Looking to find yourself and extend your knowledge and skills to develop your practice towards a future as an artist or a career in the arts and creative industries?
Our BA (Hons) in Fine Art could be for you. Our course explores arts practices as a multidisciplinary subject, using forms that are traditional and contemporary. You will have the freedom to define how your artistic methods and research methodologies are applied, how you find creative expression and grow your vision.
During the course you are supported by key educators, active researchers and a range of industry professionals across the Fine Art discipline. The course also includes professional practice which introduces you to a range of career pathways and options, preparing you for future employment in the arts and cultural industries.
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UCAS CODE: W100
This course offers you the opportunity to engage with cutting edge approaches to material and visual practices, as well as those that challenge the boundaries of the field. This is done through conceptual, theoretical, cultural and ethical frameworks that underpin the contemporary arts, through practical workshops, studio-based practice and self-managed projects.
The curriculum for this course has been designed to help you develop your knowledge of Fine Art through experimentation, investigation, interdisciplinary practices, collaboration, socially-engaged practice, and draw from the intersections between analogue and digital approaches to making.
Your lecturers will provide you with current insight into the subject, as well as develop your learning through research, collaborative projects, industry briefs and external opportunities. This will help you refine your new skills, methods and knowledge to become critically engaged with your practice.
There will be clear emphasis on arts-based practice, where you will develop projects from concept to exhibition outcomes and be encouraged to adopt experimental approaches and methods. As well as this, due to the University’s connections with local and regional arts and cultural organisations, you will have access to involvement with projects in collaboration with some of the county’s galleries and museums, as well as other creative opportunities.
What are the course entry requirements?
A typical offer will be a UCAS Tariff score of 80. A minimum of two full A-levels (or equivalent) is required. Every application is considered on an individual basis.
On review of your application, you may be invited for an interview and portfolio review.
For further details of our international English entry requirements, please visit our international pages. Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements for the three-year undergraduate programme, or those who do not feel fully prepared for a degree course, can apply for a four-year programme including a Foundation Year; find out more.
This module map provides a list of the modules that make up your course. You can find more information about how your course is structured on our Academic Advice section.
The modules available on this course are as follows:
Year 1 Modules
- In-between Spaces: Intermediality and interdisciplinarity
- Histories, Theories and Methods
- Creative Sector: Participation, collaboration and socially engaged practice
- Other worlds: Digital realms and virtual spaces
Year 2 Modules
- Fine Art 2.0: Building a sustainable future
- Critical Studies and Research
- Beyond the Visual
How much does it cost
Most courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees.
You could benefit from financial support through a bursary or scholarship during your time as a student. For more details visit our financial support, bursaries and scholarships section.
How do I apply?
For application details please visit bucks.ac.uk/applying-to-bucks