Fine Art Painting at University Centre St Helens - UCAS

Course summary

Specialising in painting, this is a unique degree offered at only a few institutions in the UK. From day one of your studies, you will innovate and experiment to build a relevant and exciting individual practice. Based in our spacious painting studios, you will develop an understanding of a range of technical, philosophical, and aesthetic processes, whilst learning from experienced lecturers, who are active professionals in the industry. At the end of your studies, you will have the opportunity to exhibit your work at University Centre St Helens' Degree Show, where family, friends, lecturers, and the local and regional arts community can see your work.


Year 1: Introduction to Painting, Contextual Studies, Academic and Personal Development, Drawing Process, Image Capture and Collage into Painting. Year 2: Painting Language and Identity, Painting Critical Study, Career, Studio and Gallery Practice, Drawing Personal Development. Year 3: Painting Major Study, Critical Study in Context, Professional Presentation.

Assessment method

Assessment is carried out using both formative and summative methods, and will include practical work, journals, sketchbooks, oral presentations, written essays and live projects. Work is also reviewed through seminars, group crits, peer reviews and academic tutorials. Our annual final year show in the third year of your studies will allow you to display your work to a wider audience.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

If you are a non-EU/EEA/Swiss national, you may need to apply for a Tier 4 visa in order to enter and study in the UK. However, please note that University Centre St Helens does not hold a Tier 4 Sponsor Licence to support student visa applications.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £8250 Year 1
Scotland £8250 Year 1
Wales £8250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8250 Year 1

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Please visit the University Centre St Helens' website for any potential additional costs associated with this degree.
Fine Art Painting at University Centre St Helens - UCAS