Fine Art

Anglia Ruskin University

Degree level: Undergraduate
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Course summary

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Develop your skills as an artist through studio work and one-to-one tuition at Cambridge School of Art. Learn about art theory and techniques, and develop an advanced understanding of contemporary fine art practice. This course will equip you with the skills and knowledge you need to succeed as an artist. Through seminars and written work, you’ll develop an understanding of art theory and technique. You’ll also specialise in a particular area: you might focus on modern media such as photography, digital imaging or video art; or more traditional media like painting, drawing, sculpture or printmaking. Supported by our expert staff, who are all practising artists, you’ll develop your own visual language and exhibit your work at each stage of the course, from Year 1 up to the final degree show. There’s the chance to create installations for the Cambridge Botanical Gardens and to organise solo exhibitions around the city. As well as your practice, you’ll develop your understanding of debates about the nature of art: how it can be evaluated, what it might represent, and the meanings it might convey. From this you will form an appreciation and enjoyment of fine art that will last a lifetime.

Course details


Year one, core modules Fine Art Practice 1 Fine Art in Contexts Images Today Year one, optional modules Approaches to Drawing Experimental Practice English for Study 1 & 2 Year two, core modules Fine Art Practice 2 (core module) Debates and Practices Year two, optional modules You must choose 45 credits, at least 15 from Group A and 15 from Group B Group A Installation Practice Printmaking: Materials, Processes and Ideas Time Based Media Site-specific Work Contemporary Digital Approaches Printmaking: Photographic Processes Group B Business for the Creative Arts Contemporary Film and Video Identities Writing for Images Anglia Language Programme Year three, core modules Fine Art Practice 3 (core module) Research Project Major Project

Assessment method

You’ll show your progress in a number of ways. On contextual modules you’ll produce essays or shorter written assignments, while on studio modules you’ll either submit portfolios of artwork, or install exhibitions. In years 2 and 3 assessment by exhibition will form a significant part of your fine art study, and the degree show will form part of your final Major Project assessment. You’ll receive feedback throughout the year, including mid-year reviews on all the core modules, when you will present ongoing artwork to tutors. You’ll also submit essays or artwork at formal assessment points at the end of semester or end of year. You won’t have to take any exams on our BA (Hons) Fine Art course.

How to apply

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 codeW105
Institution code A60
Campus nameCambridge Campus
Campus codeC

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 96 points UCAS Tariff Points from a minimum of 2 A levels (or equivalent).
A level 96 UCAS Tariff Points from a minimum of 2 A levels (or equivalent).
Access to HE Diploma UCAS Tariff Points accepted.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 3 GCSEs at grade C, or grade 4, or above, including English.

2020 Entry requirements are under review for the next cycle and have been published using the current cycle information. Please check back when apply opens for the exact requirements. You may also be accepted to this course with an IELTS 5.5 (Academic level- with no individual score being lower than 5.5) or equivalent English Language qualification as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University, but will then be required to undertake additional compulsory free English language modules in your first year.

Additional entry requirements



Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250* Year 1
England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information 2020 International Fees are to be confirmed
Fine Art at Anglia Ruskin University - UCAS