Fine Art and Contemporary Arts Practice (Top-up) at SGS (South Gloucestershire and Stroud College) - UCAS

Course summary

BA (Hons) Fine Art and Contemporary Arts Practice (level 6) is a 1-year course based at Bristol School of Art. You will join this course from the Foundation Degree in Fine Art and Design and Materials at Bristol or Stroud School of Art, or with another level 5 qualification in fine art (or other closely relevant subject). You will be able to take advantage of the cultural and artistic opportunities that Bristol has to offer whilst developing your individual fine art practice further. You will experience taught workshops initially, then increasingly independent studio sessions will enable you to develop and extend your practice, working towards an exhibition at the end of the year. You will put your own work in context in terms of contemporary fine art theory and practice by participating in seminars, tutorials and lectures, including those from visiting artists. A professional application for a relevant cultural opportunity (residency or exhibiting call-out) will give you the opportunity to evaluate your identity as an artist. You will write a dissertation after focused critical research into a key question of interest to you, supported by critical study skills sessions and supervisory tutorials. The course is assessed by coursework (professional practice documentation and dissertation) and practical portfolios, including exhibiting resolved work. Part time routes are available. For more information, please email [email protected] GRADUATE OPPORTUNITIES: • Fine Artist • Curator • Museum/Gallery work • Artist Residencies • Education • Postgraduate • Further studies


Level 6 Modules Professional Practice Studio Practice 1 Studio Practice 2 Dissertation: Research Project

Assessment method

Coursework (No Exams), Practical assignments, Presentations and Dissertation

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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Bristol School of Art
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

We welcome applications from international and EU students, and accept a range of international qualifications. You will need to take the following English qualification as part of the Visa process: IELTS (Academic) - Overall score of 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each component When you are thinking about studying overseas, it is important that you understand all the costs involved. It is essential to budget for your studies prior to leaving your home country and to arrange all your funding for your tuition fees and your living costs. Please follow this link for more details about your visa requirements:

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Foundation Degree or HND in relevant subject

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £8500 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £8500 Year 1
England £8500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8500 Year 1
Scotland £8500 Year 1
Wales £8500 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

Students will be asked to pay material costs and the Course Leader will be able to advise on costs. Students will be asked to contribute to the cost of international visits, again the Course Leader will advise. Students may wish to purchase extra specialist equipment for their area of interest.
Fine Art and Contemporary Arts Practice (Top-up) at SGS (South Gloucestershire and Stroud College) - UCAS