The BA (Hons) in Fine Art at ECA is a 4-year intensive studio-based programme designed to support students in developing their own approach to creative practice. Students work closely with specialist staff to support multiple approaches to creative endeavour. BA (Hons) Fine Art students will be supported to employ a wide range of materials, media, techniques, methods, technologies, and tools associated with the discipline. Students will also be supported to achieve a well-developed understanding of how Fine Art is disseminated, consumed, and valued in contemporary culture and society. For 2023 Admissions Cycle all applicants should apply for Year One BAFA. Those who qualify for advanced entry to Year Two will be contacted directly by the UG Admissions Team to discuss their options further Areas in which you will work You can work across several areas within Fine Art creative practice, including:
- Moving image
- Participatory practice
- Printmaking (3-D and traditional)
- engage in a critical and creative dialogue with the work of your peers
- gain an understanding of the nature of today's diverse visual cultures
- study the artistic, intellectual, social and professional contexts that shape creative practice in Fine Art
- learn how to best communicate your developing knowledge and insight in a range of written, oral, visual and practical forms
How to apply
You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2023.
If you already have a 2023 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice – contact the university or college first to check they have places.
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
Standard Qualification Requirements
Direct entry to second year is available. Detailed entry requirements, including typical offer levels, and information about other qualifications we accept, are available on the University of Edinburgh’s website. You’ll also find important information on how to apply. You must submit a fully completed UCAS application that includes details of the qualifications you are taking, including full predicted grades for qualifications not yet completed, your personal statement and your reference.
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Minimum Qualification Requirements
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Additional entry requirements
Applicants will be asked to submit a digital mini-portfolio to provide evidence of artistic aptitude and potential. This will form an important part of the selection process. Further information is available on the University of Edinburgh website.
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6.5||Total 6.5 with at least 5.5 in each component.|
|TOEFL (iBT)||92||Total 92 with at least 20 in each component (including Home Edition). We do not accept TOEFL MyBest Score to meet our English language requirements.|
|Cambridge English Advanced||Total 176 with at least 162 in each component.|
|Cambridge English Proficiency||Total 176 with at least 162 in each component.|
|Trinity ISE||ISE II with distinctions in all four components|
|PTE Academic||62||Total 62 with at least 54 in each component.|
You must demonstrate a level of English language competency at a level that will enable you to succeed in your studies, regardless of your nationality or country of residence. For SQA, GCSE and IB students, unless a higher level is specified in the stated entry requirements, a pass is required in English at the following grades or higher: SQA National 5 at C; SQA Standard Grade at 3; GCSE at C or 4; Level 2 Certificate at C or IB Standard Level at 5 (English ab initio is not accepted for entry). We also accept a wider range of international qualifications and tests. English language qualifications must be no more than three and a half years old from the start date of the degree you are applying to study, unless you are using IELTS, TOEFL, Trinity ISE, or PTE, in which case it must be no more than two years old.
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Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9250*||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.
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