This distinctive degree supports your individual concerns and development and enables you to navigate your way through theory and practice, various fine art media, and thematic strands within the study of art history and visual cultures. You will gain the expertise that will help you develop independent thought and confidence in your practice, as well as transferable skills suitable for employment in the creative industries.
This programme allows you to integrate both fine art practice and the study of history of art in the context of contemporary visual culture. Throughout the programme, you will be required to participate actively in seminars, discussing your own work and that of other students. This programme is taught through intensive studio and research art practice, tutorials and mixed-year studio practice presentations. You will also attend weekly art history lectures and seminars.
This course aims to equip you with the necessary skills to develop independent thought and confidence in your practice. These skills will also be of use in other career paths you may wish to follow. You will develop the following transferable skills: critical and analytical skills; creative and practical skills; ability to express ideas clearly; IT skills. We provide you with a series of opportunities for specialist advice and further information to complement your studies and prepare you for professional life after graduation. Our students actively seek opportunities to exhibit their work beyond Goldsmiths through external networks while they are here.
- A level
- Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)
Grades / Points
Successful completion of three A-levels, or an equivalent qualification.PLUS successful completion of an Art and Design Foundation diploma and portfolio of work.OR Successful completion of a Foundation diploma, BTEC Extended Diploma in Art and Design (completed by the end of the academic year preceding entry).Please note, students applying directly from A-Levels who have not completed an Art and Design Foundation or BTEC Extended Diploma in Art and Design will not be eligible for this programme.After submitting your application you'll be asked to upload a portfolio and essay online. If selected for interview, you'll be asked to bring along a portfolio of recent work and an essay. Mature students without formal qualifications who have relevant experience are also welcomed.
About this University
Goldsmiths, University of London has an academic legacy stretching back to 1891, providing a rich heritage in the arts and creative disciplines, and subjects from the humanities and social sciences to computing. With an established history of seeing the world differently, students at Goldsmiths are encouraged to challenge preconceptions and traditional subject boundaries, and are supported in exploring new ideas.
Goldsmiths, University of London