BA (Hons) Fine Art

Study a range of art disciplines and get ready for a real-world role in the arts. 90% overall student satisfaction (National Student Survey 2018).

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Course code W100

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UCAS

Course code W100

Key course details

Location Carlisle - Brampton Road
Duration Full-time, 3 Years
Start date September 2020
Entry Requirements Programme Specification

Our interdisciplinary, studio-based Fine Art course will enable you to develop your ideas into an exciting and fulfilling creative practice, while you become an ambitious and confident maker.

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 space – we provide you with impressive, bespoke studios so you can create your very own adaptable and readily available space for your ambitious work.

Why Choose University of Cumbria

  • 90% overall student satisfaction (National Student Survey 2018)
  • Easy access to fabrication facilities in metal, wood, ceramic, as well as print studios, dark rooms and audio/visual labs.
  • Deepen your historical, theoretical and critical understanding of Fine Art
  • Develop your own practice based on themes that you’re passionate about
  • All lecturers are practicing artists – many are world-renowned
  • Every chance to master a full range of art disciplines to develop your own unique style
  • Develop an ambitious portfolio of work to impress a wide range of future employers
  • Develop entrepreneurial skills – including self-employment and marketing - essential for real-world success
  • Small class sizes, so we get to know you as an individual and help you to flourish.
  • Encouraged to exhibit locally and nationally throughout our undergraduate career, create and run your own space in Carlisle, visit galleries of note nationally and internationally.

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 forward 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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Course Study Options

We also offer this course with an integrated foundation year-click the button for more information

Integrated Foundation Year

Graduate destinations

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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Posted: 30 Sep 2019

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Posted: 29 Apr 2019

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Mon 7 Oct 2019

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Postgraduate Open Day

Sat 2 Nov 2019

Experience living and learning on a super-friendly campus with talented creatives - An awesome place to find your calling and kick-start your creative career. Tackle a design brief, have a go at a life drawing or enjoy a live performance.