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Fine Art, BA

Lancaster University
3 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
On campus
Lancaster
English
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Program description

Fine Art, BA

Taught by academic staff who are themselves practising artists, historians and theorists, you will be able to study the Fine Art disciplines separately or through interdisciplinary practice. Every Lancaster Fine Art student has their own dedicated studio space from day one, accessible 24/7, day and night.

Our aim from the beginning of your course is for you to become an informed Fine Art practitioner with clear creative aspirations and ambition. You will achieve this through the integration of studio-based art making and the study of both art theory and history. We have a wide ranging view of what fine Art can be in the 21st century and have no ‘house style’. Our emphasis is on Fine Art practice and Fine Art thinking. You will work across painting, drawing, sculpture, digital, live art and their hybrids. Our aim is for you to develop the practice and ideas that best reflect your aims and values as a young Fine Artist.

Your tutors will be professional artists and publishing historians and the mix of academic and creative skills gained at Lancaster makes you highly attractive for postgraduate study and employers.

Getting seen is crucial for those who want to pursue careers in Fine Art. With this in mind, our degree program ends with both a group exhibition in the university art gallery and a solo show for each student.

Admission requirements

Grade Requirements

  • A Level ABB
  • Required Subjects A level Art and Design or one other humanities subject considered desirable but not essential
  • IELTS 6.5 overall with at least 5.5 in each component.
  • Portfolio Applicants will typically be required to submit a portfolio before being made an offer. The department will contact applicants to request the portfolio. The portfolio should include imaginative, expressive and analytical work as well as objective drawing.

Other Qualifications

  • International Baccalaureate 32 points overall with 16 points from the best 3 Higher Level subjects
  • BTEC Distinction, Distinction, Merit
  • Foundation Courses Art Foundation Courses are not an essential requirement for this degree. Please note Foundation Courses are considered but not accepted in lieu of our academic entry requirements. Level 3 Art Foundation courses are considered on a case-by-case basis alongside two A levels at grade B or above.

We welcome applications from students with a range of alternative UK and international qualifications, including combinations of qualification.

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


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Program content

Year 1

Core

  • Fine Art Practice
  • Fundamentals: Art (part 1)
  • Fundamentals: Art (part 2)
  • Fundamentals: Contemporary Arts and Design

Year 2

Core

  • Critical Reflections in Creative Arts
  • Studio Practice

Optional

  • Art, Site & Interaction
  • Documentary Drawing
  • Expanded Painting Practice

Year 3

Core

  • Advanced Studio Practice
  • Dissertation

Optional

  • Creative Enterprise

Tuition fees

  • For UK students: £9,250 per year
  • For International students: £19,930 per year

Continuing studies

Lancaster graduates successfully progress onto PGCE, MA, MPhil and PhD courses, either with us or at other high quality national and international institutions.

Career opportunities

A Fine Art degree at Lancaster supports graduates in developing the confidence, knowledge and skills to produce fine art work at a professional level and a significant number go on to become independent artists. Others have moved into careers in areas such as creative agencies, television and the media, or for museums and galleries.

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Lancaster University

Lancaster University is located in the northwest of England near the major cities of Manchester and Liverpool. It was established in 1964 as a collegiate university with a reputation for innovation. Lancaster is one of the few UK universities to...


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Lancaster University, Bailrigg
LA1 4YW Lancaster
U.K

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