Drawing is at the very heart of contemporary creative thinking; at AUB you will explore drawing as an extension of thinking.
Drawing has boundless possibilities – it can communicate thoughts, ideas, abstract concepts and can exist in diverse forms such as sculpture, surface, installation, film, performance and digital. By its very nature it is positioned at the heart of contemporary practice.
What you will learn
Through practical workshops, lectures and briefs, students will explore the close relationship between drawing and thinking. Students will develop skills in both traditional and digital drawing, studying everything from museum and gallery collections, to architecture and landscapes. You’ll use drawing as a fundamental tool to investigate and examine other disciplines. You’ll explore drawing through engaging with digital and traditional processes and techniques. As the course progresses, your developing practice will be informed by digital and haptic drawing techniques and processes. Your ongoing professional transferable skills will be supported by collaboration, and you will go onto contextualise your drawing practice with curatorial projects.
You will be equipped to engage with contemporary practice, some of which will be at the forefront of your chosen field, and you will be able to interrogate and challenge the nature of drawing practice. You will have an understanding of what drawing can be in all its forms. You will be critically reflective and able to learn independently in preparation for professional environments or postgraduate study. You will be confident in working within Art and Design and the Cultural Industries and have experience of collaborating with others. You will be adept in utilising a broad range of traditional and digital creative processes. You will have an understanding of your own distinct creative signature and therefore able to effectively communicate with your chosen audience.
By the end of the course you will be able to...
Relate specialist knowledge through employing haptic and digital skills in relation to contemporary drawing practice.
Make coherent drawn statements integrating observation, analysis, interpretation, and speculation.
Develop and refine arguments through a continuing engagement with cultural, social, environmental, theoretical and historical frameworks.
Use research skills with an understanding of relevant protocols. Provide reasoned solutions, recognising the uncertainty and limits of knowledge.
Critically evaluate discourses and contemporary practices, making informed judgements using an appropriate range of sources from both within and beyond the field of drawing.
Demonstrate professional behaviour through working independently and collaboratively with others.
Studios and resources
Studying on the BA (Hons) Drawing course, you’ll have access to our purpose-built CRAB Drawing Studio – designed by Professor Sir Peter Cook RA. Our Drawing Studio is the first purpose-built drawing studio to be constructed at an art school for more than a century.
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)
Main Site - Arts University Bournemouth
16 September 2019
Coursework and practical work
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‘Year 1’ means you will start in the first year.
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You may be able to start some courses in the second or third years, if you meet certain criteria. You will need to discuss this with the university or college directly.
The following entry points are available for this course:
**Please see AUB's website for a full list of our entry requirements, including tariff points where applicable.**
We are happy to accept a wide range of qualifications, including but not limited to: A Levels, BTEC Extended Diploma, OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma, BTEC Subsidiary Diploma(s), Access to HE courses, Scottish Highers, IB Diploma Programme, Foundation Diploma in Art and Design. We can also accept many EU and International qualifications. See website for details. Email Admissions (email@example.com) with any queries about entry requirements.
We welcome applicants who are currently studying or who have gained a Foundation Diploma in Art and Design and this qualification meets our level three entry requirements. This is a recommended qualification for many of our courses but it is not a compulsory qualification.
Other relevant and equivalent Level 3 qualifications are considered on an individual basis and we are happy to accept applicants with a combination of Level 3 qualifications. Please check your qualifications using UCAS Tariff calculator and remember we are looking for the equivalent of 3 A levels if you are combining Level 3 qualifications.
AUB tailors its offers to the qualifications an applicant is studying and looks for applicant to be studying a relevant creative subject. AUB makes offers based on up to three A Levels or equivalent Level 3 qualifications with the most UCAS Tariff points attached to them to give applicants the best chance possible at achieving our required tariff (120 UCAS Tariff points in most cases).
Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this coursehttps://aub.ac.uk/apply/undergraduate/entry-requirements/
We invite as many applicants to attend an interview as possible and will hold the majority of interviews January – March. If you have been selected for interview we will email you and details will be sent via AUB’s application portal, MyApplication. Admissions will send you full details of the date and time of the interview, plus what to bring and how to get to AUB. For most courses, unless specified, you will be required to bring a portfolio of work as part of your interview and you will need to follow the portfolio guidance for the course. AUB is flexible, so if you cannot attend your allocated interview date you can request it is rescheduled.
We invite a small group to each interview slot and you will be taken to the relevant course area. Normally this will begin with a brief talk about the course and then the academic staff will look at your portfolio. This might be a group session where you are all asked to contribute and talk about your work. Or you may be seen on a one-to-one basis to discuss your work. Interviews are your opportunity to demonstrate to us your self-motivation and commitment to your area of study. Be ready to talk about your influences, who inspires you and why (think about your cultural interests such as gallery visits, exhibitions, cinema, theatre or literature). It’s important that you contextualise your work. We also expect you to have an awareness of contemporary practice in your chosen subject area. Interviews are also your opportunity to ask any questions you have about the course.
As a specialist art and design institution, the portfolio forms a big part of our admissions process. Each course has different guidelines for what the course team expects to see in your portfolio and you can find these on our website. It is important to read the portfolio guidelines and select pieces for your portfolio accordingly so you bring with you a good range of work which meets the course team’s expectations.
Portfolios should contain a variety of different work, showcasing your creative ability and capacity to work in different media. Include sketchbooks and idea journals as well as examples of ‘work in progress’ to show the development and journey of a project. We recognise that everyone has different skills, portfolios and experiences, so what we look for is potential through a broad range of work that expresses the scope of your creative experiences and shows evidence of enquiry and experimentation.
If you are outside the UK or can’t attend an interview Admissions will ask you to submit a link to an electronic portfolio and full details of how to submit this will be sent to you by Admissions.
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|PTE Academic||54.0||A minimum of 51 in each component|
AUB can also accept International Baccalaureate English Language B or English Language and Literature A at Higher Level grade 4 or Standard Level grade 5. We may also accept TOEFL iBT scores of 80 or above for entry to degree courses; however we would prefer one of the above qualifications. TOEFL is a test of American English and is not classified as a Secure English Language Test (SELT) for Tier 4 Visa applicants. IELTS, Pearson and TOEFL scores must be less than two years old at the start of the course to be valid.
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