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Course summary

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  • Join an interdisciplinary community of practising artists whose work investigates the present and shapes the future
  • Grow your confidence to make art in an inclusive environment which encourages diverse perspectives
  • Experiment with materials and processes, taking risks, investigating unfamiliar concepts and testing new ideas
  • Collaborate in curating exhibitions, events and screenings and grow your networks locally, nationally and internationally
Studying Fine Art develops the imagination, practical and critical skills needed for an ever-changing world. This course will help you develop your individual art practice and build your networks to open up future professional opportunities. How you learn All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive. Based in our bespoke studios, workshops, and digital spaces, you’ll become part of a dynamic and collaborative learning community. Together, you’ll undertake creative adventures, explore possibilities, and challenge conventions. Through our teaching, we help you unlock your potential to contribute as a creative thinker and doer and apply your knowledge to art practice, culture and society. You learn through:
  • Studio practice
  • Workshops
  • Technical demonstrations
  • Group and individual tutorials
  • Creative reviews
  • Lectures
  • Guest talks
  • External visits and field trips
Key themes Throughout the course, you’ll develop your making and thinking skills using a diverse range of creative processes, media and software – and you’ll explore ideas and practices through workshops led by skilled tutors and technicians. Activities include painting, print, sculpture, installation, photography, moving image, performance and interaction, art writing, site-specific and socially-engaged/participatory work, and other forms of contemporary art practice. You’ll learn different methods for research, understanding how artists work and think, and how research supports the development of contemporary practice. By collaborating with others, you’ll build confidence in communicating ideas and sharing your work with audiences. At every step, we’ll help you position your practice in relation to real-world opportunities and challenges, so you can create work for particular contexts and participants through exhibitions, screenings and other live projects with external partners. Course support We’re a dedicated, qualified, and highly experienced teaching team, with world-leading research and recognised professional creative reputations, who take the time to get to know you. Throughout your learning journey, you’ll experience a range of dedicated personal, academic and career development support. Work placements You’ll have the opportunity to undertake a year-long work placement (25 weeks minimum) or multiple placements before your final year. This gives you valuable work experience to prepare you for your future career and allows you to graduate with an Applied Professional Diploma to add to your CV. Live projects Take part in live projects in creative and critical arts practice where you work with external partners to respond to real-world challenges, projects and opportunities. Field trips We offer opportunities to go on study trips and visits in the UK and abroad – with free travel and accommodation for all mandatory field trips. Students can also apply for funding through the Turing Scheme to support a study exchange or placement outside of the UK.


Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances. You will be able to complete a placement year as part of this course. See the modules table below for further information. Year 1 Compulsory modules Developing Fine Art: Progressing Ideas And Expanding Practice Introducing Fine Art: Ideas, Materials And Processes Year 2 Compulsory modules Contexts For Fine Art: Working With Sites, Communities, Audiences And Participants Experiments In Fine Art: Curiosity, Testing, Positioning Future Now: Collaboration In Action Year 3 Optional modules Placement Year Final year Compulsory modules Challenging Fine Art: Deepening Creative And Critical Investigation Presenting Fine Art: Resolving Ideas And Making Public

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How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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Additional entry requirements


-If your application is successful you will receive an email inviting you to submit your portfolio by email and submission details by an online google form. -The portfolio helps us understand whether we are able to offer you a place on the course you’ve applied for. Your UCAS statement and portfolio provide you with the opportunity to demonstrate your creative experience, potential ability and enthusiasm for the course you’ve applied for.


Please note that this information is subject to change without notice by Sheffield Hallam University.

English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6If English is not your first language, you will need an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills or equivalent.

If your English language skill is currently below IELTS 6.0 we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English score.

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Unistats information

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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
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £16655 Year 1
International £16655 Year 1

Additional fee information

Our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2024/25 is £9,250 per year. These fees are regulated by the UK government and are therefore subject to changes in government policy. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200. Our tuition fee for International/EU students starting full-time study in 2024/25 is £16,655 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200. Please refer to our website for up-to-date information on costs and fees:

Sponsorship information

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to students who study this course.

Fine Art at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS