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University Centre Somerset - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Fine Art

UCAS Code: 47G4

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

Entry requirements


80 UCAS Points

80 UCAS points

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Fine art

The aim of the BA (Hons) Fine Art course is to provide a challenging and stimulating education through contemporary fine art practice. With a focus on 'making' , the practical nature of this course enables you to establish an artistic identity and to situate our artistic practices within the wider creative arts industries. We aim to equip you with a range of practical making skills along with the ability to analyse, and critically reflect upon, your visual outcomes. Projects will include collaboration with peers, outside agencies and galleries and also include self-initiated schemes of work. We recognise the importance of visiting nationally and internationally successful artists to share their practice and experience with students. Artists such as Alexis Harding, Claire Mitten, Simon Hitchens and Day Bowman have all shared their insights with us.

Projects will include collaboration with peers, outside agencies and galleries and also include self-initiated schemes of work. We recognise the importance of visiting nationally and internationally successful artists to share their practice and experiences with students. Artists such as Alexis Harding, Claire Mitten, Simon Hitchens and Day Bowman have all shared their insights with us.

Modules

During the course you will cover a range of subjects that may include:
* idea and materiality
* sustainability
* studio practice
* making meanings
* value and context
*creativity and collaboration

Assessment methods

Assessment is by 100% coursework, and we undertake continuous modular assessment. Studio and site-specific projects are a major part of the course, complemented by lectures, seminars and workshops. Students are also assessed by means of a live project or work placement, as well as on curating an exhibition

The Uni


Course location:

Taunton Campus

Department:

Creative Arts

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