Kingston University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Fine Art

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Course summary

TEF Bronze

Kingston University has opted into the TEF and received a Bronze award.

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Reasons to choose Kingston – Kingston was ranked ninth in the UK for Art (Guardian University League Tables, 2020). – You’ll benefit from a carefully curated programme of visiting artists, curators and writers. There are many opportunities to collaborate with external partners including Tate, The British Council and Salzburg Academy. – Professional skills modules are designed with your future career in mind. You’ll graduate with real-life experience, skills and a portfolio that will showcase your talents. About this course This course is ideal if you want to experiment, explore your creative potential and prepare for a career in the visual arts or creative industries. You’ll be able to work with an extensive 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 our dedicated studios, stunning technical workshops 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 in a degree show, dissertation and final portfolio.

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 120 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 120 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 2021 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