BA (Hons) - Fine Art (with integrated foundation year)
Pursue your passion and develop your ideas into an exciting and fulfilling creative practice. Working in bespoke studios and workshops, studying our Fine Art course will help you to acquire and hone your art-making skills.
Join our Bachelor of Fine Art degree through an integrated foundation year to explore your passion and learn more about university life.
On this Fine Art degree with integrated foundation year, you’ll develop knowledge and skills across the Fine Art disciplines of drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, ceramics, photography, filmmaking and digital media. You’ll have easy access to fabrication facilities in metal, wood and ceramic, as well as our print studio, darkroom and audio/visual labs. Tutors, who are all practising artists, will support and inspire your studio practice with a historical, theoretical and critical understanding of Fine Art.
You’ll learn entrepreneurial skills and be encouraged to exhibit locally and nationally throughout your studies. You will visit galleries of note, may create and run your own space in Carlisle as well as curate and organise numerous public exhibitions of your work – gaining essential professional experience.
You’ll graduate from our Fine Art course with the skills and confidence to make a significant contribution to the artistic and cultural landscape.
On this course you will...
- Study inter-disciplinary skills, learning ALL the techniques you need to become a brilliant artist. Including sculpture drawing, painting & printmaking, photography, filmmaking, and even performance.
- Be assigned a generous studio space on campus with access to specialist resources and equipment.
- Take part in Student Exhibitions from day one: Year 0 Exhibition, First Year Drawing Exhibition, Three Minute Film Festival, Seconds Out and a Final Year Degree Show.
- Explore external exhibitions and artistic spaces. Our students run exhibitions across the city, arrange events and run workshops, contributing to the creative and cultural life of Carlisle.
What our students say
There is a real sense of community and a small culture within such a small institute which was unique to the university
Fiona Keegan, Fine Art
Originally from Tanzania and studying at Cumbria's Carlisle campus, Fiona talks about why she choose Fine Art.
One of the main reasons I chose University of Cumbria is that it has a friendly, community feel, that you often don’t get from other universities.
Sophie Steadman, Fine Art
Sophie is a current student on Fine Art and talks about her experience on the course.
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