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BA(Hons)

Fine Art

Location:
Carlisle - Brampton Road
Duration:
3, 6 year/s
Mode of study:
Full-time, Part-time
Start date:
September 2015, 2016
Faculty URL:
Finance:
Contact:
100% student satisfaction
* Based on results from course - Fine Art, National Student Survey 2013 and 2014

Why study with us?

Based at our Caldewgate campus, our practice-led, student-centred approach to fine art education aims to transform you from student to professional practitioner, such as artist, curator, educator or art worker.

In studying a range of art disciplines you develop entrepreneurial skills, informed by knowledge and experience so you can evolve a personally mediated fine art practice. Our perspectives are contemporary and international.

Students showcase their work in the final year with the degree show, a major public event attended by artists and curators, widely regarded as one of the best in the UK.

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What can this course lead to?

Contemporary artists need to be entrepreneurial. Our graduates develop and deploy transferable skills, in a range of careers. Recent graduates have found employment in galleries and museums as curators, in art education, social arts, art therapy, and most of all as contemporary practitioners, with many going on to postgraduate studies.

Resources and facilities

Students of all courses have access to our printmaking facilities and technicians. Access to outstanding resources in sculpture, printmaking, photography and painting and other workshops.

Explore the Atrium at Caldewgate. As the central hub of Fine Art, the Atrium is a place where we meet as a community and welcome visitors. The space is used for communication, exhibitions and meetings.

Have a look at our learning resources for Art.

Student work

Slideshow galleries of student work is available on the links below:

Modules

For detailed summary of all course content please read our programme specification for this course (PDF).

Course summary

Year one includes inductions into all the main resource areas—painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography, IT and video. Practical work is informed by art theory, as well as critical and historic perspectives, placing it in a contemporary context.

The main focus of year two is your personally negotiated programme. You take part in a public exhibition, gaining professional experience. This lays the foundation for your practical and theoretical research in year three.

As your research and practical skills mature we increasingly encourage independent thought and action. You attend a series of lectures, talks and projects addressing professional fine art practice and current issues. To reinforce our international focus we visit cultural centres in major UK and European cities.

The final year culminates in the degree show, widely regarded as one of the best in the UK. This major public event, attended by artists and curators, gives students an outstanding opportunity to showcase their work.

Case studies

"I was blown away by the range of facilities on offer to me... The average size of each year was smaller than usual for fine art degrees and this seemed to offer a valuable and regular interaction with the lecturers.

The course gave me an incredible platform to develop my own practice while opening my eyes to an immense range of possibilities and diverse ways of making that I had not previously considered."

Kit Mead, graduate

The course leader, Robert Williams, is a highly experienced and well known as an international practitioner. A Henry Moore scholar from the University of Leeds, his practice includes collaborations with the American artist Mark Dion for the Tate Gallery in 1999 and, more recently, for Jesus College, Cambridge and the In Situ Gallery in Paris. All members of the fine art course team are practitioners with national and international profiles.

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Entry requirements

240 UCAS tariff points

Find out more about qualification options from the UCAS tariff table.

Please check selection criteria for any additional entry requirements.

Credit and UCAS requirements

UCAS code: W100
UCAS points: 240

Costs

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Full-time students

Home students

The tuition fee for the 2014/15 academic year has been set at £9,000.

As a full-time UK student, you are entitled to a tuition fee loan which doesn’t have to be repaid until you start earning £21,000 per annum (if you're from England) or £15,795 (if you're from Scotland). You may also be eligible for a maintenance loan (up to £5,500) and a maintenance grant (up to £3,354). For more information about student loans and grants, visit our student finance page.

Additional funding

National Scholarship Programme

The university is part of the National Scholarship Programme (NSP) which is designed to support students with a household income of less than £25,000. The scholarships are non-repayable and will be allocated after 31 August 2014. Students will be told if they have been allocated a scholarship in September 2014.

We have 213 full-time NSP awards worth £4,000 in total - £1,000 cash and a £1000 fee waiver in year one and then £1,000 cash in years two and three. Specific criteria will apply and awards to students living outside of England will be subject to Government guidance and regulations.

Please note: the above information has recently been updated due to changes in Government policy and is currently subject to approval by the Office for Fair Access.

