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Nottingham College

Fine Art Practice

UCAS Code: WW16

Foundation Degree in Arts - FdA

Entry requirements


A level

A*,E

An overall Pass grade at Access.

UCAS Tariff

48

Applicants meeting our minimum entry requirement will be invited to attend an interview with a portfolio or examples of your work.

You may also need to…

Attend an interview

Present a portfolio

About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Fine art

**This course embraces a full range of disciplines, allowing you to work in the materials and methods of your choice, including: drawing, painting, printmaking, illustration, photography, installation, photography, installation, intervention, performance and digital technologies. This Foundation Degree is awarded by our chief university partner: Nottingham Trent University.**

**About the course**

You will develop your creativity through projects that stimulate and challenge, while allowing the time and space to develop your work.

Alongside practical workshops and personal studio work, you will develop your own creative practices with an academic understanding of both historical and contemporary ideas and issues.

On this multidisciplinary course, we'll teach you some of the skills and knowledge required to carve out a career as a practising artist or gain employment in a variety of arts-related jobs. During the course, there will be opportunities to explore professional practice through gallery visits and contacts with artists.

You'll also take part in an exciting live external group project, gaining a real world perspective on working with clients and on exhibiting.

The course culminates in a final exhibition showcasing studio practice.

Our dedicated tutors are highly-experienced educators and practicing fine artists with national reputations for excellence in their field.

We'll encourage you to work in the materials and methods of your choice including:

- drawing

- painting

- printmaking

- illustration

- photography

- installation

- intervention

- performance

- sculpture

- ceramics

- photography

Business and entrepreneurial studies will include:

- self-promotion strategies

- presenting your work to others

- exploring how to exhibit and be shown as an artist in traditional and non-traditional art spaces

- how to organise exhibitions

- the scope for applying for potential funding/grants

- looking at how the law can affect visual artists

- professional practice - looking at how others exist in the fine art field

**Assessment**

Assessment is continuous throughout the course. Work is organised into practical and written projects. These are then graded and fed back to students with written and verbal feedback. The course culminates in a final exhibition. There are no exams.

**Bursaries**

We want our courses to be accessible to students from any background, so we’ve put together a cash support package in the form of non-repayable bursaries to provide financial help where it’s really needed. Details for 2021-22 will be advertised once approved by the university regulator – the Office for Students (OfS). Please check our website - www.nottinghamcollege.ac.uk - for more information.

**Your career and progression**

After the Foundation Degree, you could progress onto our BA (Hons) Art and Design or BA (Hons Digital Media Design top-up degrees. Alternatively, you could progress to the second or third year of the BA (Hons) Fine Art course at Nottingham Trent University (our validating institution) or another university of your choice.

This degree can open up a wide range of careers within the creative arts' industries such as freelance illustrator/artist or community artist. There is also scope for finding work in various creative institutions and other public agencies.

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£8,250
per year
England
£8,250
per year
EU
£8,250
per year
International
£9,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£8,250
per year
Scotland
£8,250
per year
Wales
£8,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

City (Adams)

Department:

Art, Design, Fashion and Photography

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