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Course summary

You'll develop an ambitious and creative body of work produced in our excellent studio facilities, supported by artist-lecturers and visiting practitioners, while gaining a critical awareness of your own identity as an artist, preparing you to become a critically aware artist graduate. Your portfolio will be informed and enriched by modules in art history, museum and curatorial studies, and cultural and media theory – all put into context through a practice-related dissertation. Studio work is supported by a series of professional practice modules in which you acquire skills to enable you to pursue a wide range of art-related careers. You'll initiate and organise curated exhibitions to develop both your practice and your ability to connect your practice with contemporary culture. Specialist facilities The School has excellent facilities and resources. You'll work in well lit studios with 24-hour access and will benefit from versatile exhibition spaces and social areas. Resources include:

  • dedicated Mac and PC computer suites for audio production, video editing animation and image manipulation;
  • printmaking workshops for etching, relief and screen printing;
  • a photography darkroom for film developing and printing;
  • a woodworking and casting area;
  • digital and 3D printing.
In addition to the wide range of museums and galleries in the city and beyond, the University campus features:
  • The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery
  • Treasures of the Brotherton Gallery
  • Museum of the History of Science, Technology and Medicine
  • Marks & Spencer Company Archive
  • International Textile Collection
  • Public art trail
  • Project Space – a multi-purpose space in the School designed for the development of curatorial practice and visiting exhibitions.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

International applicants

We accept a range of international equivalent qualifications. Contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office for more information.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Art Foundation Diploma: Merit/Distinction with an A level at grade A (excluding General Studies or Critical Thinking). For further information about entry requirements, please see

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English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)66.0 overall, with no less than 5.5 in any component

If you're an international student and you don't meet the English language requirements for this course, you may be able to study our undergraduate pre-sessional English course, to help improve your English language level.

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Fees and funding

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Fine Art at University of Leeds - UCAS