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Course summary

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:

  • Installation
  • Moving image
  • Painting
  • Participatory practice
  • Performance
  • Photography
  • Printmaking (3-D and traditional)
  • Publications
  • Sculpture
  • Sound
Visual Culture Complementing BA (Hons) Fine Art's focus on development of your creative practice, a dedicated strand of Visual Culture courses provides a multidisciplinary context for your studies. Visual Culture courses will develop your experience and skills in the imaginative research, analysis and communication of issues raised by the visual aspects of culture. In your Visual Culture courses, you will:
  • 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

This course is not accepting applications at this time. Please contact the provider to find out more.

Application codes

Course code:
BAFA
Institution code:
E56
Campus name:
Central area campus
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

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.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://www.ed.ac.uk/studying/undergraduate/2023/degrees

Minimum Qualification Requirements

Please click the following link to find out more about minimum qualification requirements for this course

https://www.ed.ac.uk/studying/undergraduate/2023/degrees

Additional entry requirements

Portfolio

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

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6.5Total 6.5 with at least 5.5 in each component.
TOEFL (iBT)92Total 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 AdvancedTotal 176 with at least 162 in each component.
Cambridge English ProficiencyTotal 176 with at least 162 in each component.
Trinity ISEISE II with distinctions in all four components
PTE Academic62Total 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.

Full details of our English language requirements can be found on our website:

https://www.ed.ac.uk/studying/undergraduate/entry-requirements/english-language


Unistats information

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There is no data available for this course. For further information visit the Discover Uni website.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £1820* Year 1
England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
EU £24500* Year 1
International £24500* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

Scotland (to be confirmed) In 2022-23 the fee level set by the Scottish Government was £1,820. The 2023-24 fee rate is expected to be confirmed by the Scottish Government in early 2023. Students must apply to the Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS) for payment of their tuition fees. England/Wales/Nothern Ireland - The Rest of UK (RUK) rate is yet to be confirmed and was £9,250 for 2022 entry. For 2023 entry this may increase in line with inflation and will be subject to government limits. Full time international and EU students will pay a fixed annual fee rate for the duration of their programme. The amount for 2023 entry will be confirmed in Summer 2022.
Fine Art at The University of Edinburgh - UCAS