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Loughborough University

Fine Art

UCAS Code: W101

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B

A typical offer for applicants without a Foundation course is ABB from 3 A-Levels.

Considered on a case by case basis. Please contact Loughborough University directly

We consider applicants offering Pre-U Principal Subjects or a combination of the Pre-U and A levels, provided a minimum of three subjects overall are taken. We recognise the benefit of the Global Perspectives and Research (GPR) course in developing independent study and research skills. While we would consider this as evidence of motivation to study a specific subject in more depth, we do not generally include it as part of our offer conditions. However, it may be used to further consider an application upon receipt of final examination results.

We recognise the benefit of the Extended Project in developing independent research and critical thinking skills. We would consider this as evidence of motivation to study a specific subject in more depth, and while we do not generally include it as part of our offer conditions, it may be used to further consider an application upon receipt of final examination results. www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/apply/entry-requirements/

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

34

34 (6,5,5 HL)

We accept a wide range of international qualifications for entry as outlined on our website – please view the individual course typical offers on our website and choose Ireland in the Country/region drop down field for more information.

Applicants with a UAL Level 3 Diploma in Art and Design – Foundation Studies, BTEC Foundation Diploma / BTEC National Extended Diploma (or similar) will be considered.

Considered on a case by case basis. Please contact Loughborough University directly.

Applicants taking the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma will be asked to achieve the A level requirements for their course as part of their qualification. The Skills Challenge Certificate will be accepted alongside two A levels as long as individual course entry and subject requirements are met. www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/apply/entry-requirements/

UCAS Tariff

128

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

62%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4years

Sandwich | 2019

Subject

Fine art

Our Fine Arts BA (Hons) degree offers an exciting way for you to investigate, participate in and contribute ideas to the field of contemporary art.

It uses both practical and theoretical classes to develop your unique and individual artistic abilities, and fosters your creative skills by developing your critical and analytical insight.

The Fine Arts degree emphasises the relationship between practice and theory, enabling cognitive skills to be intrinsic to studio based practice, where exceptional facilities and expertise supports a range of fine art practices, ranging from drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics, moving image, photography, to temporal performance.

With particular focus on the connections between art, culture and politics, in relation to the public sphere, sustainability, environmental aesthetics, and identity in a global community, a degree in Fine Arts provides you with a wide array of transferable skills and employment opportunities within a wide sphere of the creative industries.

Alongside the freedom to express your imaginative ideas using a variety of media, the Fine Arts degree is fully supported by practising artists and research-intensive staff who help develop your thinking, respond to your work and challenge you to understand the wider cultural and critical fields within which it resides. We have strong connections with LU Arts, Loughborough University’s arts programme, who work closely with the Fine Art course, offering opportunities to participate in events, artists’ talks and exhibitions.

Modules

Year 1 is introductory and experimental, allowing students to explore and develop a range of skills with drawing as a central core of activity. Students are also introduced to the range of workshop practices in the School, to explore different approaches to contemporary Fine Art practice. This is underpinned by a rigorous introduction to contemporary art practice, art history, theory and research skills.

Year 2 is developmental, allowing you to build upon your skills and experiment with the techniques of your choice. In combination with this experimentation, you are introduced to key contemporary concepts, historical practices and art theories to enable you to locate and develop critical discourses on your practice.

Optional professional placement and/or overseas study.

The final year is focused on using your accumulated skills and experience to develop your independent practice as you work towards the degree show exhibition. You will also have the opportunity to extend your academic portfolio through a dissertation or research report.

A full list of indicative modules is available on the course page of our website.

Assessment methods

Assessment is carried out using a number of different methods, including appraisal of: individual studio practice, supporting research, documentation and sketchbooks; academic essays; written artist statements and reports; oral presentations and pechakucha; exhibition-making; portfolios and final year dissertation.

Tuition fees

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

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£17,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Loughborough University

Department:

School of the Arts

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.

72%
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

78%
Staff make the subject interesting
88%
Staff are good at explaining things
92%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
72%
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
86%
Course specific equipment and facilities
56%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

94%
UK students
6%
International students
14%
Male students
86%
Female students
88%
2:1 or above
8%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
B
A*

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.

£16,016
med
Average annual salary
94%
med
Employed or in further education
100%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

18%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
15%
Design occupations
10%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
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.

Fine art

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

£19k

£19k

£23k

£23k

£28k

£28k

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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