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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site - Aberdeen

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

This course offers a challenging opportunity to study both the technical and contextual aspects of traditional and contemporary painting. Through a mixed sequence of objective and subjective projects, which explore the grammar and forms of painting, the course develops an informed context to extemporise and develop a personal expression, as well as a fuller understanding of the subject. The course also delivers a taught drawing programme, from years one through to three, which is an integral component of the Painting course.You will be learning in an environment that encourages personal expression and interpretation as well as collaborative activity. As a result, you will be able to study and develop your full creative potential, both critically and practically, in the context of the contemporary visual art world. Our Painting graduates have been highly successful in achieving a diverse range of national awards, from a BAFTA (for a music video) to the established Florence Scholarships. Many have also studied at prestigious postgraduate schools, including the Slade and the Royal College of Art.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 15,000per year

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University information

Robert Gordon University

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  • Campus address

    Robert Gordon University, Garthdee House, Garthdee Road, Aberdeen, Aberdeen, City Of, AB10 7QB, Scotland

RGU is proud that, across its 16,000 students, 144 nationalities were represented in the university's student population in 2019/20.
The student recruitment team travel throughout the world to meet with prospective students, as well as having agents based in most countries.
RGU also provide opportunities for international students to get in touch online, with regular web chats making it easy to connect from their own homes.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    18th out of 86 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    159 71%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    65 65%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.30 86%



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