University of Brighton has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
Our Painting degree is one of the few courses in the UK that offers specialist study in the subject.
Painting has been taught at Brighton for over 150 years and this course builds on this history by questioning and redefining the role of painting in society.
At Brighton, there is no house style – we encourage you to test boundaries in an environment of discussion and debate.
Painting teaches you that meaning will come from making your work, rather than any preconceptions about what art is. It maintains contemporary relevance because it speaks from the heart of its creators.
To develop, you must be unafraid of taking risks and willing to learn through both failure and success.
The practice and research interests of our teaching staff differ widely, but we all share the desire to be surprised, and to delight in difference and possibilities of the new. This breadth of knowledge creates and informs the course.
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!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
|UCAS Tariff||96 - 120 points||Entry requirements are in the range of A-level BBB–CCC (120–96 Tariff points), BTEC Extended Diploma DDM–MMM. Conditional offers typically fall within this range. We are looking for highly motivated & creative students. Your portfolio is mandatory & the most important part of your application. If your grades fall below the range stated, but you can evidence your thinking, ideas & abilities through a high-quality portfolio, we will still consider your application.|
|A level||BBB - CCC|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DDM - MMM|
|Access to HE Diploma||
M: 30 credits
P: 15 credits
|Pass Access to HE Diploma with at least 45 credits at Level 3 of which 30 credits must be at Merit or above. Art and Design courses are preferred.|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||A minimum of English Language and Mathematics at grade C/4|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||30 points|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||H3, H3, H3, H3, H3||or equivalent combination of grades.|
Additional entry requirements
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6.0||6.0 overall, with 6.0 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in the other elements. Or equivalent English Language qualification.|
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
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