University Centre Somerset - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: The Open University

Fine Art

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Course summary

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The aim of the Foundation Degree Fine Art course is to provide a challenging and stimulating education through contemporary fine art practice. With a focus on 'making', the practical nature of this course enables you to establish an artistic identity and to situate your artistic practice within fine art and wider contexts and communities. We aim to equip you with a range of practical making skills underpinned by a theoretical awareness of visual culture, so you can analyse, and critically reflect upon, your visual outcome. You will have designated studio space and access to a variety of well-equipped workshop facilities. Projects will include exciting directed briefs and self-initiated schemes of work, as well as collaboration with peers, galleries and other organisations. Understanding and engaging with professional fine art practice is central to this course. Therefore, visiting lecturers, visits to museums or residential opportunities in the UK and abroad form part of the wider education. Exhibiting your own work is also a priority. In addition to your End of Year Show, you will have several opportunities to exhibit work throughout the course at our in-house gallery and at external venues. Career opportunities This course is a good basis from which to continue your studies with a BA (Hons) Fine Art Top-Up year or progress your own professional creative practice

Course details

Modules

The modules studied may include

  • Drawing
  • Materiality
  • Time, Presence, Experience
  • Other Perspectives
*Professional Practice
  • Visual Culture
and a series of Studio Practice modules

Assessment method

Assessment is by 100% coursework, and we undertake continuous modular assessment. Studio and site-specific projects are a major part of the course, complemented by lectures, seminars and workshops. Students are also assessed by means of a live project or work placement, as well as on curating an exhibition.


How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from Tier 4 international students. For more information, please contact the course provider.

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeW100
Institution code B70
Campus nameTaunton Campus
Campus codeT

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 64 points from a full level 3 qualification
A level 64 UCAS tariff points
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MPP
Access to HE Diploma 64 UCAS points

students are also required to have five GCSEs to include English Language Grade C or above

Additional entry requirements

Interview

Portfolio


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Fine Art at University Centre Somerset - Bridgwater & Taunton College - UCAS