Fine Art BA (Full-time)
Why study this course?
On this superb fine art degree you’ll be taught by internationally renowned artists in our state-of-the-art facilities, attend international events and gain all the skills and expertise you need to succeed as an artist or in the art world.
We've been ranked seventh in the UK for fine art and photography by The Guardian's university league tables.
You’ll also benefit from our expert artists-in-residence and have the opportunity to exhibit your work in major student exhibitions attended by art professionals.
At The Cass, you’ll be studying in a famous art school in the busiest contemporary art scene in Europe. London is home to hundreds of art galleries and museums, a busy calendar of art events and a range of art organisations and businesses.
On this exciting and challenging undergraduate degree, you'll be taught in cutting-edge studios by practising London artists who are passionate about art and teaching. Our staff include artists with an impressive track record of international shows such as Bob and Roberta Smith, Pil and Galia Kollectiv and Mel Brimfield. There’s also an extensive Program of lectures from guest artists.
Facilities include spacious art studios, the latest 3D printing and laser-cutting facilities, exhibition spaces and even a roof garden. You’ll also have access to state-of-the-art digital media, print, painting, photography, ceramics and sculpture workshops.
You’ll study alongside a diverse mix of ambitious and prolific fellow art students and will associate with architects, designers, musicians and film directors.
With two huge all-student exhibitions taking place each year, one at Easter and one at Christmas, as well as a major degree show every summer, you will have excellent opportunities to showcase your work.
There will also be artists in residence, art awards, access to private viewings, regular field trips to the Venice Biennale and other European art events plus invaluable advice from artists who’ll guide you into your art career. As a final year student you will have the opportunity to explore a topic of your choice in depth in the Honours-level dissertation. Our dissertation students all belong to a themed dissertation studio that offers a supportive group context for planning and writing your dissertation, and specific academic tutoring about how to manage the project.
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In addition to the University's standard entry requirements, you should have:
- A minimum of grades BBC in three relevant A level subjects such as the arts, humanities and social sciences (or a minimum of 112 UCAS points from an equivalent Level 3 qualification in relevant art and design subjects)
- A portfolio interview
- English Language GCSE at grade C (grade 4) or above (or equivalent)
For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.
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- Critical & Contextual Studies 1 (Art)
- Project Work 1
- Techniques: Fine Art
- Visual Intelligence
- Critical & Contextual Studies 2 (Art)
- Methods and Enquiry 1
- Professional Practice 1: Fine Art
- Project Work 2
- Critical & Contextual Studies 3: Dissertation (Art)
- Major Project
- Methods and Enquiry 2
- Professional Practice 2: Fine Art
Modules and module details are subject to change over time
Scholarships & funding
Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.
How much you pay in tuition fees depends on which country you come from and whether you are a full-time or part-time student. Please visit the course page on university website for fee information particular to that course.
There are a wide range of job opportunities as artists, curators, art critics and art journalists, as previous graduates will testify. Others have gone on to become artists' assistants, art technicians, gallery administrators, art event organisers, marketers, auctioneers, print technicians, photographers, video producers and studio managers.
Alternative career paths include arts officers for local government, art teachers, art tutors and lecturers. Some graduates have even pursued rewarding roles as art therapists, working in hospitals, day care, rehabilitation, prisons and the probation service.
About this institute
London Metropolitan University
Based in England’s historic capital city, London Metropolitan University has a rich history of education with its roots dating back to 1848. Taking its current form following a merger of two well-renowned universities in 2002, it offers a wide range...
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