Weymouth College

Contemporary Fine Art Practice Weymouth College Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: University of Plymouth


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Course summary

The Foundation Degree in Contemporary Fine Art Practice course will aim to empower students with a set of creative and current skills required to produce vibrant and professional work, the practical knowledge gained will be underpinned and contextualised through study of art theory and context, allowing informed and progressive work through a multidisciplinary approach. The course will also seek to develop the professional context to student’s practice, through developing a solid understanding of business practice, as well as exhibition and promotional experience. Students will leave the course with a strong personal practice and the confidence and ability to independently take it forwards into the arena of the Creative Industries or, if desired, the potentially the opportunity to top up their Foundation Degree to a BA with one year of study at level 6 with Plymouth University. The course will also offer students an exciting opportunity to study Fine Art within a beautiful area of the country with a thriving creative scene.

Course details


Year 1: Foundations of Studio Practice, Fine Art Printmaking, Fine Art Painting, Fine Art Sculpture, Context of Practice, Professional Practice
Year 2: Personal Context, Conceptual Practice, Development of Fine Art Language, Fine Art Studio Practice, Curation and Exhibition, Business Practice

Assessment method

You will be assessed on course work which will typically be a mixture of practical art work, sketchbooks, diaries, reports, presentations, exhibitions and two essays. Further details of assessment will be decided through the validation process and may include examinations.

How to apply

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 W104
Institution code W66
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 48 points Applications are welcomed from candidates with a subject-specific Level 3 course such as a National Subsidiary/Diploma/Extended Diploma, A Level, Access to Higher Education Course. Applications are invited from a wide range of backgrounds including mature students who hold relevant work experience and/or qualifications, and/or learning through experience. We also welcome applications from more recent Foundation Diploma in Art and Design (Level 3), A Level or BTEC Extended Diploma in General Art & Design students with at least 48 UCAS points achieved.
A level A* - D To include subject specific A level
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) D*D*D* - PPP In a subject specific Diploma
Access to HE Diploma Pass in Access to HE Diploma
Scottish Higher A - D To include a subject specific Higher

International applicants will be required to have an IELTS score of 5.5/6 achieved within the last two years to apply for this course.

Applicants will normally be invited for interview and should be able to show a recent portfolio of work

Additional entry requirements


Applicants will normally be invited for interview and should be able to show a recent portfolio of work.


Applicants will normally be invited for interview and should be able to show a recent portfolio of work.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £6,650 Year 1
EU £6,650 Year 1
International £6,650 Year 1
England £6,650 Year 1
Northern Ireland £6,650 Year 1
Scotland £6,650 Year 1
Wales £6,650 Year 1

Additional fee information

Additional costs include £5 refundable HE Centre pass, a £24 College parking permit if applicable and typically £600 per annum to include residential, day trips and studio materials. *Note – All costs may be subject to change and may vary dependent on place of purchase.

Provider information

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Weymouth College
Cranford Avenue

Clearing contact details

General Enquiries

01305 764 733

Fax: 01305 208892

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Additional information

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Course contact details

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Main Contact

01305 761100

Fax: 01305 208892

Roz Osborne HE Registrar