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Liverpool John Moores University

Fine Art with Foundation Year

UCAS Code: A004

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

Entry requirements


A level

D,D,D

Minimum number of A Levels required: 2 Is general studies acceptable? Yes Are AS level awards acceptable? Acceptable only when combined with other qualifications Average A Level offer: DDD Maximum AS Level points accepted: 20

Access to HE Diploma

M:24,P:21

Access to Higher Education Diploma acceptability: Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications Further information: Minimum of 24 Merits and 21 Passes or any other combination equivalent to 72 UCAS Tariff points

UCAS Tariff points from IB Composite parts, or in combination with other Level 3 qualifications

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MMP

Extended diploma (QCF): Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications Extended diploma subjects / grades required: MMP required if no other Level 3 qualification taken

What are we looking for? An enthusiasm for Art & Design based subjects Capable of discussing Art & Design issues and influences Visual awareness and communication The ability to analyse and reflectively criticise Assessment of suitability to the course will be undertaken by review of a portfolio of work and interview. Applications are welcomed from mature and non-standard applicants, who will be considered on an individual basis. International applicants will be considered in line with normal entry criteria.

You may also need to…

Attend an interview

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time including foundation year | 2021

Subject

Fine art

The BA (Hons) Fine Art at Liverpool John Moores University is unique in its focus on public exhibiting of artwork, and opportunities to work with local, national and international arts professionals, agencies and galleries.

- Taught by nationally and internationally-renowned artists who work with sculpture, painting, installation, video, performance, printmaking, site-specific practice, and art theory

- Opportunities to take part in national and international study trips

- Specialist workshops provide expert training and guidance in digital audio and video production, sculpture and 3D construction, digital studio photography and film, printmaking, 3D printing, textile work, and painting

- Teaching in the RIBA award-winning, purpose-built John Lennon Art and Design Building

Modules

Please see guidance on core and option modules for further information on what you will study.

?Level 3

Preparing for Success: Academic Skills
Investigating Liverpool
Encountering Art History
Drawing and Culture
Exploring Materials, Process and Practice
Studio Practice Project

Level 4

Building a Vocabulary
Form and Purpose in Fine Art Practice
Introduction to Criticality

Level 5

Practice and Experimentation
Practice and Presentation
Criticality

Level 6

Advanced Practice and Experimentation
Advanced Practice and Publication
Critical Research and Publication

Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal Academic Framework review, so may be subject to change. Students will be required to undertake modules that the University designates as core and will have a choice of designated option modules. Additionally, option modules may be offered subject to meeting minimum student numbers.

Please see the programme specification document for further details on this course.

Assessment methods

You will be assessed via a range of different methods.

?The primary methods of assessment are a presentation of your work to fellow students and staff or submission/installation of a portfolio of practical projects with supporting research and development work.

The way you do this depends on the kind of work you do, but we always ensure that the process is friendly and supportive and that portfolio submissions are done in the studio. Other forms of assessment include written essays, reviews, proposals, reports, a personal development planning folder and a CV and/or blog.

?Your tutors will schedule individual tutorials to help you prepare for assessments, but they will also be continually on hand to help you evaluate your work and assess your progress. Verbal feedback is given during review and critique activities and at the end of individual tutorials.

You will also receive written feedback with an indication of your marks for reviews and presentations within three weeks of submitting work, although this may take longer if the marks go through an external moderation and approval process.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£11,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Liverpool John Moores University

Department:

Faculty of Arts, Professional and Social Studies

TEF rating:
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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

78%
med
Fine art

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Fine art

Teaching and learning

79%
Staff make the subject interesting
87%
Staff are good at explaining things
82%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
77%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

85%
Library resources
92%
IT resources
85%
Course specific equipment and facilities
51%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

99%
UK students
1%
International students
19%
Male students
81%
Female students
84%
2:1 or above
8%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
B
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Fine art

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£17,400
high
Average annual salary
93%
med
Employed or in further education
57%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

19%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
12%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
12%
Other elementary services occupations

Quite a few students of fine art have already retired and are taking the degree for the excellent reason that they love art, and they're willing to pay to study it. You should bear this in mind if the stats you see feature particularly low employment rates. If you need to earn a living once you've finished your fine art degree, be aware that freelancing and self-employment is common - about one in six fine arts graduates were working for themselves. Also common are what is termed 'portfolio careers' — having several part-time jobs or commissions at once - and many courses actually help you prepare for freelancing. One in ten of last year’s fine arts graduates had more than one job six months after graduation — over twice the average for graduates from 2015. Graduates from these subjects are often found in arts jobs, as artists, designers, photographers and similar jobs, or as arts and entertainment officers or teachers — although it's perfectly possible to get jobs outside the arts if you wish, with jobs in events management, marketing and community work amongst the most popular options.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Fine art

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£14k

£14k

£18k

£18k

£19k

£19k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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