University Centre Somerset - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: The Open University

Fine Art

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Course summary

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The aim of the programme is to provide a challenging and stimulating education through contemporary fine art practice. With a focus on ‘making’, the practical nature of this course enables you to establish an artistic identity and to situate your artistic practice within fine art and wider contexts and communities. We aim to equip you with a range of practical making skills underpinned by a theoretical awareness of visual culture, so you can analyse, and critically reflect upon, your visual outcomes. You’ll have designated studio space and access to a variety of well-equipped workshop facilities. Projects will include exciting directed briefs and self-initiated schemes of work, as well as collaboration with peers, galleries and other organisations. Understanding and engaging with professional fine art practice is central to this course. Therefore, visiting lecturers, visits to museums or residential opportunities in the UK and abroad form part of the wider education. Exhibiting your own work is also a priority. In addition to your End of Year Degree Show, you will have several opportunities to exhibit work throughout the course at our in-house gallery and at external venues.Students also fundraise to take their degree show on tour to industry at events such as Free Range in London, or in galleries in our regional creative hub of Bristol. Beyond graduation, we continue to invest in our graduates by including them in events, exhibition opportunities and offer residency placements. Career Progression Employment opportunities for Fine Art graduates are many and varied, including creative arts practice, arts administration, teaching, curating, and arts therapy. Many of our students establish their own studios as artists or craftspeople, while others progress to postgraduate study in a related discipline including MA and PGCE programmes.

Course details

Modules

the modules studied may include

  • Drawing
  • Materiality
  • Time, Presence, Experience
  • Other Perspectives
  • Professional Practice
  • Visual Culture
and a series of Studio Practice modules

Assessment method

Assessment is by 100% coursework, and we undertake continuous modular assessment. Studio and site-specific projects are a major part of the course, complemented by lectures, seminars and workshops. Students are also assessed by means of a live project or work placement, as well as on curating an exhibition


How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code47G4
Institution code B70
Campus nameTaunton Campus
Campus codeT

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 80 points 80 UCAS points from a full level 3 qualification

students are also required to have 4 GCSEs 4 - 9 including English (or recognised equivalent Level 2)

Additional entry requirements

Interview

Portfolio


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Fine Art at University Centre Somerset - Bridgwater & Taunton College - UCAS