Starts: 9 Sep 2022
BA Hons Fine Art Top-up – Level 6
What you will learn
By the end of this course, you will be able to:
- Develop a range of technical skills within disciplinary areas of fine art practice.
- Develop your critical, perceptive and analytical skills through fine art practice.
- Develop your understanding of the historical and theoretical aspects of fine art.
- Develop your ability to critically analyse, select and apply relevant contexts to inform individual fine art practice.
- Develop a range of skills
Class format and activities
Modes of teaching and Learning Crit These occur towards the end of any given unit before assessment. It involves students receiving verbal critical feedback in front of their work. A crit is a very important learning opportunity as it gives you an insight into the practice of critical judgement. This in turn will help you critically evaluate your work. You will be expected to select and present your work to a tutor and fellow students. Seminar There are two kinds of seminar in which you will participate during the programme. Seminars in studios gather a small number of students in the studio with a tutor to discuss issues nominated by the tutor. These issues will normally be related to the content of the unit you are undertaking. Seminars for Dissertation or Professional Practice are formal meetings to discuss texts which you will be given in photocopy. These seminars are chaired by a tutor who will expect full participation in the discussion. All practice based seminars are to be written up by the student exhibiting. Individual tutorial In some parts of the programme tutors make individual visits to students. The tutors expect to be able to see work in progress, to recognize the research in which the student has engaged and to be able to ask key questions regarding the project. The tutor will offer advice and suggestions regarding the work. All tutorials are to be written up. Group tutorials A group tutorial is an opportunity to present work in progress to peers in the studio in the presence of a studio tutor. These are regular events and students will be given good notice of them. They will present their own work and attend the presentation of the works of peers and join in discussion. Group tutorial gives the opportunity to share practice with others, to build critical vocabulary and to increase awareness of critical judgment.
This course is equivalent to the 3rd year of a university degree. Applicants are expected to have successfully completed an HND or Foundation Degree in Art & Design (or related discipline) and have a strong interest in contemporary art. You also need good levels of writing skills in English and basic computer skills.
What you need to know before you enrol
You will need to carry out independent research in the studio, at home and visiting galleries; Some written work will need to be produced outside of course hours.
What you need
You will need to buy your own materials and equipment. Further information will be given at the start of the course.
What you can do next
After this course you can go on to study an MA qualification or enter employment as a self employed practising artist, fine art photographer, professional printmaker; or become involved in curating, museum and gallery work, teaching, creative consultation, community arts work, arts management and administration; or other areas of the creative industries including advertising, film and video production, software design or self-employed designer. Employers from a range of industries, who are seeking flexible, self-motivated and creative individuals, seek out Fine Art graduates.