Bath Spa University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Creative Arts Practice

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Course summary

Creative Arts Practice at Bath Spa University is a dynamic course for individuals who want a broad educational experience across the visual arts. You’ll be taught by practising artists and makers with specialist knowledge and you’ll work across a range of subjects, media and materials. You’ll have access to the excellent technical facilities the School of Art and Design offers, with the support and encouragement from committed staff. As the course progresses, you’ll explore your own individual studio practice in your chosen areas of study.

  • Designed for individuals with more than one field of interest.
  • Study a combination of visual art disciplines.
  • Delivered through a dynamic range of practical and theoretical based modules.
  • Specialise in many subject areas in your second and third years, these can include: drawing, painting, ceramics, sculpture, graphic art, mixed textiles, and many more.

Course details


Year One will explore modules from two subject areas of your choice: 2D(painting and drawing), 3D(ceramics and sculpture); graphic arts and mixed media textiles. Optional modules may include hotography and moving image; printmaking; ceramics: form and surface and drawing: practice and theory. Alongside these modules you’ll also attend contextual studies and professional practice lectures. In Year Two you’ll continue with two areas of study, or choose to specialise in any of the subjects you studied in year 1. Contextual studies and professional practice lectures also continue, with opportunities to publicly exhibit your work. Your Final Year will continue with a similar programme to Year Two, but you’ll undertake and complete a dissertation, whilst preparing for your future career. Please refer to our website for more information.

Assessment method

You’ll be assessed entirely by coursework such as portfolios, exhibitions, written papers and live presentations. There are no written exams.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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Applicants will be invited to interview at our Sion Hill campus and will be required to bring high quality portfolio in support of their application. More details will be supplied to applicants who meet the entry criteria for the course.

English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6IELTS 6.0 - for visa nationals, with a minimum score of IELTS 5.5 in each element.

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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

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Creative Arts Practice at Bath Spa University - UCAS