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Fine Art

Entry requirements


96 to 112 UCAS points at A2

96 to 112 UCAS points

GCSE/National 4/National 5

5 GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above including Maths and English or equivalent. Equivalent qualifications are Functional Skills Level 2 in Maths and English or Level 3 Key Skills in Maths and Communication.

96 to 122 UCAS points at Higher Level subjects

OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma

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OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

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

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

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96 to 112 UCAS points

96 to 112 UCAS points

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96-112

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Fine art

**Course Overview**

- The BA (Hons) Fine Art course offers a broad-based experience of contemporary art practice so you can explore your ideas through studio work in your own studios.

- The Fine Art course trains you to work as creative practitioners as well as offering numerous transferable skills, which can be utilised in the creative industries and beyond. We’ll encourage you to create art which is experimental and innovative.

- You’ll get the chance to experiment with traditional or new media, including painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography, animation, video, sound, performance, drawing and illustration.

- Our studios are large, open plan, purpose-built workspaces and you’ll be given your own space within them to work independently and free your creativity. You’ll also have access to other specialist facilities including a digital media suite, drawing studio and wood, metal and plaster workshops. We’ll help you to develop your artistic skills to a professional level.

**Why study with us**

- Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Fine Art is ranked 9th in England with 87% of students satisfied with the teaching quality (Times Good University Guide 2021)

- Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Fine Art is ranked 1st in the North West (Guardian University Guide 2021)

- The Fine Art studios are spacious and well equipped, you’ll be given your own studio from the beginning of the course.

Modules

Year 1: Compulsory; Fine Art Studio Practice 1, Ideas and Images in Modern Art, Fine Art Studio Practice 2. Optional; Drawing, Printmaking, Video and New Media Screenings

Year 2: Compulsory; Fine Art Image and Context Project Development, Investigating Contemporary Practice, Fine Art Studio Practice, The Creative Practitioner

Year 3: Compulsory; Fine Art Studies, Degree Project Public exhibition/ Presentation, Employability Skills for the Creative Practitioner. Optional; Postmodern Practice, Dissertation

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Central Lancashire

Department:

School of Arts 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.

74%
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.

Art

Teaching and learning

74%
Staff make the subject interesting
87%
Staff are good at explaining things
74%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
70%
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

91%
Library resources
91%
IT resources
91%
Course specific equipment and facilities
52%
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?

98%
UK students
2%
International students
21%
Male students
79%
Female students
69%
2:1 or above
12%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
B

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.

£16,400
low
Average annual salary
90%
low
Employed or in further education
38%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

40%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
17%
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.

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

£19k

£19k

£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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