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Arts University Bournemouth

Fine Art

UCAS Code: W100

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

This must include at least one A Level in a relevant creative subject.

Pass Access to HE course - 60 credits, including 45 at Level 3.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

30

International Baccalaureate English Language B or English Language and Literature A at Higher Level grade 4 or Standard Level grade 5 is acceptable to meet English language requirements.

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

DMM

This must be in a relevant creative subject.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

DMM

This must be in a relevant creative subject.

Scottish Higher

C,C,C,C,C

This must include at least one Scottish Higher in a relevant creative subject. We also accept Scottish Advanced Higher's.

UCAS Tariff

120

This must include at least one Level 3 qualification in a relevant creative subject.

71%
Applicants receiving offers

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About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2018

Subject

Fine art

The course considers fine art in its widest sense, this means you can test out many different approaches or choose to specialise in one. At AUB you have full creative control. Experimental workshops in painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, video, digital media and sonic arts provide you with a solid foundation in testing the physical and conceptual potential of materials that you can then develop further.

Our course fosters a flexible and entrepreneurial attitude by encouraging the consideration of the broader cultural environment to help you find and understand your place within it; you will leave as an independent thinker with confidence in your own practice. BA (Hons) Fine Art provides a framework in which developing artists can question existing forms and methodologies; use, adapt them and invent new strategies in order to express their individual ideas and concepts. The course is committed to promoting dialogue and practice across discipline boundaries by nurturing communities of practice within a diverse and pluralistic studio environment and by collaborating with other specialists, agencies and organisations on a local or international level.

The course celebrates and engages with the important role that Fine Art plays in a world of growing political fluidity, acknowledging that the cultural arena is one of rapidly accelerating change. The course is outward-looking and believes in the permeable nature of the fine art studio. An entrepreneurial attitude is fostered within the course in order to encourage you to engage with the wider cultural environment in an ambitious, provocative and professional manner. Our philosophy is to integrate theory and practice. You will be encouraged to learn, discover and make creative decisions through making, in whatever medium is most appropriate to your ideas. Alongside the practical development of your practice, you will be asked to investigate and research artists and critical thinking which are relevant to your own work. There will be organised lectures and seminars throughout your course and these are designed to give you a good understanding of historical and contemporary contexts which shape current debates and discourse in Fine Art.

You may choose to complete your degree in one of the following named awards:
Fine Art
Fine Art (Interactive Arts)
Fine Art (Urban and Public Art)
Fine Art (Drawing)
Fine Art (Curatorial Practice)

Assessment methods

Coursework and practical work

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£16,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Main Site - Arts University Bournemouth

Department:

Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture

TEF rating:
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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

75%
med
Fine art

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Art

Teaching and learning

88%
Staff make the subject interesting
83%
Staff are good at explaining things
95%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
90%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

76%
Library resources
88%
IT resources
86%
Course specific equipment and facilities
71%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

91%
UK students
9%
International students
26%
Male students
74%
Female students
67%
2:1 or above
6%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
B
B
364

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Art

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

98%
high
Employed or in further education
94%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

14%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
11%
Other elementary services occupations
7%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Quite a few students of fine art have already retired and are taking the degree for the excellent reason that they love art, and they're willing to pay to study it. You should bear this in mind if the stats you see feature particularly low employment rates. If you need to earn a living once you've finished your fine art degree, be aware that freelancing and self-employment is common - about one in six fine arts graduates were working for themselves. Also common are what is termed 'portfolio careers' — having several part-time jobs or commissions at once - and many courses actually help you prepare for freelancing. One in ten of last year’s fine arts graduates had more than one job six months after graduation — over twice the average for graduates from 2015. Graduates from these subjects are often found in arts jobs, as artists, designers, photographers and similar jobs, or as arts and entertainment officers or teachers — although it's perfectly possible to get jobs outside the arts if you wish, with jobs in events management, marketing and community work amongst the most popular options.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Creative arts and design

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£15k

£15k

£20k

£20k

£20k

£20k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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