Art Practice at West Suffolk College - UCAS

West Suffolk College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of East Anglia

Art Practice

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Course summary

BA (Hons) Art Practice is interdisciplinary and cross-specialist in areas such as Printmaking, Drawing & Painting, Mixed Media, and 3D Creation. The programme combines theoretical perspectives with the development of practical art skills. Central to our ethos is the notion that through exposure to art theory, analysis of contextual material and critical reflection, visual awareness is developed and effective strategies to convey meaning are formed. Innovative idea-generation and problem-solving are fundamental to the course design. The programme places vocational art at its center, enabling you to develop an understanding of the professional world of art and design in order that you can establish their own individual practice. The programme enables the exploration of a range of specialisms and develops critical contextual skills, emphasising and encouraging creative growth through enquiry and experimentation to create visual solutions with originality and flair.


Level 4:

  • Visual Communication and 2D Problem-solving
  • Visual Communication and 3D Problem-solving
  • Creative Perspectives
  • Drawing: Materials Process & Technique
  • Cross-specialist Collaboration
  • Showcase
Level 5:
  • Pathways & Mentorship
  • Research Methods
  • Drawing in Context
  • Commercial Creation
Level 6:
  • Practice-led Dissertation
  • Major Project
  • Professional Art Practice
- Professional Portfolio

Assessment method

Assessment is undertaken in a variety of ways, with much of the practical work assessed as sketchbooks and final physical art outcomes, supported by written reflections, presentations, and summative portfolios of practice. The assessments are specifically designed to support your development as a commercial artist and embedded within your portfolio of practice as both physical and virtual portfolios.

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from students requiring a Student visa. For more information, please contact the course provider.

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West Suffolk College Sixth Form Campus
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

The college does not accept International Applications for this course.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Additional entry requirements


Applicants who do not meet the published entry requirements will be considered on an individual basis based upon prior learning and relevant experience.

English language requirements

GCSE Maths and English at Level 4 and above.

Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £8500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8500 Year 1
Scotland £8500 Year 1
Wales £8500 Year 1
Channel Islands £8500 Year 1

Additional fee information

There are associated costs for this course which will not be covered in the Course Fees and are dependent on your chosen specialist medium. These include: Sketchbooks and Spiral Display Book Specialist Digital Equipment to use outside of the studio (such as lap top and graphic design suites). We advise you to invest in your own portable hard-drive or cloud subscriptions. We encourage you to consider investing in professional printing for your portfolio as well as frames and mounts for individual displays. We arrange optional enhancement trips to galleries and artist studios with costs dependent on location.
Art Practice at West Suffolk College - UCAS