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Fine Art BA (Hons)

Arts University Bournemouth

Key Information

Course duration: 3 Years

Mode of study: Full time

Qualification: Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Subject Ranking

Ranked 11th for Art & Design (View subject table)

  • Entry Standards
    Entry Standards

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    169
  • Graduate Prospects
    Graduate Prospects

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    77.0 / 100.0
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    4.12 / 5.00

Applying

UCAS Course Code: W100

15 January

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Entry Requirements

Qualification Detailed advice
GCE A-level: BBB Students need to have BBB at A Level excluding General Studies
SQA Higher: C Students need to have five passes at Grade C or above
UCAS Tariff: 120

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Fees

Home students: £9,250 per year
EU students: £9,250 per year
Overseas students: £16,500 per year

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The Course

Summary

**The course considers fine art in its widest sense, this means you can test out many different approaches or choose to specialise in one.** At AUB you have full creative control. This course considers fine art in its widest sense, which means you can test out many different approaches or choose to specialise in one. Experimental workshops in painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, video, digital media and sonic arts provide you with a solid foundation in testing the physical and conceptual potential of materials that you can then develop further. **What you will learn**Our course fosters a flexible and entrepreneurial attitude by encouraging the consideration of the broader cultural environment to help you find and understand your place within it; you will leave as an independent thinker with confidence in your own practice. BA (Hons) Fine Art provides a framework in which developing artists can question existing forms and methodologies; use, adapt them and invent new strategies in order to express their individual ideas and concepts. The course is committed to promoting dialogue and practice across discipline boundaries by nurturing communities of practice within a diverse and pluralistic studio environment and by collaborating with other specialists, agencies and organisations on a local or international level. The course celebrates and engages with the important role that Fine Art plays in a world of growing political fluidity, acknowledging that the cultural arena is one of rapidly accelerating change. The course is outward-looking and believes in the permeable nature of the fine art studio. An entrepreneurial attitude is fostered within the course in order to encourage you to engage with the wider cultural environment in an ambitious, provocative and professional manner. Our philosophy is to integrate theory and practice. You will be encouraged to learn, discover and make creative decisions through making, in whatever medium is most appropriate to your ideas. Alongside the practical development of your practice, you will be asked to investigate and research artists and critical thinking which are relevant to your own work. There will be organised lectures and seminars throughout your course and these are designed to give you a good understanding of historical and contemporary contexts which shape current debates and discourse in Fine Art.Approximately 60% of your time will be contact hours, including scheduled teaching sessions, but also supervised time in the workshop or studio. 100% of assessment for this course is coursework based.**You can choose to complete your degree in one of the following named awards:**- Fine Art (Interactive Arts)- Fine Art (Urban and Public Art)- Fine Art (Drawing)- Fine Art (Curatorial Practice) **By the end of the course you will be able to...** - Challenge the boundaries of existing subject knowledge in defining your own practice. Understand the values of risk-taking, the unknown and ambiguity in the strategic development of your practice. - Resolve ideas through making. Structure creative approaches and utilise technical skills with confidence and authority towards fulfilling intentions.- Relate your practice to an understanding of the nature of fine art and its role in reflecting and shaping contemporary consciousness.- Articulate coherent ideas and arguments in visual, spoken and written forms informed by appropriate research methodologies.- Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the key developments in current and emerging practices and media in Fine Art.- Apply analytical, interpretative and creative thinking skills in observation, practical investigation and speculative enquiry.- Employ resourcefulness, entrepreneurial imagination and personal responsibility in managing your own c

Start Dates

  • 16 September 2019 at Main Site - Arts University Bournemouth

Arts University Bournemouth

University League Table Ranking: 49th

Arts University Bournemouth (AUB) is a creative specialist, offering courses in art, design, media and performance, with an emphasis on collaboration within and between courses and with industry. Its close creative community is based on a single, award-winning campus (RIBA South West Award 2017), surrounded...

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Postal Address

Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture
Arts University Bournemouth
Wallisdown
Poole
BH12 5HH
ENGLAND

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