University of Cumbria

Degree level: Undergraduate

Fine Art

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Course summary

You want to pursue your passion and develop your ideas into an exciting and fulfilling creative practice. Working in bespoke studios and workshops, we will help you to acquire and hone your art-making skills. 100% overall student satisfaction (National Student Survey 2019 and 2020) Course Overview You’ll develop knowledge and skills across the Fine Art disciplines of drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, ceramics, photography, filmmaking and digital media. You’ll have easy access to fabrication facilities in metal, wood and ceramic, as well as our print studio, darkroom and audio/visual labs. Tutors, who are all practicing artists, will support and inspire your studio practice with a historical, theoretical and critical understanding of Fine Art. You’ll learn entrepreneurial skills and be encouraged to exhibit locally and nationally throughout your studies. You will visit galleries of note, may create and run your own space in Carlisle as well as curate and organise numerous public exhibitions of your work – gaining essential professional experience. You’ll graduate with the skills and confidence to make a significant contribution to the artistic and cultural landscape. On this course you will...

  • Study inter-disciplinary skills, learning ALL the techniques you need to become a brilliant artist. Including sculpture drawing, painting & printmaking, photography, filmmaking, and even performance.
  • Be assigned a generous studio space on campus with access to specialist resources and equipment.
  • Take part in Student Exhibitions from day one. Year 0 exhibition, First Year Drawing Exhibition, Three Minute Film Festival, Seconds Out & a Final Year Degree Show.
  • Explore external exhibitions and artistic spaces. Our students run exhibitions across the city, arrange events and run workshops, contributing to the creative and cultural life of Carlisle.
What you will learn You will develop an awareness of contemporary fine art practices and hone your ability to make, critique and discuss your work and that of others. Our close-knit and supportive community will inspire your creativity and shape your individual practice. Year One -Materials and Methods An introduction to the tools and skills needed to make art work(s).
  • Cultural Contexts
Introduction to the cultural, historical, and social contexts in which creative work from a range of disciplines will be discussed, examined, and analysed.
  • Application
Develop a personal Fine Art practice in response to the module brief(s), by means of studio practice & contextual research.
  • Collaborative Practice
Work with other students to explore and practice the skills involved in creative collaboration. -Collaborative Brief Year Two
  • Enquiry 1
Learn to direct your own work and develop an awareness of your activity in practical, intellectual, and critical terms as part of the overall process of art-making.
  • Intersections
Explore Postmodern and Contemporary issues in Fine Art.
  • Enquiry 2
Develop independent working strategies underpinned by reflective, critical, and theoretical practice.
  • The Professional Self
Develop the necessary practical skills to present yourself and your work professionally and positively. Year Three
  • Practice 1
Hone your strategies of research in making and thinking.
  • Independent Research Paper
  • Practice 2
Carry out a self-designed, in-depth, and investigative personal project. The culmination of this module will be the public Degree Show for all final year students.

Course details


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
W100
Institution code:
C99
Campus name:
Carlisle - Brampton Road
Campus code:
B

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Additional entry requirements

Interview

Portfolio


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
60%
Student satisfaction
45%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
65%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £9250 Year 1
International £13250 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 of Cumbria - UCAS