Kingston University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Fine Art and Art History

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Course summary

TEF Bronze

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Reasons to choose Kingston – Kingston was ranked ninth in the UK for Art in the Guardian University League Tables 2020. – Kingston University is an associate of the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), so you’ll receive free membership and access to seminars and events. – You’ll gain the expertise to develop independent thought and confidence in your practice, as well as transferable skills suitable for employment in the creative industries. About this course This course will support your development as an artist and help you engage with visual and material culture. It combines a fine art studio practice with a historical and critical study of visual images. In our workshops, you’ll build confidence and competence. You’ll produce work for a portfolio, exhibition and review and have the chance to exhibit your work. You’ll explore both traditional forms of painting and sculpture as well as new forms such as film and digital printmaking. You’ll analyse cultural, historical and political contexts and environments. Through a guided research project, you’ll examine an art history theme in depth and complete a dissertation.

Course details


Examples of modules: Please note that is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list. Year 1:

  • Introducing Studio Practice
  • Professional Skills I
Year 2:
  • Developing Studio Practice
  • Professional Skills II
Year 3:
  • Sustaining Studio Practice
- Professional Skills III

Assessment method

Assessment typically comprises exams (eg test or exam), practical (eg presentations, performance) and coursework (eg essays, reports, self-assessment, portfolios, dissertation).

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 codeWV1H
Institution code K84
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 112 points The preferred entry route for this course is for applicants to be taking an Art & Design Foundation Diploma, or the recognised equivalent. Applicants will need a minimum of 112 tariff points from recognised level 3 qualifications. Plus GCSE (A*–C or comparable numeric scores under the newly reformed GCSE gradings): five subjects including English and Maths (Key Skills Level 2 may be used in lieu of GCSE English and Maths). Offers will be made on the basis of your UCAS application, portfolio of work and interview for selected applicants. You will be notified by email giving you advice about how to upload your online portfolio, once we have received your application.

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Additional entry requirements



English language requirements

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change as we are awaiting the Office For Student Guidance on Fee levels for 2021 and beyond. For foundation year and international fees, please visit: Please visit the provider course webpage for further information regarding additional course costs
Fine Art and Art History at Kingston University - UCAS