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Develop, define and perfect your skills as a professional artist at one of the top creative universities in the UK. With purpose-built studios, an expert teaching team and opportunities to build professional experience, Solent University’s fine art degree will help you explore your creative potential.
Professionally oriented and driven by a passionate team of artists, curators and theorists, you’ll be encouraged to develop your skills and understanding of creative context and theory while being given the space to explore your own interests.
Our dedicated studios in the School of Art, Design and Fashion are equipped to enable students to accomplish their talent through craft. Students are allocated personal studio space and have full access to a range of dedicated workshops including a sculpture workshop with metalwork, welding, woodworking and casting equipment; a print-making workshop with intaglio, dry point, etching, silkscreen, woodcut and letterpress facilities; a digital print workshop with high-quality large-scale print facilities, high-end scanners and the latest software; and photography darkrooms and studios.
Fine art students also have free access to our media academy, which boasts Mac suites with the latest design software, as well as a media store containing high-definition cameras, video cameras and sound equipment.
The course’s strong industry and community links has allowed previous students to engage in an ambitious programme of professional development alongside their own individual artistic practice by developing an online portfolio and designing and running a group exhibition at a professional gallery within the city. Previous students who have wished to focus their career on community arts projects have had the opportunity to deliver short arts-based educational workshops within the community through the University’s partnerships with local schools and hospitals.
You will be assessed by a viva voce presentation, exhibition of individual work and written assignments.
How to apply
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!
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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
Applicants who do not have English as their first language will be required to demonstrate an approved level of proficiency in the use of the English language. The agreed minimum requirements for this course are: IELTS minimum 6.0 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each individual component TOEFL IBT minimum 80 with a minimum of 19 in each individual component-TOEFL is only valid for EU students or equivalent. Qualifications are checked before enrolment, and international students must bring their original certificates or certified copies when coming to study at the University. The University also offers a pre-sessional English programme for international students who wish to improve their level of English before starting a degree course. Note to all international students requiring a visa: All international applicants need to be aware that the English language requirements to attend Southampton Solent University, and the English language requirements to obtain a visa from the Home Office, may be different. This means that if you meet the Southampton Solent University language requirement to gain a place on the course, you may still have to meet additional requirements to be granted with a visa by the Home Office. We strongly advise all applicants to visit the Home Office website which outlines all the requirements for a successful visa application and to take a look at this PDF document which outlines both Solent University and Home Office requirements for a number of language tests.
|UCAS Tariff||96 - 112 points||
From 2 A levels or equivalent qualification, BTEC Extended Diploma MMM, BTEC Diploma DD. Alternative entry on this course is available through the Design Foundation Year
We welcome applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds. Applicants who are not in possession of the minimum entry requirements but are able to demonstrate enthusiasm and motivation will be considered on an individual basis and may be admitted subject to satisfactory interview / and or portfolio. Please contact for further details.
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||MMM|
|Access to HE Diploma||
M: 45 credits
P: 15 credits
|60 Credits overall with 45 Merit level credits and 15 at Pass.|
|AS||In combination with other qualifications|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||28 points|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma||DD|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate||In combination with other qualifications|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma||MMM|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Foundation Diploma||In combination with other qualifications|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma||In combination with other qualifications|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma||In combination with other qualifications|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DD|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)||In combination with other qualifications|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||In combination with other qualifications|
|Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)||In combination with other qualifications|
Additional entry requirements
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
Southampton Solent University offers a range of bursaries and scholarships that provide financial assistance or waive fees for tuition or accommodation. Each bursary or scholarship has specific eligibility criteria. Check out our bursaries and scholarships pages to find out more.
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