Blackburn College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Lancaster University

Fine Art with Foundation Entry

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Course summary

Our BA (Hons) Fine Art with Foundation Entry degree course is designed for students who want to study Fine Art, but don’t have the necessary formal qualifications or portfolio to start the Honours degree programme just yet. The BA (Hons) Fine Art programme at the University Centre Blackburn College provides a platform for both traditional and contemporary art practice. The Fine Art degree facilitates opportunities for our students to make art works in any media, engage in practice led research and develop their practice as critically engaged participants in the local, national and indeed global community. Engagement takes place in large, bright, purpose built Victorian drawing studios, a modern University Centre, in the town itself and in cities across the country. Equal value is placed by staff and students on both analogue and digital process and outcomes, with workshops that are an exciting mix of traditional print making, sculpture, photography and painting that allow the best traditional processes to be explored alongside digital image making, moving image production, audio recording and television studio access that allows students to develop an individual practice in any media appropriate to their work. We are looking for students who demonstrate ambition, curiosity and bravery in their work, and who understand the benefits of working in small groups with access to large studios supported by a dedicated and internationally recognised staff team of practicing and visiting artists who will support you in your journey towards becoming professional artists on an international stage.


Modules include: First year modules include: Preparing for Higher Education Studio Practice 1 (Multidisciplinary) Studio Practice 2 (Personal Project) Later modules include: Drawing: Visual Inquiry 2D Media (Painting, Printmaking, Collage, Photography) 3 & 4D Media (Sculpture, Installation, Performance, Film) Contextual Studies Independent Research Project Experimental Research Critical Studies Experimental Studio Practice Refining Studio Practice Creative Futures Advanced Studio Practice 1 Dissertation Professional Practice Advanced Studio Practice 2

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The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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You'll need 32 UCAS points to join the programme, however, we welcome applications from students with a desire to learn more about Fine Art and the opportunity to return to education. You will be invited to attend an interview so that you can meet our team, see our factilities and we can talk about your own artistic aspirations. You will be able to show a portfolio at your interview or demonstrate prior learning. You will also need to show a willingness to write essays and participate in critical debate. You may need to show that you have a good level of spoken or written English, and if English is not your first language you'll need to demonstrate the ability to study in English.


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Fine Art with Foundation Entry at Blackburn College - UCAS