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London Metropolitan University

Painting (including foundation year)

UCAS Code: W124

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

Entry requirements


GCSE/National 4/National 5

You will need to attend an interview with your portfolio of creative work. If you live outside of the UK, you will be required to submit a small portfolio of work via email.

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About this course


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Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2020

Other options

8.0 years | Part-time | 2020

Subject

Painting

**Why study this course?**

Our Painting (including foundation year) BA (Hons) will allow you to explore your potential in different creative practices and establish an individual direction. During the foundation year we’ll guide you to build a portfolio of work that will enable you to progress to the subsequent years of your degree.

The foundation year is also a gateway into an undergraduate degree if you don’t meet the necessary requirements for the three-year course. Following the preparatory foundation year, you’ll join students on the three-year degree and graduate with the same award and title as them.

**More about this course**

The foundation year on this bachelor’s degree in painting will allow you to explore the characteristics of different art disciplines and produce a substantial portfolio of high-quality work, to help you to progress to the subsequent three years of the programme. As such, the foundation year is also preparatory, as it will allow you to build a portfolio of skills and techniques that will be necessary to study at undergraduate level.

You’ll share the foundation year with others studying a degree with a foundation year at The Cass. This will be the perfect opportunity to meet a diverse range of students interested in different art disciplines. Alongside these students you’ll learn about a range of techniques and formats used across the art and design field. Creative projects in studios will be balanced with lectures and seminars in critical and contextual studies, which will frame creative practices in historical, cultural and conceptual discourse.

Following this preparatory year you’ll join students on the Painting BA (Hons) course and study the same content as them. During these subsequent three years of your studies you’ll engage in practical workshops in abstract and figurative painting. The programme will introduce you to a range of mediums and traditions, as well as to the history and theory of painting, providing a platform for you to become a skilled painter who is aware of contemporary and historical contexts.

If you’d like to change your specialism following the foundation year, there will be flexibility to allow you to do this.

Modules

Year 0 modules include:

Critical and Contextual Studies: Foundation
Formats
Project
Techniques

Year 1 modules include:

Critical and Contextual Studies 1 (Art)
Project Work 1
Techniques: Fine Art
Visual Intelligence

Year 2 modules include:

Critical and Contextual Studies 2 (Art)
Methods and Enquiry 1
Professional Practice 1: Fine Art
Project Work 2

Year 3 modules include:

Critical and Contextual Studies 3: Dissertation (Art)
Major Project
Methods and Enquiry 2
Professional Practice 2: Painting

Assessment methods

There will be no examinations and you’ll be assessed via a portfolio of practical, written and illustrated work.

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£14,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Aldgate

Department:

The Sir John Cass School of Art, Architecture and Design

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.

88%
high
Painting

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.

Art

Teaching and learning

85%
Staff make the subject interesting
90%
Staff are good at explaining things
95%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
95%
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

80%
Library resources
85%
IT resources
90%
Course specific equipment and facilities
70%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

91%
UK students
9%
International students
30%
Male students
70%
Female students
76%
2:1 or above
22%
Drop out rate

After graduation


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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.

£20,000
high
Average annual salary
100%
high
Employed or in further education
95%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

What about your long term prospects?

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

Painting

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

£19k

£19k

£20k

£20k

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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