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Fine Art BA (Hons)

Falmouth University
3-4 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
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Falmouth University

Program description

Fine Art BA (Hons)

Taught by a dedicated team of artists, you’ll expand your understanding of contemporary art and explore the full spectrum of practice, from painting, drawing, sculpture, textiles, casting and printmaking, right though to new media, performance and 3D printing.

You will:

  • Work in a Fine Art studio space from day one.
  • Collaborate with industry partners like Newlyn Art Gallery and the Tate St Ives.
  • Evolve your practice through opportunities such as field recordings, voice laboratories, self-publishing projects, specialist workshops, guest lectures and performances.
  • Access excellent studios, as well as 3D printmaking and time-based media workshops.
  • Have the opportunity to study abroad and to exhibit your work in major cities around the world.

The Integrated Foundation Year pathway for this course is new for entry year 2022 and subject to validation.

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Admission requirements

Entry requirements

We consider all applications on their own individual merit and potential. We invite all applicants to an interview day or audition to give them the opportunity to demonstrate this along with what inspires and motivates them in their field. Applicants will also be able to show their portfolio or give a performance depending on the course. We welcome applications from all subject backgrounds, whether you’ve specialised in STEM, the arts or humanities.

As a guide our typical offer at undergraduate level is 104 – 120 UCAS Tariff points, primarily from Level 3 qualifications such as but not limited to A-levels, a BTEC Extended Diploma or a Foundation Diploma.

Language requirements

For applicants whose first language is English we require you to have or be working towards GCSE English Language Grade 4 (C), or equivalent.

If English is not your first language you will need to meet the same standard which is equivalent to the IELTS Academic 6.0 overall score, with at least 5.5 in Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening. We accept a range of in country equivalencies and approved tests.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

Integerated Foundation Year (optional)


  • Explore
  • Technique
  • Apply
  • Industry
  • Launch

Year one


  • Studio Practice 1: Strategies for Practice
  • Critical Studies and Reflective Practice 1: Introduction: The Contexts of Contemporary Art
  • Studio Practice 2: Initiating Practice
  • Critical Studies and Reflective Practice 2: A New Millennium

Year two


  • Studio Practice 3: Thematic Developments
  • Critical Studies and Reflective Practice 3: The Mediascape of Contemporary Art
  • Studio Practice 4: Development and Presentation
  • Critical Studies and Reflective Practice 4: Research Methods

Year three


  • Studio Practice 5: Development Towards Completion
  • Critical Studies and Reflective Practice 5: Dissertation
  • Studio Practice 6: Completion

Scholarships & funding

Scholarships and funding are available. Please visit the university website for more information.

Tuition fees

Tuition fees 2021-22

  • Full-time UK - £9,250 per year
  • Full-time EU - £16,950 per year
  • Full-time international - £16,950 per year

Tuition fees 2022-23

  • Full-time UK - £9,250 per year

  • Full-time EU - £17,460 per year

  • Full-time international - £17,460 per year


What you’ll learn

Focusing on studio practice, you'll learn through a mix of visual arts and critical studies. We'll focus on disciplines like drawing, painting, printmaking, performance, installation, 3D, video, digital and lens-based work, as well as any media appropriate to your studies. You'll also analyse visual arts through written work and reflective practice assignments.

Continuing studies

Further study

Postgraduate study

Graduates have been successful at gaining places on MA Fine Art or related MA courses, particularly sought-after places at London colleges including the Royal College of Art, Royal Academy, and the Slade.

Post- graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) or Post- graduate Certificate in Higher Education (PGCHE).

Career opportunities

What our graduates do

Our graduates have become internationally exhibiting artists at Bischoff/Weiss, Cannes Film Festival prize-winning filmmakers, art critics for Time Out, and creative presenters for Ralph Lauren.

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About this institute

Falmouth University

For more than 100 years, Falmouth University has been a hub of creative thinking and design innovation. Today, our portfolio of undergraduate and postgraduate courses represents the breadth of the Creative Industries, from art, design and fashion, to gaming, music...

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Falmouth University

Treliever Road
TR10 9FE Penryn Cornwall

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