Fine Art at University for the Creative Arts - UCAS

Course summary

Become an accomplished and confident artist with a unique individual style – and gain a a wealth of adaptable skills to take with you into the career of your choice – on our BA (Hons) Fine Art degree course at UCA Farnham. This course reflects the dynamism and attitude of contemporary art, with a focus on experimentation, play and intellectual enquiry, and you’ll produce a range of varied work along the way as you carve out your artistic language. You’ll build knowledge, skills, and experience through a series of thematic core units, which include critically informed research-led lectures, a range of practical workshops and introductory critical and creative tasks. And because Fine Art sits within an interdisciplinary programme alongside Photography and Digital Art degrees, you’ll have the opportunity to work across disciplines through elective units and across-course collaborations and learning opportunities. This will give you the chance to build your own learning programme around your research interests and develop transferable skills. Related courses

  • BA (Hons) Digital Art
  • BA (Hons) Fine Art - Canterbury


In Year 1 you'll explore practices of painting, sculpture, print, performance, film and photography. You'll examine drawing from formal study to experimental practice and will trace the recurrence of ideas and concepts throughout contemporary art practice. In Year 2 you'll develop your studio practice and examine how critical theory has extended and underpinned historical and current art practice. You'll also learn how to present both your work and the work of others in interesting ways. In Year 3 you'll work towards the presentation of your work in a major exhibition which will showcase your unique ideas. You'll produce a dissertation which will resolve your studio practice with your theoretical interests, and will make preparations for your professional future.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

This course considers applicants for direct entry into year two or three. To enter directly into year two/three, you’ll need to have studied 120/240 credits in a similar subject area or have work experience equivalent to one/two years of study. Contact us to discuss your options: [email protected] or 01252 416110

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Additional entry requirements


A portfolio is required for this course. We’ll invite you to an Applicant Day where we’ll review your portfolio, or you can upload an online portfolio to your UCA Applicant Portal. Details will be provided once we've received your application.

English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6Listening 5.5, Reading 5.5, Speaking 5.5, Writing 5.5

We require evidence of your English language ability to meet the requirements for your course. If you're a Home student and studied in the UK, we require GCSE English at a minimum grade C/4 (or Functional Skills English/Key Skills Communication Level 2). If you’re an EU student and studied a European qualification, we may accept the English Language score from your main qualification - please review your country from the list on our website to see whether we will accept it: If your qualification is not on this list, we accept the following English language qualifications: IELTS (overall score 6.0), TOEFL ibt (overall score 88), PEARSON PTE Academic (overall 55), Cambridge Proficiency Exam (overall score 169), Cambridge Advanced Exam (overall score 169). If you need a Tier 4 student visa to study in the UK, you will need to take an IELTS test, and achieve an overall score of 6.0 and a minimum score of 5.5 for each element (Listening, Reading, Speaking, Writing).

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Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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
EU £17500 Year 1
International £17500 Year 1

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Fine Art at University for the Creative Arts - UCAS