BA (Hons) Fine Art (with integrated foundation year)

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Course code W108

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Course code W108

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Location Carlisle - Brampton Road
Duration Full-time, 4 Years
Start date September 2020
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If you’re looking for a fine art foundation course that’ll enable you to unearth your artistic voice and unleash your creative flair in your own dedicated studio space, then this is the one for you.

Your introductory year will give you the skills and knowledge needed to appreciate the full Fine Arts programme to go on to complete your degree and secure a future in the fine arts industry.

Why Choose University of Cumbria

You’ll acquire and hone your skills across all the Fine Art disciplines of painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography (both wet and dry) and digital media.

And, forget having to book our own art space – we have a larger than average studio, so you can create your very own adaptable and readily available space for your ambitious work, accessible to you throughout your degree.

You’ll be within 20 minutes of Scotland in one direction and the stunning Lake District National Park – now a UNESCO World Heritage site - in the other. Add to that close to the spectacular North West coastline and you’ll never be stuck for something to do outside of your studies.

  • 75% of your studies will be in practical, hands-on sessions
  • Easy access to fabrication facilities in metal, wood, ceramic, as well as print studios, dark rooms and audio/visual labs.
  • All tutors are practising artists – many are world-renowned
  • Opportunity to create an ambitious portfolio of work to impress future employers
  • Develop entrepreneurial skills – including self-employment and marketing
  • Small class sizes, so we get to know you as an individual and help you to flourish
  • Encouraged to exhibit locally and nationally thanks to our industry links
  • Run your own space in Carlisle, visit galleries of note nationally and internationally
  • You get every chance to master a full range of art disciplines to develop your own unique style

Former students have stepped into senior roles in national and international museums and galleries, in the private sector and creative industries or are self-employed artists after graduating with us. Many of our graduates move into postgraduate education.

So, start your success story with our Fine Art degree that’ll help you make a significant contribution to the artistic and cultural landscape.

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Progress to postgraduate for free

We’ve waived the fees for many postgraduate courses* for students like you planning to start an undergraduate degree with us to help you extend your education.

Graduate destinations

Former students who have stepped into senior roles in national and international art agencies, and galleries or as self-employed artists after graduating with us.

So, start your success story with our Fine Art degree to learn all you need to make it as an artist in today’s world.

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