Why study this course This is a top-up version of our Fine Art BA (Hons) degree. A top-up degree is the final year (Level 6) of an undergraduate degree course and is for those who have a foundation degree, Higher National Diploma or equivalent qualification, or those wishing to study the final year of their degree in London. On this superb fine art degree you’ll be taught by internationally renowned artists in our state-of-the-art facilities, attend international events and gain all the skills and expertise you'll need to succeed as an artist. London Met has been ranked seventh in the UK for fine art and photography in by The Guardian's university league tables 2020. In the most recent Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey, 100% of all 2017 graduates from this course were in work or further study within six months. More about this course At our School of Art, Architecture and Design, you’ll be studying in a famous art school in one of the busiest contemporary art scenes in Europe. London is home to hundreds of art galleries and museums, art events and a range of art organisations and businesses. On this exciting and challenging undergraduate degree, you'll be taught in cutting-edge studios by practising London artists who are passionate about art and teaching. Our staff include artists with an impressive track record of international shows such as Bob and Roberta Smith, Pil and Galia Kollectiv and Mel Brimfield. There’s also an extensive programme of lectures from guest artists. Facilities include spacious art studios, the latest 3D printing and laser-cutting facilities, exhibition spaces and even a roof garden. You’ll also have access to state-of-the-art digital media, print, painting, photography, ceramics and sculpture workshops. You’ll study alongside a diverse mix of ambitious and prolific fellow art students and will associate with architects, designers, musicians and film directors, providing a collaborative atmosphere that will stimulate your creativity. With two huge all-student exhibitions taking place, as well as a major degree show every summer, you will have excellent opportunities to showcase your work. There will also be artists in residence, art awards, access to private viewings, regular field trips to the Venice Biennale and other European art events plus invaluable advice from artists who’ll guide you into your art career. As a final year student you will have the opportunity to explore a topic of your choice in your dissertation. Our dissertation students all belong to a themed dissertation studio that offers a supportive group context for planning and writing your dissertation, and specific academic tutoring about how to manage the project. What our student say "This is an enjoyable and rewarding course which provides exciting engagement with current art practice. It allowed me to develop my own approach to the discipline of painting, equipping me with both discipline-specific skills and a range of transferable ones, too. It provided me with the experience and confidence to go on to my MA." Elizabeth Vicar, Fine Art graduate “I am really grateful for all of the support and encouragement provided at the School of Art, Architecture and Design and to have had such an enriching education. Having tutors like Patrick Ward, Mel, Jonathan, Galia and Ben Cain was amazing and the critical direction they provided and professional relationships we had were unlike any of the ones my friends at other London art schools have had. I think working in studios was one of the best aspects of studying at London Met and I really benefited from learning in this environment.” Grace Radford, Fine Art graduate
Critical & Contextual Studies 1 (Art) Project Work 1 Techniques: Fine Art Visual Intelligence Critical & Contextual Studies 2 (Art) Methods and Enquiry 1 Professional Practice 1: Fine Art Project Work 2 Critical & Contextual Studies 3: Dissertation (Art) Major Project Methods and Enquiry 2 Professional Practice 2: Fine Art
Assessment is through practical and written coursework. Practical coursework is developed in workshops and studios, while some written project development coursework is developed online. Fine Art BA coursework is marked in percentages according to a standard band of passing grades by a group of art examiners using clear, published assessment criteria. You will also be involved in formative assessment during the year. This includes tutorials in which you will be given valuable verbal and written feedback on your art project proposals, works in progress and draft submissions, helping you to build on your individual strengths.
How to apply
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
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In addition to the University's standard entry requirements, you should have one of the following: 240 credits from a Higher National Diploma (HND), Foundation Degree (FdA/ FdSc) or equivalent international qualification in a relevant subject 240 credits from years 1 and 2 of an undergraduate degree (BA/BSc) in a relevant subject at a different institution a portfolio interview
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English language requirements
If you're from a non-European/non-EEA country, you'll be required to take a Secure English Language Test (SELT) in order to study an undergraduate (bachelor's) degree with us. These requirements apply to all applicants that are not of majority English speaking nationality as defined by the UK Home Office, or those who do not possess a degree awarded, studied and conferred in a majority English speaking country. Applicants of majority English speaking nationality who do not require a SELT to confirm their competency in the English language will still be asked to provide a UK GCSE English language equivalent qualification.
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