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Fine Art

Entry requirements


A level

B,C,C-B,B,B

Access to HE Diploma

M:30

Pass with 60 credits overall. Art and Design courses preferred. At least 45 credits at level 3, and 30 credits must be at merit or above.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

26

Must include three subjects at Higher Level.

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

MMM-DDM

UCAS Tariff

120-104

Your portfolio of work is the most important part of your applications for this course. It’s not just about finished work, this is your opportunity to show us your thinking, ideas and abilities. We will assess it alongside your UCAS application.

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Fine art

Our Fine Art BA is a dynamic course that guides you in imagining, investigating, experimenting and communicating your creative ideas.

You will work in dedicated studio spaces to create artworks where thinking is explored through making. Opportunities to present work in progress to your peers and staff in a project space allow the testing out of your ideas in a friendly, supportive environment. Access to specialist workshops, staffed by technical demonstrators, enables experimentation with a range of contemporary, digital and traditional materials and processes. Staff are experienced arts practitioners working in varied contexts.

Whether working in collage, installation, sculpture, performance, text, or digital media you will enhance your creativity, and develop composition, communication, collaboration and critical skills.

Professional skills are acquired through presenting your artwork in public exhibitions and producing proposal documents. You are encouraged to consider the context of your work through a university-located fine art placement or studio- based artist residency.

The course supports you to research, self-motivate, communicate, collaborate, organise and plan – skills transferable to varied roles within the creative industrie

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
£13,842
per year
International
£13,842
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Republic of Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Brighton

Department:

School of Art and Media

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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.

49%
low
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.

Art

Teaching and learning

72%
Staff make the subject interesting
74%
Staff are good at explaining things
64%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
51%
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

37%
Library resources
52%
IT resources
42%
Course specific equipment and facilities
37%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

89%
UK students
11%
International students
23%
Male students
77%
Female students
80%
2:1 or above
9%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
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.

£16,000
med
Average annual salary
88%
low
Employed or in further education
24%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

22%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
22%
Other elementary services occupations
10%
Artistic, literary and media 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.

Creative arts and design

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

£16k

£16k

£20k

£20k

£23k

£23k

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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Lower entry requirements
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