University Centre Somerset - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: The Open University

Fine Art

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Course summary

The aim of the programme is to provide a challenging and stimulating education through contemporary fine art practice. 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 outcomes. You’ll have designated studio space and access to a variety of well-equipped workshop facilities. The programme encourages the exploration of a wide range of contemporary fine art practices such as performance, collaboration and film as well as traditional skills including wet photography, printmaking and ceramics facilities that are now rare in modern institutions. 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 may form part of the wider education. Exhibiting your own work is also a priority. In addition to your End of Year Degree Show, you will have several opportunities to exhibit work throughout the course at our in-house gallery and at external venues. Progression Opportunities This course is a good basis from which to continue your studies with the BA (Hons) Fine Art Top-up year or progress your own professional creative practice.

Course details

Modules

The modules studied may include: • Drawing • Materiality • Temporality • Context • Studio Practice • Community, Identity, Environment • Professional Practice

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.

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
W100
Institution code:
B70
Campus name:
Taunton Campus
Campus code:
T

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

International applicants are required to apply through UCAS. For further details regarding the course please contact the HE Admissions Team

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

students are also required to have 4 GCSEs to include English Grades 4 - 9 Mature applicants with relevant experience who do not have the stated entry requirements are encouraged to apply

Additional entry requirements

Interview

Portfolio

You will be advised on the content of your portfolio when you receive your interview invitation


Unistats information

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Student satisfaction
55%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
70%
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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

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Fine Art at University Centre Somerset - Bridgwater & Taunton College - UCAS