Fine Art at Swansea operates at the cutting edge of contemporary practice. The experience of studying here will challenge and support you to extend your knowledge and enable you to develop your own voice as an artist. Swansea College of Art has unparalleled facilities which include the opportunity to work in glass, ceramics, metal and 3D printing, together with video, photography, painting and performance. We also have dedicated spaces to develop and test site-specific work together with your own individual studio spaces based in our expansive Fine Art hub and available throughout the three years of the course. Staff and students work closely together on research projects and activities, within and beyond the institution, and staff integrate their international expertise into their teaching practice. Swansea is increasingly recognised as a city with a vibrant culture and counter culture and our College of Art is at the centre of a matrix of galleries studios and artist-led initiatives which extend outward linking Swansea nationally and internationally through exchange and dialogue. Within Fine Art it is also possible to extend your studies internationally through our ‘study a semester aboard’ scheme.
Year One – Level 4 (Cert HE, Dip HE & BA) • Contemporary Challenges: Making a Difference (20 credits; compulsory; Graduate Attributes Framework module) • Learning in the Digital Era (20 credits; compulsory; Graduate Attributes Framework module) • Materials, Construction & Deconstruction (20 credits; compulsory) • Site & Audience (20 credits; compulsory) • Visual Studies 1 (10 credits; compulsory) • Visual Studies 2 (10 credits; compulsory) • Ways of Perceiving (10 credits; compulsory) • Ways of Thinking (10 credits; compulsory). Year Two – Level 5 (Dip HE & BA) • Changemakers: Building your Personal Brand for Sustainable Employment (20 credits; compulsory; Graduate Attributes Framework module) • Changemakers: Creativity and Value Creation (20 credits; compulsory; Graduate Attributes Framework module) • Concept & Process (20 credits; compulsory) • Research in Context (10 credits; compulsory) • Research in Practice (10 credits; compulsory) • Stimulus & Response (20 credits; compulsory) • Visual Enquiry 1 (10 credits; compulsory) • Visual Enquiry 2 (10 credits; compulsory). Year Three – Level 6 (BA) • Advanced Creative Enquiry (20 credits; compulsory) • Independent Project (40 credits; compulsory; Graduate Attributes Framework module) • Major Project (60 credits; compulsory).
Assessment is carried out through coursework, both written and practical. There are no exams on this course. Students are formatively assessed throughout a module, summative assessment takes place at the end of a module. A variety of teaching and learning methods are used throughout the course which include; Lectures Usually at the start of a scheduled contact period, lectures will generally consist of a formal presentation giving information relevant to the module, accompanied by visuals, and followed by a screening or group tutorial/activity. Group Tutorials Depending on the cohort size, module content and individual lecturer preferences, these are usually in groups of no more than six students at a time and delivered over a set period. Individual Tutorials Most often scheduled for level 5 and level 6 students, individual tutorials offer a more focused and in-depth opportunity for student feedback and development of ideas. Most often arranged in relation to individual practice modules such as Student Led Projects. Critiques Group critiques are scheduled regularly for all year groups. For level 4 these often form part of the assessment at the end of short projects, for levels 5 & 6 they are scheduled for the purpose of interim reviews and work-in-progress feedback, involving student participation and peer criticism. Workshops Delivered to teach specific skills to students, group size will depend on subject and room size, can include project work. These are not usually formally marked, but can be subject to group criticism, and informal feedback will be given. Presentations Formal presentations by students to peers and staff are used for research and development through to finished work. Students usually begin doing presentations at level 4 in small groups to build confidence in the process. There are then assessed research presentations to peers at level 5 and Major Project Presentations to staff and other year groups in level 6. The presentation is an ideal vehicle for developing individual confidence and transferable skills.
How to apply
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9000||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9000||Year 1|
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