Drawing (with Foundation Year) Bath Spa University


Drawing is relevant across wide-ranging industries and career paths, from commercial illustration, to technical drawing for architectural design, to engineering, science, law, sports, and medicine.

BA (Hons) Drawing offers you the opportunity to explore the principles of drawing with a multidisciplinary approach, encompassing architecture, illustration, graphic design, technical drawing, animation, and skills development in two, three and four-dimensional space.

You'll work towards an independent, critical and reflective project, supported through tutorials, workshops, lectures, study trips and, in the first year, weekly contact with your personal tutor.

You'll be able to capitalise on our lecturers' wealth of expertise in the field, and their academic research in drawing. The region is rich with resources for drawing, helping ensure that we're well-placed to support you through the course and beyond, into employment or further study.

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Study mode

    Full-time including foundation year

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Start date

    September 2019

  • Duration

    4 years

Course details


Year one
Foundation Year.

Year two
Experimentation with materials, techniques and processes are foregrounded. You'll establish a way of working that is playful and analytical. Through this process you'll begin to recognise the themes that are emerging in your work. The year is filled with a range of inductions and workshops to support your practice.

Year three
This is a pivotal period of development in which we will support you to progress your ideas, conceptual strategies and processes. Experimentation remains key, alongside a greater emphasis on individual research, reflection and analysis. We will encourage you to develop a more focused awareness of the debates that surround your practice and continually test its boundaries and possibilities. Off-site exhibitions, projects and other initiatives support you to consider your work beyond the studio.

Year four
You'll build on and extend the ideas you explored in the previous year. As a final year student, greater emphasis is placed not only on a body of resolved, considered and well executed work, but also on work that is ambitious and takes risks. At the end of the year, you'll present work in a degree show that is open to the public.

Assessment method

The course is made up of summative and formative assessments. Formative assessment takes place with the work in the studio and is ongoing throughout the duration of the course. Feedback is given verbally and through written reports from a personal tutor. Summative assessments take place at the end of modules. Assessments take the form of a presented body of work, an exhibition, reflective/academic text or live presentations. Teaching takes the form of one-to-one tutorials, group critiques, academic workshops, seminars, lectures and forums. Our visiting lecture series is fundamental to our course and we are proud of the range of speakers we attract. Each week internationally acclaimed artists, curators and arts professionals give talks about their work, teach in the studios or deliver an exciting range of workshops driven by their research interests. All the teaching team are engaged in their own practice and this is critical to the philosophy of the course.

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications at this time. Please contact the provider to find out more.

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 code HH18
Institution code B20
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
A level CC Including Grade C in Art and Design or related subjects preferred.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMP In a related subject in addition to other qualifications or evidence of experience in Art.
Access to HE Diploma M: 30 credits
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 26 points Require a HL Art subject at grade 6 and evidence of further experience in Art and Design.

Additional entry requirements



English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 6.0 For visa nationals, with a minimum score of IELTS 5.5 in each component.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9,250 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.