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Fine Art (with integrated foundation year) BA (Hons)

University of Cumbria

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Carlisle - Brampton Road

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

If you are looking for a foundation course that will enable you to unearth your artistic voice and unleash your creative flair in your own dedicated studio space, then this is the one for you. Your introductory year will give you the skills and knowledge needed to appreciate the full Fine Arts programme to go on to complete your degree and secure a future in the fine arts or creative industry.Study a range of art disciplines and get ready for a real-world role in the arts. Our interdisciplinary, studio-based Fine Art course will enable you to develop your ideas into an exciting and fulfilling creative practice, while you become an ambitious and confident maker. You will acquire and hone your skills across all the Fine Art disciplines of painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography (both wet and dry) and digital media.We provide you with impressive, bespoke studios and easy access to state of the art resources so you can create your very own adaptable and readily available space for your ambitious work. You will develop an awareness of contemporary fine art practices and hone your ability to make, critique and discuss your work and that of others.Our close-knit and supportive community will inspire your creativity and shape your individual practice. In your foundation year you will work across a range of disciplines and approaches to making, in a small and highly supportive studio environment. **Why Choose University of Cumbria**You’ll acquire and hone your skills across all the Fine Art disciplines of painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography (both wet and dry) and digital media.Forget having to book our own art space – we have a larger than average studio, so you can create your very own adaptable and readily available space for your ambitious work, accessible to you throughout your degree.You’ll be within 20 minutes of Scotland in one direction and the stunning Lake District National Park – now a UNESCO World Heritage site - in the other. Add to that close to the spectacular North West coastline and you’ll never be stuck for something to do outside of your studies.- Automatically progress to BA (Hons) Fine Art course- 75% of your studies will be in practical, hands-on sessions- Easy access to fabrication facilities in metal, wood, ceramic, as well as print studios, dark rooms and audio/visual labs.- All tutors are practising artists – many are world-renowned- Opportunity to create an ambitious portfolio of work to impress future employers- Develop entrepreneurial skills – including self-employment and marketing- Small class sizes, so we get to know you as an individual and help you to flourish- Encouraged to exhibit locally and nationally thanks to our industry links- Run your own space in Carlisle, visit galleries of note nationally and internationally- You get every chance to master a full range of art disciplines to develop your own unique style- **Year 1** In Year One, you will focus on the development of your skills across all Fine Art disciplines with practical work playing an important role in informing art theory, as well as critical and historic perspectives.- **Year 2** Year Two will see you developing these skills, as well as addressing professional fine art practice and current issues. Plus, you will curate and organise a public exhibition of your work, gaining essential professional experience.- **Year 3** Year Three centres around a curated degree show, where you put your artistic and professional practice skills to the test.**Your Career with a Fine Art Degree**Former students have stepped into roles in national and international museums and galleries, in the private sector and creative industries or are self-employed artists after graduating with us. Many of our graduates move into postgraduate education.So,

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 7,500per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

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University of Cumbria

  • University League Table

    117th

  • Campus address

    University of Cumbria, Registered Office, Fusehill Street, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA1 2HH, England

Distinct and pioneering, the University of Cumbria’s heritage dates from 1820. Its campuses include two in a World Heritage Site, the idyllic Lake District.
An international scholarship scheme offers a range of awards to all eligible students. The university also offers a £1,000 early payment discount.
For the 2021/22 transition year, all eligible EU, EEA or Swiss students will receive a Fee Discount Scholarship to bring fees in line with UK/home fees.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    67th out of 86 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    128 57%

    48th

    10
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    51 51%

    80th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.18 84%

    20th

    25

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