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Course summary

This course offers a challenging opportunity to study both the technical and contextual aspects of traditional and contemporary painting. Through a mixed sequence of objective and subjective projects, which explore the grammar and forms of painting, the course develops an informed context to extemporise and develop a personal expression, as well as a fuller understanding of the subject. The course also delivers a taught drawing programme, from years one through to three, which is an integral component of the Painting course. You will be learning in an environment that encourages personal expression and interpretation as well as collaborative activity. As a result, you will be able to study and develop your full creative potential, both critically and practically, in the context of the contemporary visual art world. Our Painting graduates have been highly successful in achieving a diverse range of national awards, from a BAFTA (for a music video) to the established Florence Scholarships. Many have also studied at prestigious postgraduate schools, including the Slade and the Royal College of Art.

How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2023.

If you already have a 2023 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £6750* Year 1
EU £6750* Year 1
Scotland £1820* Year 1
England £6750* Year 1
Northern Ireland £6750* Year 1
Wales £6750* Year 1
Channel Islands £6750* Year 1
International £15450* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
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