Bath Spa University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Contemporary Arts and Professional Studies

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Course summary

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Our cutting-edge approach to creativity is designed to prepare you for a career as an art practitioner. Foundation course taught by University Centre Weston (UCW) Enhance your techniques in mediums including fine art, printmaking and sculpture. Define and refine your own creative identity. Develop sound studio practice and exhibit your work. Contemporary Art and Professional Studies combines studio-based practice with entrepreneurial-focused learning to provide a pathway into the multibillion pound UK creative industries. Applauded by external examiners for its cutting-edge approach to helping students refine their individual creative identity, this course is delivered by professional artists who will help you develop practical and academic skills so that you can position yourself professionally within the contemporary arts.

Course details


As a Contemporary Art and Professional Studies student, you’ll develop sound studio practice, exhibit your work, receive an overview of the history of art, and learn practical skills associated with the main classical and modern artistic movements. You’ll also enhance your techniques in mediums including fine art, printmaking and sculpture, and explore the variety of opportunities open to creative practitioners via a work placement. We’ll also introduce you to key professional and commercial skills, including finance, negotiation, business and marketing.

Assessment method

You'll be assessed through a combination of practical exams and coursework, with an assessment breakdown of 25% practical exams and 75% coursework. There are no written exams on this course.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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Your portfolio should consist of a selection of creative work alongside an example of your written work, which should be a contextual analysis of approximately 1,000 words. Your creative work should demonstrate how your skills and ideas have developed over time, and your creativity and personality should be evident. The portfolio could include drawings, paintings, sketchbooks, design development, written notes etc. Remember that you are not submitting everything you have done, but a selection of what you consider to be your strongest work.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £7950 Year 1
England £7950 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7950 Year 1
Scotland £7950 Year 1
Wales £7950 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Contemporary Arts and Professional Studies at Bath Spa University - UCAS