This course focuses on contemporary approaches to fine art and the practice and theories that inform it. You’ll be actively encouraged to explore your ideas through a range of media including painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, video, installation, photography and digital media. Supporting you will be a team of internationally practising artists, each bringing their unique research, experiences and interests directly into their teaching. The lively and diverse lecture programme sees visiting artists and art professionals discuss their own practice while encouraging debate and discussion. Throughout the course, we’ll foster your natural abilities and interests in a stimulating environment. Excellently equipped facilities and your own personal studio space allow you to experiment and develop your practice.
University of Hertfordshire
BA (Hons) Fine Art
|BCC-BBC - Including formal or informal qualifications in Art or Design
Access course: Diploma with 45 level 3 credits at merit.
All students from non-majority English speaking countries require proof of English language proficiency, equivalent to an overall IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each band.
Our graduates find employment across the creative and culture industries: as professional artists who exhibit and undertake commissions, as community based creative practitioners, curators, arts administration and educators. The transferable skills taught on the programme means our graduates are equipped with the communication skills and inventiveness that are valued in creative professions.
The Fine Art degree at the University of Hertfordshire is a dynamic, practice-based course that actively prepares students for a wide variety of careers in the creative arts. The course ethos is to enable students to understand the many contexts of art making through the direct experience of presenting, siting and exhibiting their work.
Our aim is to create confident, self-motivated and highly skilled art practitioners, so our students have access to world-class technical resources, generous studio spaces and the opportunity to use the most up to date equipment. The programme benefits from access to a range of project and exhibiting spaces where students can test their work in a public setting. Students are actively encouraged to exploit all these resources to explore the potential of their work to its fullest.
Teaching and technical support
The programme values one-to-one teaching in support of individual development, alongside peer learning within technical skills workshops and group seminars.
Teaching on the programme is delivered by tutors who are practicing artists exhibiting internationally and supported by a vibrant programme of visiting artists and industry professionals. Within the School, there is a lively and diverse lecture programme with contributions from artists, poets, art critics and curators, so our students can link with practicing artists and contemporary artwork.
Taught workshops traverse all areas of contemporary practice, including painting, sculpture, digital imaging, printmaking, moving image, installation, photography, moving image and more. Alongside this, the Critical and Cultural Studies modules provide students with the skills to critically analyse contemporary visual arts and culture, both in written studies and within the context of the studio.
Fine art practice 1a
Fine art practice 1b
Fine art in context 1
Fine art: visions, contexts, languages (c&cs)
Fine art practice 2a
Fine art practice 2b
Fine art in context 2
Fine art: debates and values (c&cs)
Professional work experience 30: visual arts
Fine art practice 3a
Fine art practice 3b
Fine art degree essay
Sandwich year (creative arts)
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