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Coventry University

Fine Art and Illustration

UCAS Code: WWC2
BA (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
BA (Hons) 4 years full-time, sandwich 2017
Ucas points guide

Not Available

% applicants receiving offers

71%

Subjects
  • Fine art
  • Design studies
Student score
77% MED
82% MED
% employed or in further study
91% LOW
95% MED
Average graduate salary
£19k HIGH
£20k HIGH
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

BBC to include one Art or Design subject.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

CCC

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate
29

Visual Arts or Design Technology at Higher level.

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of Not Available and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

71%

Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support

£9,000

Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

This course aims to provide you with the practical and critical skills necessary to become a successful illustrator- artist. You are provided with a strong grounding in material processes such as, drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography and video and digital media, with an emphasis on individual creativity. If you choose this course you will benefit from: An emphasis on studio practice and you will have a dedicated studio space throughout your course as well as having talks and presentations from professionals in the field; you will be encouraged to develop a personal visual language, which may entail using more than 1 medium in order that you develop a connection between fine art and illustration; the opportunity to exhibit at the end of your 3 years at exhibitions such as the â??Free Rangeâ?? series in London which showcase the very best of degree show work across the UK; the opportunity to go on trips to a number of historical and contemporary museums and galleries including Tate Modern and the Saatchi Gallery; training in the Adobe Creative Suite packages Photoshop, Indesign, Illustrator, Flash, Dreamweaver and Acrobat alongside the teaching of traditional disciplines; guidance in business and marketing and other transferable skills in order that you can become an independent learner thus graduating with the intellectual and creative flexibility to function in the professional arena; the opportunity to apply for a work placement or study abroad between years 2 and 3 which will give you the opportunity to gain practical experience.

Modules

Coventry University

The library

Here at Coventry we place students at the heart of everything we do. We know you want excellent teaching and plenty of it; a great student experience; and a career at the end which makes your investment of money and time worthwhile. You will be among the first to use the new 35 million students' building called TheHub, the centre of student and social life on campus.

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 83%
Student score 77% MED
Able to access IT resources

89%

Staff made the subject interesting

81%

Library resources are satisfactory

49%

Feedback on work has been helpful

70%

Feedback on work has been prompt

85%

Staff are good at explaining things

85%

Received sufficient advice and support

81%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
17% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
75% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
4% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
347 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
82% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
6% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 91% LOW
Average graduate salary £19k HIGH
Graduates who are other elementary services occupations

9%

Graduates who are artistic, literary and media occupations

14%

Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

10%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Fine arts students, particularly some mature students, are more likely than students of many other subjects to have no need or desire to find work after their degree – quite a few students 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, as are what is termed 'portfolio careers' – having several part-time jobs or commissions at once. Many courses help you prepare for freelancing. Over one in 10 of last year’s fine arts graduates had more than one job six months after graduation, over twice the average for graduates from 2012. 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.
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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 86%
Student score 82% MED
Able to access IT resources

88%

Staff made the subject interesting

87%

Library resources are satisfactory

92%

Feedback on work has been helpful

78%

Feedback on work has been prompt

78%

Staff are good at explaining things

93%

Received sufficient advice and support

85%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
36% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
43% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
3% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
368 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
78% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
4% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 95% MED
Average graduate salary £20k HIGH
Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

8%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

6%

Graduates who are design occupations

36%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
The UK has a proud reputation as a centre of design excellence, and last year, design was behind only nursing in the number of graduates from UK universities with nearly 13,700. Not all areas of design have been affected equally by the recession, so bear this in mind when you look at the stats. At the moment, things are looking a little better for fashion and textile designers and not as good for interior or multimedia designers – but that may change by the time you graduate. In general, design graduates are more likely than most to start their career in London. This also varies by subject – fashion designers often find jobs in the North West. Some employers in the field, particularly in London, are a little prone to asking graduates to work for free, so while it’s not the norm – one in nine design graduates from 2012 starting design jobs in London were working unpaid – it does go on.
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