Why Fine Art? Our Fine Art degree enables you to develop your full creative potential and individual artist's signature, with your ideas driving your choice of medium. You’ll acquire a broad range of technical and practical artistic skills, including drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, digital technologies, photography, video, performance, text and sound, exploring the practical and conceptual possibilities of each form. With opportunities to gain experience on placements with organisations such as the National Portrait Gallery, Spike Island Bristol, Arnolfini, Drawing Room, White Cube Bermondsey and Cheltenham's Wilson Gallery, our graduates stand out from the competition. There’s also the chance to be inspired by trips to international galleries in locations such as Barcelona, Berlin and Vienna, and spend a month in one of Rome’s prestigious culture research academies (additional costs may apply, see course web page for details). You’ll draw on the expertise of accomplished lecturers, including practicing artists and published authors, as you create an extensive portfolio of artistic work. You can take advantage of opportunities to showcase your work at national and international exhibitions and even sell your work at an exhibition in Amsterdam, where there’s the chance to win a €5,000 prize. Working in our dedicated studios and 3D workshops, you’ll also benefit from state-of-the-art facilities and equipment. Why University of Gloucestershire? At University of Gloucestershire, we’ve been encouraging students to meet every ambition since 1847. Join us and you’ll benefit from our three UoG promises: 1. UoG Career Promise – if you are not in a job 6 months after graduating, we’ll guarantee you 6 months of free support post-graduation should you need it, followed by the offer of a paid internship and lifetime career coaching* (*eligibility conditions apply). 2. UoG Accommodation Promise – we guarantee all first-year students accommodation on, or near, the campus you’re studying at. 3. UoG Connections Promise – whilst at UoG, you’ll find the connections to reach your goals. With over 4,000 placements and more than 60 clubs and societies to join, you’ll make connections for life. Our ambition is boundless. Experienced lecturers promote a real-world ethos and treat our students as more than just a number. Alongside our strong support system, guest speakers, networking events and influential partnerships will help you prepare for life after graduation, whether that be in a successful career in your field or onto further study. Students never tire of finding inspiration here in the unique county of Gloucestershire – innovation and bravery thrive here. Cheltenham and Gloucester offer the best of city and country living, with the rolling hills of the Cotswolds paired with vibrant nightclubs and stunning parks in the bustling town and city centres. After the course Your story doesn’t end with us at graduation. We support our graduates to balance purpose with ambition, and 96% of University of Gloucestershire graduates are in work or further study within six months of completing their course*. *Graduate Outcomes Survey published 2023 and based on 2020/21 leavers. Experience an open day Book yourself a place at a University of Gloucestershire open day at www.glos.ac.uk/BookAnOpenDay. Our open days have been designed to inform you, inspire you, and help you make the right decision about your next step. It’s your chance to see the university for yourself, get a real insight into what we're about and meet your potential course tutors and lecturers. Our friendly student ambassadors will also be on hand to show you round your campus. To find out more information about this course, visit www.glos.ac.uk/OurCourses, email us on [email protected] or call 03330 14 14 14.
You will explore the practical and conceptual possibilities of a range of different forms and media including drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture/installation, 2D image-making, photography, video, performance, text and sound. You'll be assessed through studio coursework with some theory assignments.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
We welcome international students from around the world. Studying in the UK can be a great experience allowing you to meet new people, try new things and experience a new country. Come and join us. Please see the full details of entry requirements in your country: http://www.glos.ac.uk/study/international/in-your-region/pages/in-your-country.aspx
Grade 4/C in GCSE English Language and Mathematics (or equivalent) are normally required.
Additional entry requirements
English language requirements
International students will need to produce evidence of an acceptable score on an approved English language test such as IELTS. We run pre-sessional English language courses to help you prepare for undergraduate or postgraduate study.
English Language requirements
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