University Centre Somerset - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: The Open University

Fine Art (Top-Up)

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Course summary

TEF Silver

University Centre Somerset - Bridgwater & Taunton College has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.

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Our programme of study is designed to promote and develop inventiveness, improvisational skills and the questioning of established practices. With an emphasis on making, students are encouraged to experiment with processes and materials, acquiring new workshop skills and realising the potential for creative processes to communicate ideas visually. This approach to learning also involves transformative experiences with unpredictable visual outcomes. New ways of thinking and problem solving are encouraged and your individual responses are developed in relation to contexts of art practice and to the wider world around you. You’ll have designated studio space and a variety of well equipped workshop facilities. In addition to our End of Year Degree Show, students fundraise to showcase their work to industry at events such as Free Range or City galleries. Career Progression Employment opportunities for Fine Art graduates are many and varied, including creative arts practice, arts administration, teaching, curating, and arts therapy. Many of our students establish their own studios as artists or craftspeople, while others progress to postgraduate study in a related discipline including MA and PGCE programmes.

Course details

Modules

Modules could include:

  • Studio Practice
* Visual Culture

Assessment method

Assessment is by 100% coursework, and we undertake continuous modular assessment. Studio and site-specific projects are a major part of the course, complemented by lectures, seminars and workshops. Students are also assessed on a final exhibition at the end of the year

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code857T
Institution code B70
Campus nameTaunton Campus
Campus codeT

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level Not accepted
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Not accepted
Access to HE Diploma Not accepted
Scottish Higher Not accepted

Applicants must have a Foundation Degree, HND or equivalent Level 5 qualification in an appropriate discipline. Students also require GCSE English Grade 4-9 or recognised equivalent

Additional entry requirements

Interview

Portfolio


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Fine Art (Top-Up) at University Centre Somerset - Bridgwater & Taunton College - UCAS