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Hereford College of Arts

Fine Art

UCAS Code: W102

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

Entry requirements


UCAS Tariff

80

We would normally expect applicants to have achieved 80 UCAS Tariff Points at entry but whilst qualifications are important, our offers are not solely based on academic results and we may make offers based on other evidence of talent and suitability for the course. Portfolio submission (where applicable) and successful interview or audition are required.

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About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Fine art

This course encourages a personal approach to contemporary fine art practice, free from the constraints of a ‘house style’. Our students experiment across a wide range of media including: paint, print, drawing, ceramics, textiles, photography, video, digital, sound, performance, sculpture, and installation. You will set your own artistic course and develop a unique body of work by exploring the subjects that excite you most.

Fine art students at HCA have the creative freedom to explore diverse subjects such as identity, memory, storytelling, place, mark making, or form; or engage with a wide range of social, cultural, or political issues. You’ll also get involved with exciting collaborative events such as exhibitions, residencies, and site-specific responses. Studying in our specialist arts college will make it easy for you to transgress boundaries and produce interdisciplinary work. We offer small group teaching in a thriving studio environment. You will have excellent access to tutorial support from experienced practising artists and curators as well as expert technical assistance. Visiting professional artists will further enrich your learning experience. The course has been designed to provide students with the support, technical skills, and confidence to develop their work and meet the challenges of being a practising artist today. Through group activity, you will develop a strong foundation in communication and collaboration that will help you have impact in the wider arts world.

**Industry Links**

HCA have excellent links with local, regional, and national visual arts organisations, including New Art West Midlands, Meadow Arts and the Sidney Nolan Trust. You will be supported in a work placement tailored to your own goals and future career ambitions within the creative arts sector, such as: working as a professional artist, teaching, community art, art therapy, curating or other roles within arts institutions.

**After this Course**

Graduates are equipped to pursue a broad range of careers within contemporary Fine Art and the wider creative arts sector. Many of our graduates continue to postgraduate study – such as our MA programme on page 66, or a PGCE for school, college, or university teaching.

**Highlights**

1. Personalised individual tuition from a team of lecturers.
2. Lively studio culture with individual space for every student.
3. Weekly collaborative student projects and events in the course’s Project Space.
4. Lectures and workshops with professional visiting artists.
5. Workshops including 3D, video, photography, textiles, ceramics and print.
6. Exciting collaborative events, exhibitions, residencies, work placements, and site-specific projects working with our network of external partners.

Modules

Year 1 (Level 4) – Practice in Context One (20 credits), Developing a Visual Language (20 credits), Introduction to Fine Art Practice (20 credits), Landscape Site and Context (20 credits), Developing a Fine Art Practice (20 credits), Fine Art Issues (20 credits). Year 2 (Level 5) – Practice in Context Two (20 credits), Drawing Practice (20 credits), Art Practice 1 (20 credits), Exploring Futures (20 credits), Art Practice 2 (20 credits) Fine Art Collaborative Practice (20 credits). Year 3 (level 6) - Practice in Context Three (30 credits), Confirmation of Practice (30 credits), Resolution of Practice (60 credits)

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,000
per year
England
£9,000
per year
EU
£9,000
per year
International
£10,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,000
per year
Scotland
£9,000
per year
Wales
£9,000
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Hereford College of Arts

Department:

Art and Design

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