Northumbria University Newcastle - Fine Art Foundation Year

Northumbria University Newcastle

Fine Art Foundation Year

Acting as a gateway to degree-level study, the Fine Art Foundation Year course allows you to study a broad range of creative arts disciplines, with a key focus on fine art. You will also acquire key transferable skills such as effective communication, team work, time and project management, research and digital literacy, all of which can prove vital to achieving at University and gaining employment after graduation.Taught by a team of world-leading artists and academics, you will be equipped to successfully take your learning to the next level.

This course is delivered through a mix of classroom and studio-based learning, with engagement with the cultural centres in the region available to further enhance your learning.You will be studying together with students on the Drama foundation programme.

Entry Requirements

Standard Entry

80 UCAS Tariff points

From a combination of acceptable Level 3 qualifications which may include: A-level, T Level, BTEC Diplomas/Extended Diplomas, Scottish and Irish Highers, Access to HE Diplomas, or the International Baccalaureate.

Subject Requirements:

There are no specific subject requirements for this course.

GCSE Requirements:

Applicants will need Maths and English Language at minimum grade 4/C, or an equivalent.

Additional Requirements:

There are no additional requirements for this course.

English Language Requirements:

International applicants should have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with 5.5 in each component (or an approved equivalent*).

Career Prospects

This course has been specifically designed to develop your ability to commence to one of our exciting undergraduate degrees in either fine art or theatre and performance. You will focus on subject-specific modules that will ensure optimal preparation for your upcoming course.

When you begin your chosen undergraduate degree, the skills acquired on the Fine Art Foundation Year course should assist in your understanding of your chosen subject. Your newly developed research skills will also prove invaluable for assignments and projects.

Completion of your subsequent undergraduate degree will help to prepare you for future employment or the progression to further education or Master’s level courses.

Course Details

The Fine Art Foundation Year course offers a wide range of learning opportunities in challenging, stimulating and dynamic studio learning environments.Delivered over two semesters, this course incorporates six modules: Art & The City, The Body, Nature & Technologies, Identity, and Skills for University 1 &2.

Teaching is delivered through a mix of studio and workshop activity, lectures, seminars and the practical use of technology and equipment. This course is assessed through a range of methods including practice-based submissions, essays and presentations.

Foundation Year

The Body (Core,20 Credits)
Art and the City (Core,20 Credits)
Identity (Core,20 Credits)
Nature and Technologies (Core,20 Credits)
Skills for University 1 (Core,20 Credits)
Skills for University 2 (Core,20 Credits)

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