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Fine Art: Painting

Entry requirements


CC at A-level or an equivalent qualification.

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Painting

BA Fine Art Painting at Camberwell College of Arts encourages you to explore the medium. You will be invited to embrace possibilities for its continued reinvention and consider its connection with social, cultural and political change.

This specialist studio-based course focusses on understanding the methods and techniques of painting. You will learn about how the histories of painting and today’s cultures inform ways painting is positioned in a contemporary context.

**What to expect**
• To study the practice of painting, its history, culture and contemporary position
• To make work in a specialist studio environment and develop an ethical studio practice
• To express and explore your artistic, social and personal interests informed by focussed research
• To discuss your work through tutorials, seminars, group and cross-course crits
• Painting methods and materials workshops and demonstrations by artists and technicians. Some of these will be with our partners across London. These include Dulwich Picture Gallery and Tate Conservation
• Opportunities to gain knowledge and experience of collaborative working and socially engaged art practice
• A contextual studies programme. This will give you a deeper understanding of contemporary Fine Art practice. It will widen your critical, theoretical, historical knowledge
• To choose between a final year dissertation, performance, practical work placement or live project
• To take part in an external exhibition. This will be with students from across Camberwell's BA Fine Art programme
• A Fine Art lecture series. This is for all Camberwell undergraduate students studying Drawing, Painting, Photography, Sculpture and Computational Arts
• Subject specific lectures, seminars and field trips
• To have access to printmaking, photography, film, moving image, digital, plastic, ceramics, wood and metalwork. This enables our students to think of painting in its most expanded form and its relationship to other art forms.

Camberwell College of Arts, UAL is a renowned art and design college driving positive social impact through art and design. Our unique studio culture o?ers students the freedom and support to explore their individual creativity using facilities that embrace both traditional craftsmanship and digital technology.

We believe passionately in social citizenship, whilst maintaining the view that arts must remain committed to the rewards of free inquiry and experimentation. Our students benefit from staff who take immense pride and care in guiding students in a journey of discovery, helping them develop the critical thinking, making skills and social sensibilities that equip them to thrive both individually and in their communities.

Tuition fees

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

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:

Camberwell College of Arts

Department:

Camberwell College of Arts, University of the Arts London

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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.

51%
low
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

74%
Staff make the subject interesting
75%
Staff are good at explaining things
68%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
56%
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

48%
Library resources
65%
IT resources
45%
Course specific equipment and facilities
41%
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?

74%
UK students
26%
International students
28%
Male students
72%
Female students
86%
2:1 or above
10%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
A
B

After graduation


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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.

£17k

£17k

£21k

£21k

£24k

£24k

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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