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Fine Art BA (Hons)

Bath Spa University
Program overview
3 years
Bachelor's degree
Start dates
Fall   (English)
Fall   (English)
Fall   (English)
Fall   (English)

Program description

Fine Art BA (Hons)

The course is aimed at the development of studio practice in painting, drawing, sculpture, film, photography, performance and sound. The structure of the course leaves room for not knowing, experimentation, discovery, risk and innovation.

This course promotes curiosity, risk and innovation. It aims to develop your skills of analysis, self-criticism, reflection and communication - both verbally and visually - as well as the practical skills you need. It is critical that you understand current and historical debates in art, and through a programme of Contextual Studies we encourage you to consider how theory and contextual knowledge is embedded in practice.

Delivered by specialists in the field, the Professional Practice module aims to equip you with the skills you need to build a successful future. Taught sessions support you to photograph work, build blogs/websites, write artist statements, fundraise, network, manage projects and curate exhibitions.

Admission requirements

We accept a wide range of qualifications for entry to our undergraduate programmes. Typical offers include A-level grades CCC with a grade C in Art and Design or related subjects preferred.

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Program content

This course offers or includes the following modules. The modules you take will depend on your pathway or course combination (if applicable) as well as any optional or open modules chosen. Please check the programme document (below the main image on this page) for more information.

Modules for the integrated Foundation year option are listed on the Integrated Foundation Year for Art and Design page.

Year one (Level 4) modules

  • Introduction to Fine Art: Fundamentals
  • Studio Practice: Strategies and Behaviours
  • Introduction to Visual and Material Culture: Art and Photography
  • Studio Practice: Investigation and Exploration

Year two (Level 5) modules

  • Exploring Fine Art: Territories
  • Studio Practice: Frameworks and Enquiries
  • Fine Art: Contemporary Issues and Practice
  • Studio Practice: Encounters and Audiences
  • Professional Placement Year

Year three (Level 6) modules

  • Visual and Material Culture: Final Study
  • Studio Practice: In Context (20)
  • Studio Practice: In Context (40)
  • Studio Practice: Exhibition

Tuition fees

UK and EU students full time fee for year 1 is £9,250

UK and EU students part time for year 1 is £4,625

UK and EU students full time fee for year 1 is £14,900

Career opportunities

Our graduates go on to become, among other things, professional practising self-employed artists, they become curators in established galleries or set up their own artist run spaces. We have alumni who are teachers or work in gallery education; others have gone onto work in conservation, TV, or Art Therapy.

Many of our alumni go onto further study at some of the UK’s top postgraduate courses including the Slade School of Fine Art, Chelsea School of Art and Design, The Royal College of Art, The Royal Academy Schools, Glasgow School of Art and the Courtauld Institute.

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Bath Spa University is a top UK university for creativity, culture, enterprise and education. Based in a World Heritage city and connected to a network of international partners, Bath Spa University ensures that its graduates are socially engaged global citizens....

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Bath Spa University

Newton Park
BA2 9BN Bath
United Kingdom

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