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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
The modules studied may include
- Time, Presence, Experience
- Other Perspectives
- Visual Culture
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.
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|Campus name||Taunton Campus|
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|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
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Fees and funding
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