2016
W120 (W121 with Foundation Framework)
BA/Paint or BA/FAPFY with Foundation Framework
St George's Avenue
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.
  • Applicants are expected to have studied an 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.
  • GCSE English and Mathematics or equivalent at grade C or above.
  • Students with a relevant HND or foundation degree with a suitable profile of achievement may be admitted onto year two or three.
  • Applicants are interviewed and are requested to provide a portfolio of their own work in art and design. International students may submit their portfolio electronically.
  • We welcome international applicants and encourage applications from those with a range of non-traditional educational or professional qualifications.

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

Foundation Study Framework entry requirements: Admission to this 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 instead, 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.