Fine Art (Top-Up) at University Centre Somerset - Bridgwater & Taunton College - UCAS

Course summary

Our programme of study is designed to promote and develop inventiveness, improvisational skills and the questioning of established practices. 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. The programme encourages the exploration of a wide range of contemporary fine art practices such as performance, collaboration and film as well as traditional skills including wet photography, printmaking and ceramics facilities that are now rare in modern institutions. Understanding and engaging with professional fine art practice is central to this course. Therefore, visiting lecturers, visits to museums or residential opportunities in the UK and abroad may form part of the wider education. Exhibiting your own work is also a priority. In addition to your End of Year Degree Show, you will have opportunities to exhibit work throughout the course at our in-house gallery and at external venues. Students also may have the opportunity to fundraise to take their degree show on tour to industry at events such as Free Range in London, or in galleries in our regional creative hub of Bristol. Beyond graduation, we continue to invest in our graduates by including them in events, exhibition opportunities and offer residency placements. The modules studied may include: • Studio Practice (Development) • Studio Practice (Exhibition) • Context Progression Opportunities Employment opportunities for Fine Art graduates are many and varied, including creative arts practice, curating, arts administration, arts therapy and roles in museums, galleries, community engagement and education. 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. Fine art graduates are also excellent creative problem-solvers who would benefit any employer


The modules studied may include: • Studio Practice (Development) • Studio Practice (Exhibition) • Context

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

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

International applicants are required to apply through UCAS. For details please contact the HE Admissions Team

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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

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You will be advised of the content of your portfolio at the time of your interview invitation

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

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 .

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Fine Art (Top-Up) at University Centre Somerset - Bridgwater & Taunton College - UCAS