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Fine Art with Integrated Foundation BA (Hons)

University of Reading

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    OCT-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

**Explore new and emerging art as well as historical and contemporary forms with our BA Fine Art with Integrated Foundation.**Through this four-year degree, you’ll develop as an artist as you experiment with a range of subjects and media.Your first, foundation year will provide an introduction to studying fine art, as well as university life. For example, you will: - learn the processes and expectations of studio practice through projects, workshop training, talks and group work- gain an introduction to art history- develop your core skills, including researching, academic study, and writing- have access to specialist support and guidance- become fully integrated into life at the University of Reading. As your studies progress, you’ll explore art in its historical, theoretical, social and cultural contexts, and develop your guided independent studio practice through:- one-to-one tutorials, group seminars, lectures and visiting artist talks- exhibition opportunities- workshops- visits to museums and art galleries.**Facilities for BA Fine Art with Integrated Foundation**The Department of Art at the University of Reading has an extensive range of facilities and studios open to you 24 hours a day, seven days a week.- In our studio workshops you can focus on construction, printing and casting.- Explore photography in our darkrooms. - We also have digital workshops with facilities for film and video editing, imaging, sound, virtual reality and web building tools, and a dedicated audio-visual recording room. **Professional Placement**You’ll be encouraged to take advantage of placement opportunities that can develop your professional skills and prepare you for a range of careers.Previous art students at Reading have:- taken part in exhibitions and public art commissions- delivered workshops at the Tate Modern - worked with different artists and designers through organisations such as Studio Voltaire and the Frieze Art Fair.**Study Abroad**Study art abroad through our links to other universities in countries such as the USA, Canada, Australia, South Korea, Hungary, the Czech Rebublic, France and Switzerland. Depending on your course, you could spend two weeks, a term, or an academic year abroad. This can be part of a standard three-year degree, an extended four-year degree, or a shorter length of time such as a summer school.We’ll help you decide where to go and for how long, guide you through the application process, and support you when you’re abroad.To find out more about the benefits of studying abroad, and discover where you could go, visit the Study Abroad website.Past students have participated in week-long international study trips to Madrid and Berlin, while others have participated in an exchange partnership scheme, organising exhibitions with universities in China and Japan.**Careers**Our courses will equip you with the knowledge, intellectual ability and practice-led skills you need to make an imaginative and effective contribution to the art world – or the wider creative industries. Overall, 93% of our graduates are in work or further study within six months of graduating, (Destination of Leavers from Higher Education survey, 2016/17).As well as producing world-famous artists, Turner prize nominees, and representatives for Britain at the Venice Biennale (Cornelia Parker, Mike Nelson, Bob and Roberta Smith), at Reading School of Art we equip students to be highly employable in a wide range of fields. Recent employers include Manolo Blahnik, the London Metropolitan Police, the Victoria & Albert Museum, the BBC and University College London.

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 17,320per year

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

University information

University of Reading

  • University League Table

    39th

  • Campus address

    University of Reading, Whiteknights House, PO Box 217, Reading, Wokingham, RG6 6AH, England

The University of Reading is an international community with more than 21,000 students from around 165 countries.
Reading is just 22 minutes from London Paddington by train, and 45 minutes from Heathrow Airport by coach. Windsor and Oxford are also close by.
Reading supports undergraduate, master’s and doctoral students to maintain, improve and develop their academic English.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    37th out of 86 6

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    135 60%

    34th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    66 66%

    30th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.55 71%

    83rd

    7

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