Fine Art (with integrated foundation year) at University of Cumbria - UCAS

Course summary

Pursue your passion and develop your ideas into an exciting and fulfilling creative practice. Working in bespoke studios and workshops, studying our Fine Art course will help you to acquire and hone your art-making skills. Join our Bachelor of Fine Art degree through an integrated foundation year to explore your passion and learn more about university life. 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 Our close-knit and supportive community will inspire your creativity and shape your individual practice. In your foundation year, you will work across a range of disciplines and approaches to making, in a small and highly supportive studio environment. 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
  • Making Images
  • Making Objects
  • Visual Enquiry
  • Environment
  • Portfolio and Progression
  • Collaborative Brief
Year Two
  • Materials and Methods
  • Cultural Contexts
  • Application
  • Collaborative Practice
Year Three
  • Enquiry 1
  • Intersections
  • Enquiry 2
  • The Professional Self
Year Four
  • Practice 1
  • Independent Research Paper
  • Practice 2

How to apply

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Carlisle - Brampton Road
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

If you are over 21 and returning to study after being in relevant employment for a minimum of 3 years and do not meet the published entry requirements for Year 1 of our degree courses, please do not assume you are not qualified to join us. Our experienced Admissions and Academic staff will review your prior qualifications and professional experience to support your application. The Integrated Foundation Year programmes support your return to education and are specifically designed for students who have the ability to study for a degree but may not have all the necessary qualifications, skills or experience to join the degree in Year 1. Contact our Course Enquiries Team for more information.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £13575 Year 1

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 .

Additional fee information

These fees are for the first year only. For years 2 - 4, the BA or BSc fee will apply. Visit for more information about student fees and finance, and for details about our alumni discount.
Fine Art (with integrated foundation year) at University of Cumbria - UCAS