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Course summary

Become a rigorous and innovative critical thinker and practitioner. Build your skills, expertise and career opportunities by exploring wide-ranging areas of drawing practice and critical studies. Falmouth’s dedicated drawing degree is one of only a few in the UK. Working within a vibrant and collaborative studio culture, you’ll create ambitious work by developing informed opinions and techniques that combine theory with practice. You will: Work in our purpose-built, dedicated suite of studios with like-minded peers Study a variety of processes and approaches to the discipline, including life drawing, printmaking, etching, digital methods and the moving image Develop a portfolio that emphasises the dynamic possibilities and relevance of contemporary drawing practice Work alongside internationally recognised visiting artists Benefit from placement opportunities in your second year, making industry connections while exploring the real-world applications of drawing across sectors Have the chance to exhibit your work throughout your degree – previous spaces have included Wheal Martyn Clay Works, Gallery Tresco, the Robert Burt Gallery and ShelterBox Truro.

Modules

On this Drawing degree, you'll be supported by expert practitioners and researchers. You'll build your technical skills, critical understanding and career opportunities through exploring wide-ranging areas of drawing practice and contemporary critical studies. Working individually and collaboratively, you’ll consider the world around you and develop presentations, shows and portfolios that showcase a boundary-pushing approach to drawing. Year One Working closely with your tutors, and alongside internationally recognised visiting artists, you'll take on a series of projects to develop drawing-specific skills and concepts within a range of contemporary arts contexts. You'll also have opportunities to show your work in the studios and engage with peers across all three years. Modules Observing Worlds Practice in Context 1 Sensing Worlds Practice in Context 2 Year two In your second year, you'll be introduced to various strategies for developing drawing as a process. You'll plan and conduct your own projects with support from tutors, developing the ability to self-direct and manage creative projects. You'll also have the opportunity to work on a live and collaborative project with Fine Art students. Modules World Building Sustained Personal Enquiry 1 New Territories Sustained Personal Enquiry 2 Year three The modules in your final year give you the opportunity to demonstrate originality, skills and professionalism in producing a distinctive body of work and showcasing your ideas. You'll work on a project reflecting and building on your personal discoveries and ambitions, complemented by your dissertation and supporting personal tutorials. You'll also work on a major negotiated project, which will culminate in a public exhibition. Modules Agencies & Audiences Critical Worlding Realisation Public Platforms The modules above are those being studied by our students, or proposed new ones. Programme structures and modules can change as part of our curriculum enhancement and review processes. If a certain module is important to you, please discuss it with the Course Leader.

Assessment method

Continuous monitoring. Twice-yearly studio practice. Assessments. Written assignments. Self-evaluation. Final-year dissertation, project and exhibition.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
W110
Institution code:
F33
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

International applicants

If English is not your first language, you will need to demonstrate English language skills that are sufficiently developed for successful completion of your studies. We accept a range of recognised English language qualifications that are equivalent to the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic minimum score of 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening. Through the award of international scholarships, we aim to support academic enrichment by encouraging diversity and excellence at Falmouth. For details of our international scholarships, and how to apply for them, please visit our website at www.falmouth.ac.uk

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

If you are able to demonstrate relevant, current, equivalent experience instead of formal qualifications, we encourage you to apply. Please contact our Applicant Services team before applying, for advice regarding your individual experience and eligibility. If you are an international applicant and require a Student visa to study in the UK, you must have a recognised English language test approved and vouched for by the University at the appropriate level. Our Applicant Services team can help you with any general questions you may have about study visas or suitable language tests. For more specific advice, we recommend you also consult UKCISA http://www.ukcisa.org.uk/

Additional entry requirements

Interview

Portfolio


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6An (IELTS) Academic minimum score of 6.0 overall is required, with a minimum of 5.5 in Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening
Trinity ISEA minimum of Trinity ISE II with Distinction in all four components is required.
Cambridge English AdvancedLevel B2A minimum on the Cambridge English scale of 169 is required
PTE Academic55A minimum score in the Pearson Academic Test of English of 55 overall is required, with a minimum of 51 in all four components.

If English is not your first language, you will need to demonstrate English language skills that are sufficiently developed for successful completion of your studies. We accept a range of recognised English language qualifications that are equivalent to the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic minimum score of 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening

English language support at Falmouth

https://www.falmouth.ac.uk/international/english-language-support


Unistats information

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Student satisfaction
55%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
55%
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Fees and funding

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