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Fine Art with Foundation Year BA

Sheffield Hallam University

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Course options

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts - BA

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

**Course summary**- Develop your skills as an artist in state-of-the-art studios and workshops.- Work with curators to exhibit your work and become part of the creative community.- Learn about contemporary art and culture from leading experts.If you don't meet the entry requirements for our BA (Hons) courses, or you’d like extra preparation before starting degree-level study, we recommend you join the foundation year – which has been designed to encourage exploration and experimentation.This course develops artists and creative thinkers to attain practical skills while developing your critical and theoretical knowledge of fine art. In the studios, you'll explore and experiment through practice in a vibrant environment. We celebrate the breadth of possibilities contemporary art offers, supporting the development of the creative, critical and analytical skills needed for a range of professional art-related careers.**How you learn**This interdisciplinary course is based on your individual art practice in studios and workshops. Your work will be supported by the development of a theoretical and historical understanding of art. You'll also learn how to exhibit your work and develop relationships with industry professionals – preparing you for a fulfilling career in the arts. In the first ‘induction’ module you’ll learn to work confidently and creatively with a wide range of different materials. In the second ‘project’ module you’ll be taught by tutors from the BA (Hons) course supported by foundation tutors.You’ll learn through- practical workshops- lectures and seminars- group and individual tutorials- exhibitions and presentations- study trips- independent study- demonstrations- applied industry (live) projects- Blackboard online learning portal - presentations and feedback sessions- peer group activities**Applied learning****Work placements**You’ll have the opportunity to arrange a single or multiple work placement/s in between your second and third years of the full course. Placements give you real-world experience to prepare you for your future career. Previous students have worked in galleries with practising artists and in schools, while others have set up their own artist residency in Greece. You may also be able to work or study abroad – with the possibility of funding (subject to the UK’s continued participation in the Erasmus+ programme following the Brexit transition period).**Live projects**You'll have many opportunities to take part in live projects, including exhibitions and events in the public domain. In the second and third year of the full course, you’ll exhibit your work in a gallery, open to the public.**Field trips**We offer opportunities to go on study trips and visits in the UK and abroad – with free travel and accommodation for all mandatory field trips. These could include workshops, conferences or visits to practitioners’ studios, museums and special collections. You may further enhance your studies with optional field trips, though these will incur additional costs. Recently the course has visited the Venice Biennale and Berlin. These trips are valuable for the experience of seeing work first-hand and understanding the professional world of contemporary fine art.**Networking opportunities**As our academic staff actively work in the professional art world, you can benefit from their connections and networks. You'll be able to attend regular guest lectures with leading artists, curators and thinkers. We have strong links with many local venues including the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Site Gallery and artist-run studios and galleries such as Bloc Projects and S1, (some of which were set up by our graduates). These connections will help you gain experience by forging relationships and attending private views and

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 13,995per year

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Entry requirements

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UCAS Points : 80

This must include at least 32 points from at least one A level or equivalent BTEC National qualifications (to include a relevant subject, such as Art, Design and Technology, Textiles or Graphics). For example:* CDD at A Level with a grade C in a relevant subject.* MMP in BTEC Extended Diploma in a relevant subject.* A combination of qualifications which must include an A level grade C or BTEC grade M in a relevant subject and may include AS levels, EPQ and general studies.


University information

Sheffield Hallam University

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    Sheffield Hallam University, City Campus, Howard Street, Sheffield, Sheffield, S1 1WB, England

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Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    39th out of 86 3

  • Entry standards

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    124 55%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    62 62%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.35 87%



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