Develop as an artist, curator and writer with our BA Art and Creative Writing programme. This four-year, joint honours course reflects recent developments in art and culture. For example, you will:
- learn about new digital art and publishing platforms
- expand your understanding of contemporary literature and art theories
- develop your skills in art writing.
- work with academics who include artists, curators and researchers
- be encouraged to participate in exhibitions, public art commissions and events
- receive dedicated studio space, accessible 24 hours a day and 7 days a week, and a studio tutor to help develop your individual and professional practice.
- studio teaching
- group workshops
- technical inductions
- one-to-one tutorials
- museum and gallery visits.
- studios for construction, printing and casting
- darkrooms for photography
- digital tools for film and video editing, imaging, sound and web building
- a dedicated audio-visual room and sound-recording booth.
- interned at Studio Voltaire and the Frieze Art Fair
- performed at the Institute of Contemporary Arts
- taken part in an Arts Council-supported film project at the Museum of Rural Life
- participated in an international exhibition at the Seoul Institute of Arts in South Korea.
- Study abroad
The following modules have been approved in principle for delivery for 2024/25. Please note that as part of our current curriculum improvement process, all modules require final University approval and may be subject to change. Core modules:
- Art Studio
- Introduction to Creative Writing
- Poetry in English
- Art Studio 2
- Creative Writing: Poetry
- Art Studio 2b
- Situated Art Practice
- Art Studio 3b
- Dissertation for Art and Creative Writing: Joint Honours students
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Contextual offers for this programme are typically two grades beneath our standard entry requirement, e.g. BCC including A level English Literature or a related subject at grade B.
Additional entry requirements
English language requirements
|We require a minimum score of 7.0 overall with at least 6.0 in each element of the test (Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing).
|We require a minimum score of 100 overall with no less than 20 in Listening, Writing and Reading and 21 in Speaking.
|Cambridge English Advanced
|We require a grade A or a score of 185 overall with no element less than 169.
|Cambridge English Proficiency
|We require a grade C or a score of 185 overall with no element less than 169.
|We require a minimum score of 76 overall with at least 64 in each element of the test (Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing).
|Institution's Own Test
|Test of English for Educational Purposes (TEEP). We require a minimum score of 7.0 overall with at least 6.0 in each element of the test (Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing).
|Only ISE III and ISE IV are acceptable and we require a Pass in each element.
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Fees and funding
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