Cumbria Bursary

The Cumbria Bursary is an annual cash award of £1,000 for up to three years of study. There are 85 Cumbria Bursaries available in 2014.

More financial support

Access to financial support doesn’t end at registration. We have several awards and support funds available to our current students, including:


EU students

The tuition fee for the 2014/15 academic year has been set at £9,000.

As a full-time EU student, you are entitled to a tuition fee loan which doesn’t have to be repaid until you start earning £21,000 per annum (or the equivalent in your country). For more information about student loans, visit our student finance page.

Additional funding

National Scholarship Programme

The university is part of the National Scholarship Programme (NSP) which is designed to support students with a household income of less than £25,000. The scholarships are non-repayable and will be allocated after 31 August 2014. Students will be told if they have been allocated a scholarship in September 2014.

We have 213 full-time NSP awards worth £4,000 in total - £1,000 cash and a £1000 fee waiver in year one and then £1,000 cash in years two and three. Specific criteria will apply and awards to students living outside of England will be subject to Government guidance and regulations.

Please note: the above information has recently been updated due to changes in Government policy and is currently subject to approval by the Office for Fair Access.

Cumbria Bursary

The Cumbria Bursary is an annual cash award of £1,000 for up to three years of study. There are 85 Cumbria Bursaries available in 2014.

More financial support

Access to financial support doesn’t end at registration. We have several awards and support funds available to our current students, including:


International students

The tuition fee for the 2014/15 academic year is £10,500.

Fees are billed annually and may be paid by the student or a sponsor. 75 percent of the annual tuition fees must be paid before or at registration. For students requiring a Tier 4 Student Visa, a deposit of £3,500 is expected as a minimum before a CAS (Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies) will be issued. For more information, visit our international student finance page.

Early payment discount

If you are paying your own fees, you may be eligible for an early payment discount of £1,000. This discount is awarded to students who pay in full before registration.

International scholarship

If you are studying a full-time bachelor's degree (excluding teacher training and NHS-funded courses) or a top-up degree, you may be eligible for an international scholarship. The university has nine scholarships available. Find out more on our scholarships page.

Additional financial support

Our money doctors will be on hand throughout the year to help you manage your money while you’re in the UK. However, if you do happen to run into financial difficulty during your time here, you may be able to access a small emergency support fund.


Part-time students

Home

The tuition fee for students starting study in the 2014/15 academic year is £9,000. This fee is billed annually. For part-time students, the annual fee is calculated based on the number of years you take to complete your course. For example, a student studying part-time for six years may expect to pay £4,500 per year (where the full-time equivalent takes three years).

As a part-time UK student, you are entitled to a tuition fee loan which doesn’t have to be repaid until you start earning over £21,000 a year (if you're from England) or £15,795 (if you're from Scotland). For more information about student loans and grants, visit our student finance page.

Additional funding

National Scholarship Programme

The National Scholarship Programme is designed to support students with a household income of less than £25,000. We also have 26 part-time NSP awards (worth £2,000 in total over the first three years of the course - £500 cash and a £500 fee waiver in year one and then £500 in years two and three).

Please note: the above information has recently been updated due to changes in Government policy and is currently subject to approval by the Office for Fair Access.

More financial support

Access to financial support doesn’t end at registration. We have several awards and support funds available to our current students, including:

EU

The tuition fee for students starting study in the 2014/15 academic year is £9,000. This fee is billed annually. For part-time students, the annual fee is calculated based on the number of years you take to complete your course. For example, a student studying part-time for six years may expect to pay £4,500 per year (where the full-time equivalent takes three years).

As a part-time EU student, you are entitled to a tuition fee loan which doesn’t have to be repaid until you start earning over £21,000 a year. For more information about student loans, visit our student finance page.

Additional funding

National Scholarship Programme

The National Scholarship Programme is designed to support students with a household income of less than £25,000. We also have 26 part-time NSP awards (worth £2,000 in total over the first three years of the course - £500 cash and a £500 fee waiver in year one and then £500 in years two and three).

Please note: the above information has recently been updated due to changes in Government policy and is currently subject to approval by the Office for Fair Access.

More financial support

Access to financial support doesn’t end at registration. We have several awards and support funds available to our current students, including:

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