Kingston University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Fine Art

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Course summary

TEF Bronze

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Reasons to choose Kingston – Kingston was ranked ninth in the UK for Art (Guardian University League Tables 2020). – This course received more than 92 per cent overall student satisfaction (National Student Survey 2018). – Professional Skills modules will develop and hone practical, cognitive, subject specific and transferable skills. You’ll graduate with real-life experience, skills, and a portfolio that will help kick-start your career. About this course On this course, you’ll experiment and explore your creative potential, preparing you for a career in the visual arts or creative industries. You’ll work with a range of traditional and new technologies, including sculpture, painting, printmaking, installation, film/ photography, performance and sound. Developing technical and collaborative skills, you’ll test your ideas and use of media in the studio and through optional live projects. You’ll explore source material and the relationship of written and spoken communication to media and materials. Your work will reflect critical, conceptual, theoretical and aesthetic issues. The course culminates with a dissertation, final portfolio and the exhibiting of your work. This course provides an integrated approach to fine art practice: you'll have the opportunity to study painting, sculpture, printmaking, lens-based media, performance and site specific activity and new technologies, either in single, unchanging disciplines throughout three years or in combinations. You'll get to hear from visiting artists and take part in live external projects. Our industry links include the Tate, Stanley Picker Gallery, the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), Drawing Room and Auto Italia. Fine Art is taught in its own dedicated building: you'll be studying together with other Fine Art undergraduates in one location, which means we are a strong, close community.

Course details


Examples of modules: Please note that is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list. Year 1:

  • Introducing Studio Practice
  • Professional Skills I
  • Contextualising Contemporary Practice: Fine Art
Year 2:
  • Developing Studio Practice
  • Professional Skills II
  • Critical Issues in Fine Art: Research and Practice
Year 3:
  • Sustaining Studio Practice
  • Professional Skills III
- Dissertation: Research and Reflection

Assessment method

Assessment typically comprises exams (eg test or exam), practical (eg presentations, performance) and coursework (eg essays, reports, self-assessment, portfolios, dissertation).

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 codeW100
Institution code K84
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 112 points The preferred entry route for this course is for applicants to be taking a Foundation Diploma in Art & Design, or the recognised equivalent. Applicants will need a minimum of 112 tariff points from recognised level 3 qualifications. Plus GCSE (A*–C or comparable numeric scores under the newly reformed GCSE gradings): five subjects including English and Maths (Key Skills Level 2 may be used in lieu of GCSE English and Maths). Offers will be made on the basis of your UCAS application, portfolio of work and interview for selected applicants. You will be notified by email giving you advice about how to upload your online portfolio, once we have received your application.

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Additional entry requirements



English language requirements

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
EU £9250* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change as we are awaiting the Office For Student Guidance on Fee levels for 2020 and beyond. For foundation year and international fees, please visit: Please visit the provider course webpage for further information regarding additional course costs
Fine Art at Kingston University - UCAS