Barnsley College Higher Education

Degree level: Undergraduate

Fine Art Practice Top Up

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Course summary

Students accepted onto the BA (Hons) Fine Art Top Up programme will join our third year students in the growing arts community at our Church Street Campus, Barnsley. You will have open access to our facilities to explore and investigate your ideas, encouraging independent and critical thinking in your chosen field. A clear outline of your intention, established at interview, will form the basis of your submission through a series of negotiated projects. Critiques with staff and visiting artists will form the basis of assessments and course progression. A dissertation will support your developing portfolio of work. Students will be expected to exhibit throughout the year and complete live assignments. Our studies programme will broaden the context students place their ideas, providing a solid grounding in art history to establish a critical understanding of their developing practice. You will explore key themes, ideas and contexts focused on your areas of interest. This includes opportunities to attend extended cultural visits and excursions to exhibitions nationwide. You will be encouraged to engage with professional opportunities through submission of work to exhibitions, events and public facing opportunities to develop your professional confidence.

Course details

Assessment method

Modules will be assessed through student exhibitions, studio output, presentations and critical writing. Students will engage with a program of critiques with peers and staff in order to encourage critical thinking and analysis.

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeARTU
Institution code B13
Campus nameBarnsley College Higher Education Church Street Campus
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

International students must have a minimum Individual English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 5.0 overall (minimum 4.5 per component) or equivalent is required for our HND and Degree programmes and a minimum score of IELTS 5.5 (minimum 5.5 per component) for our degree programmes (Level 6).

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

There are no qualification requirements for this course.

QualificationOfferFurther information

• A portfolio of creative design work produced in the last two years, with a 1,500 word proposal of study and creative intentions. Your portfolio must demonstrate skills and consideration of key concepts and influence explored within your practice. • A completed HND, FdA or equivalent Level 5 qualification in a related subject. • We welcome applications from students with prior learning and or previous experience. Evidence should be submitted through the application process.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £5995 Year 1
Northern Ireland £5995 Year 1
Scotland £5995 Year 1
Wales £5995 Year 1

Additional fee information

Fees are quoted based on 2020 entry information and are subject to change for 2021.
Fine Art Practice Top Up at Barnsley College Higher Education - UCAS