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Course summary

The BA (Hons) in Fine Art has been designed to introduce you to a variety of creative disciplines such as painting, drawing, video, sculpture and photography but also to address the blurring of traditional boundaries between these disciplines. This introduction serves as the basis for your development as artists, makers and as creative thinkers engaged in the cultural life of contemporary society. The programme aims to offer a learning experience in which the interdependence of practical and theoretical development underpins the acquisition of knowledge and learning.


Year 1 for full-time students (Level 4): FA101 Introduction to Fine Art; FA102 Visual and Cultural Contexts 1; FA103 Visual and Cultural Contexts 2; FA104 Thematic, Technical and Conceptual Development; FA105 Introduction to Studio Practice. Year 2 for full-time students (Level 5): FA201 Professional Practice; FA202 Studio Practice; FA203 Site Specific Artwork; FA205 Cultural Contexts and Dissertation Proposal. Year 3 for full-time students (Level 6): FA301 Dissertation; FA302 Research and Formative Development; FA303 Subject Realisation; FA304 Professional Practice.

Assessment method

Coursework is assessed in a range of different ways in order to accommodate a variety of learning styles and aptitudes including portfolio and sketchbook submissions, exhibitions, group presentations, written essays and research folders. Percentage of the course assessed by coursework: Year 1 100% coursework: 80% Studio based with a written element 20%; Year 2 100% coursework: 80% Studio based with a written element 20%; Year 3 100% coursework: 75% Studio based with a written element 25%.

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from students requiring a Student visa. For more information, please contact the course provider.

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University Centre Southend
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

The University Centre has decided to temporarily stop sponsoring international students who need a student visa to study on our programmes in our campuses in the UK until further notice.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6IELTS 6.0 - minimum 5.5 across all components.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £8000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8000 Year 1
Scotland £8000 Year 1
Wales £8000 Year 1
EU £17930 Year 1
International £17930 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Fine Art at University Centre South Essex - UCAS