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London Metropolitan University

Fine Art

UCAS Code: W101

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

Typical offer of grades BBC (112 UCAS points), one of which must be from a relevant subject.

Access to Higher Education Diploma in a relevant design subject is acceptable for entry. You will need 60 credits overall with 45 credits at Level 3. QAA accredited course required.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

28

A minimum of 15 points at the higher level and a minimum of 4 points in English.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

DMM

DMM with portfolio interview

Scottish Higher

C,C,C,C,D,D

A minimum of 112 UCAS tariff points to include a minimum of four passes at Higher level at grade C or above.

UCAS Tariff

112
63%
Applicants receiving offers

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About this course


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Course option

3years

Full-time | 2018

Other options

6 years | Part-time | 2018

Subject

Fine art

**Why study this course?**

On this superb fine art degree you’ll be taught by internationally renowned artists in our state-of-the-art facilities, attend international events and gain all the skills and expertise you need to succeed as an artist or in the art world.

You’ll also benefit from our expert artists-in-residence and have the opportunity to exhibit your work in major student exhibitions attended by art professionals.

**More about this course**

The aim of this Fine Art BA course is for you to acquire the skills, knowledge, and above, all confidence to hold your own as an artist among fellow professionals and the public.

At The Cass, you’ll be studying in a famous art school in the busiest contemporary art scene in Europe: London. This is the best place to study art – here, among hundreds of art galleries and museums, art events, art organisations and businesses.

On this exciting and challenging undergraduate degree, you'll be taught in cutting-edge studios by practising London artists who are passionate about art and teaching. Our staff include artists with an impressive track record of international shows such as Bob and Roberta Smith, Pil and Galia Kollectiv and Mel Brimfield. There’s also an extensive programme of lectures from guest artists.

You’ll have access to brilliant facilities. There are spacious art studios, the latest 3D printing and laser-cutting facilities, a high street art gallery and even a roof garden. You’ll also have access to state-of-the-art digital media, print, painting, photography, ceramics and sculpture workshops.

During your studies you’ll learn art among a diverse mix of ambitious and prolific fellow art students and will brush shoulders with architects, designers, musicians and film directors.

Professional art training and practice is a key foundation of the course, with your work going on display to engage with the public and outside world. Two massive all-student art exhibitions take place each Christmas and Easter, as well as a major degree show every summer.

To ensure you get the most out of your studies there will also be artists in residence, art awards, access to private viewings, regular field trips to the Venice Biennale and other European art events, plus invaluable advice from artists who’ll guide you into your art career.

**What our students say**

"This is an enjoyable and rewarding course which provides exciting engagement with current art practice. It allowed me to develop my own approach to the discipline of painting, equipping me with both discipline-specific skills, and a range of transferable ones, too. It provided me with the experience and confidence to go on to my MA."
Elizabeth Vicary

“I am really grateful for all of the support and encouragement provided during my three years at The Cass and to have had such an enriching education. Having tutors like Patrick Ward, Mel, Jonathan, Galia and Ben Cain was amazing and the critical direction they provided and professional relationships we had were unlike any of the ones my friends at other London art schools have had. I think working in studios was one of the best aspects of studying at The Cass and I really benefited from learning in this environment.”
Rosemarie McGoldrick

Modules

Year 1 modules include:

Critical & Contextual Studies 1 (Art) (core, 30 credits)
Studio Practice 1 Ways of Seeing (core, 30 credits)
Studio Practice 2 (core, 30 credits)
Studio Practice 3 (core, 30 credits)

Year 2 modules include:

Critical & Contextual Studies 2 (Art) (core, 30 credits)
Studio Practice 4 Themes (core, 30 credits)
Studio Practice 5 (core, 30 credits)
Studio Practice 6 (core, 30 credits)

Year 3 modules include:

Critical & Contextual Studies 3: Dissertation (Art) (core, 30 credits)
Exhibition and Display (core, 30 credits)
Final Project (core, 30 credits)
Project Development (core, 30 credits)

Assessment methods

Assessment is through practical and written coursework. Practical coursework is developed in workshops and studios, while some written project development coursework is developed online. Fine Art BA coursework is marked in percentages according to a standard band of passing grades by a group of art examiners using clear, published assessment criteria.

You will also be involved in formative assessment during the year. This includes tutorials in which you will be given valuable verbal and written feedback on your art project proposals, works in progress and draft submissions, helping you to build on your individual strengths.

There are no examinations.

Tuition fees

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

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Aldgate

Department:

Art

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.

96%
high
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

96%
Staff make the subject interesting
96%
Staff are good at explaining things
96%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
100%
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

88%
Library resources
96%
IT resources
100%
Course specific equipment and facilities
88%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

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

After graduation


We don't have more detailed stats to show you in relation to this subject area at this university but read about typical employment outcomes and prospects for graduates of this subject below.

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

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