Fine Art Painting at University of Brighton - UCAS

Course summary

One of the few painting degrees in the UK, Fine Art Painting at Brighton is studio-based and centred on vital hands-on learning-by-doing. Our course is well known and highly respected. Many of our graduates exhibit their work globally and have made significant contributions to fine art and related cultural spheres. Rather than teaching a house style, we offer a diverse and dynamic learning experience, rooted in painting but extending across many fine art media. We aim to foster independent artists and thinkers who engage through experimentation, exploration and risk taking. This prepares you to engage with the world of contemporary fine art through a range of individual approaches. Your tutors are internationally exhibiting artists with painting at the core of their practices, all with professional experience of the subject. Frequent individual and group tutorials guide you through every aspect of your work – from the material, to the conceptual and contextual. Methods and materials workshops give you practical knowledge of painting skills and critical studies foster your social and historical awareness. Professional development modules prepare you for successful creative careers beyond graduation. This course sits within a suite of Fine Art courses at Brighton alongside Fine Art and Printmaking. Please see entries for these courses to find out more.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

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English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)66.0 overall with a minimum of 5.5. in each element, or equivalent English Language qualification.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £13842* Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
International £13842* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

Please note that the £13,842 international fee is for classroom based courses and provisional for 2023. For lab based courses a higher fee of £14,892 applies. EU students will be charged international fees unless they have settled status awarded by the UK Government's Settlement Scheme. Further tuition fees are payable for each subsequent year of study and are subject to an annual increase of no more than 5% or RPI (whichever is the greater). The annual increase for UK/EU students, who are subject to regulated fees, will increase no more than the statutory maximum fee. The tuition fee you have to pay depends on a number of factors including the kind of course you take, and whether you study full-time or part-time. If you are studying part-time you will normally be charged on a pro rata basis depending on the number of modules you take. If your course includes a sandwich year option you will pay a reduced fee during this year; £1,370 for home students and £2,120 for international students. All fees should be checked against the information listed on the course page on our website: as specific details will be included there. You may have to pay additional costs during your studies. The cost of optional activities is not included in your tuition fee and you will need to meet this cost in addition to your fees. A summary of the costs that you may be expected to pay, and what is included in your fees, can be found on our website.
Fine Art Painting at University of Brighton - UCAS