Fine Art and Art History at Kingston University - UCAS

Course summary

Reasons to choose Kingston

  • Kingston is ranked No.1 in London for Art and Design (The Times Good University Guide 2023).
  • The 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.
  • Our commitment to high quality teaching has been recognised with a Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Gold rating. The University has received an overall rating of Gold, as well as securing a Gold award in the framework's two new student experience and student outcomes categories.
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 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. Future Skills Embedded within every course curriculum and throughout the whole Kingston experience, Future Skills will play a role in shaping you to become a future-proof graduate, providing you with the skills most valued by employers such as problem-solving, digital competency, and adaptability. As you progress through your degree, you'll learn to navigate, explore and apply these graduate skills, learning to demonstrate and articulate to employers how future skills give you the edge. At Kingston University, we're not just keeping up with change, we're creating it. Career opportunities Our graduates have gone on to work in museums, galleries, auction houses, arts administration, curating, teaching, advertising, picture research and the media. The course is also an excellent foundation for postgraduate study.


– Researching the Contemporary – Sustaining Studio Practice – Key Concepts: Research, Interpretation & Communication To view the full list of modules, please visit the University course webpage.

Assessment method

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

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

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Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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

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Fine Art and Art History at Kingston University - UCAS