Fine Art at The Northern School of Art - UCAS

Course summary

In a suite of dedicated studios and well-equipped workshops, we will provide you with technical expertise, conceptual confidence and industry ‘know-how’. Over three years, you will have the opportunity to become a specialist in this medium – challenging and extending traditional disciplines such as painting, photography, video and sculpture. Choose to explore and create experimental combinations of ideas and processes to create your own hybrid form of art. By the end of your degree course, you will be experienced in organising and curating exhibitions. You will have been helped and encouraged to understand the historical and contemporary context of your practice. You will have the opportunity to develop and establish a well-informed personal visual language that communicates well with contemporary audiences. You will gain initiative, communication skills and a critical faculty that will be invaluable in the creative industries as well as in a wider range of careers.


In your first year (Level Four) you will explore:

  • Two-Dimensional Analogue Practices
  • Time and Lens Based Practices
  • Three-Dimensional Practices
  • Exploring Subject Matter through Drawing and Research
  • Introduction to Personal Practice
  • From Renaissance to Modernism
In your second year (Level Five) you will develop:
  • Establishing Personal Practice
  • Situating Personal Practice
  • Theory in Relation to Practice
  • Professional Studies - Exhibition
In your third year (Level Six) you will produce:
  • Project Research and Preparation
  • Dissertation Report
  • Final Major Project
- Final Show and Portfolio

Assessment method

In course assessment. Each module is assessed upon completion and given a percentage mark.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

International applicants

We do not currently accept students from outside of the UK. However, we can accept applications from those have evidence of pre-settled status to live, work and study in the UK. Please contact [email protected] for more information.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Your potential is our main focus when assessing your suitability for the programme you have applied to. Because of this, we take into account all aspects of your application and not just your academic profile. If you are a mature applicant (i.e. 21+ years), we will place more emphasis on your portfolio and the skills and experience you can demonstrate at interview. Your portfolio, which you bring to interview, is an integral part of the assessment. It should demonstrate your current skills, interests and knowledge where appropriate. It is also expected that you will bring evidence of written work to interview and/or have a Level 2 qualification in English/Literacy.

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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

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

As with most creative programmes delivered at higher education, this programme will have additional costs such as material and basic tools and contribution towards educational visits to ensure successful completion of the programme. The School offers financial support packages to help with this, whether this be through means-tested bursaries and/or grants. In addition, the School offers subsidised resale of course materials, free use of studios etc. More detailed information is provided at the interview stage; however, if you require this sooner please contact [email protected]

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Fine Art at The Northern School of Art - UCAS