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Fine Art

Entry requirements


112 UCAS Points with a B/C grade in an Art and Design subject. General Studies accepted.

112 UCAS Tariff Points, AS Levels are accepted in combination with other Level 3 qualifications including A Levels and BTEC's.

112 UCAS Tariff Points in an Art & Design subject.

112 UCAS Tariff Points, is accepted in combination with other Level 3 qualifications including A Levels and BTEC's.

112 UCAS Tariff Points, is accepted in combination with other Level 3 qualifications including A Levels and BTEC's.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

Grade C/4 or above in GCSE English required. GCSE Maths C/4 or above preferred but not essential.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

31

To include an Art & Design subject.

112 UCAS Tariff Points in an Art & Design subject.

112 UCAS Tariff Points, National Certificate is accepted in combination with other Level 3 qualifications including A Levels and BTEC's.

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

D*D*

112 UCAS Tariff Points in an Art & Design subject.

112 UCAS Tariff Points in an Art & Design subject.

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

DMM

To include an Art & Design subject.

112 UCAS Tariff Points, National Foundation Diploma is accepted in combination with other Level 3 qualifications including A Levels and BTEC's.

112 UCAS Tariff Points in an Art & Design subject.

112 UCAS Tariff Points in an Art & Design subject.

UCAS Tariff

112

To include an Art and Design subject.

112 UCAS Tariff Points, is accepted in combination with other Level 3 qualifications including A Levels and BTEC's.

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Fine art

Fine Art is the heartbeat of every art school; subversive, serious and fun. In our studios and workshops, you can follow your passion, be creative, learn new skills, develop your talent and transform your potential into practical outcomes. Fine Art is a portal subject offering access to a world of knowledge and an introduction to other cultures. It embraces inclusivity and diversity.

This ideas-led practical course will give you the chance to explore your creativity through a range of media including painting, sculpture, print, installation, performance, film/video, fibre/textiles, bookworks and more.

You‘ll also have the opportunity to pursue real-world professional experience. These opportunities will give you an insight into the creative industry and prepare you for your future career as a creative practitioner and provide an introduction to crucial networks to help support and sustain your career when you graduate.

In the most recent National Student Survey, overall student satisfaction with this course was 94% (University of Salford analysis of unpublished NSS 2020 data).

Take a look at some of the work our final year students have produced on this course.

**- You will:**
- Have the opportunity to specialise or move between any media of your choice with the teaching and guidance of experienced artists

- Develop your professional skills and practice in a new state of the art facility

- Explore and immerse yourself in the social, cultural and philosophical debates that underpin creativity and contemporary Fine Art practice.

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Modules

**Year one**
- Introduction to Studio Culture 1
- Art and Ideas
- Creative Futures 1
- Introduction to Studio Culture 2
- Contemporary Art and Its Histories

**Year two**
- Studio Practice 1: Artist and Audience
- Professional Context 1: Research
- Visual Analysis
- Studio Practice 2: Development
- Professional Context 2: Development
- Contemporary Debates

**Year three**
- Studio Practice 3: Evolution
- Studio Practice 4: Realisation
- Professional Practice: Exit Velocity
- Dissertation

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The Uni


Course location:

University of Salford

Department:

School of Arts, Media and Creative Technology

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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.

65%
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

87%
Staff make the subject interesting
78%
Staff are good at explaining things
96%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
87%
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

73%
Library resources
87%
IT resources
64%
Course specific equipment and facilities
65%
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?

96%
UK students
4%
International students
20%
Male students
80%
Female students
67%
2:1 or above
21%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
A
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.

£16,848
med
Average annual salary
93%
med
Employed or in further education
30%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

21%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
10%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
10%
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.

£15k

£15k

£19k

£19k

£21k

£21k

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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