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Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Fine art
Student score
Not Available
% employed or in further study
96% MED
Average graduate salary
£17.2k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
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Scottish Highers
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BTEC Diploma
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UCAS tariff points

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 112 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


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


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

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Course description

Overview Our four BA Fine Art degree pathways embrace fine art as an open discipline constructed from many different studio practices and a critical involvement with ideas, culture and society. You will explore a range of artistic practices (including installation, performance, painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography, digital arts, film and video) through making, research and critique. Our suite of BA degrees opens the door to a wide range of creative and professional possibilities. Why study BA Fine Art at Middlesex University? At Middlesex we have the facilities and the expertise to enhance your exploration of all kinds of art, from traditional forms like painting and sculpture to more contemporary approaches including digital arts, installation, and socially engaged practices. We place an emphasis on learning about art practice, history and theory through studio-based teaching and you will benefit from having an individual tutor as well as being part of a small, friendly peer group. As a student, you will have the freedom to work independently within the tutorial framework so that you can develop self-discipline, experience of making and showing your work, and critical skills. This approach often leads to student-led collaborations, which contribute to the collective ethos of the course. Initiatives have included a range of exhibitions and events, and many collaborative groups have continued professionally beyond Middlesex. Pathways BA (Hons) Fine Art supports you in fulfilling your capacity for self-directed learning through the production of an ambitious body of work; you will explore the relationship between studio and exhibition, making and dissemination, and reflect on the role of different audiences. BA (Hons) Fine Art Social Practice approaches art practice in its social contexts and offers you the opportunity to engage with a range of communities and institutions with the common goal of making a positive impact to the world around you. BA (Hons) Fine Art Multimedia Practice supports you in expanding your creative practice and technical expertise with particular emphasis on viewer interaction, contemporary sound and video technologies and digital techniques. BA (Hons) Fine Art Critical Practice is addressed to students who conceive of their art practice as involved in an in-depth and on-going dialogue with the critical, theoretical, philosophical and historical discourses that surround and inform it. Course highlights Our outstanding facilities in The Grove, our specialist building for art, design, media and performing arts, are among the best in the country You are taught by practicing artists who exhibit and sell their work globally and work across a wide range of media including photography, painting, film, installation, sound and interactive art At the end of Level 5 (year 2) you have the option of our distinct pathways (BA Fine Art; BA Fine Art Social Practice; BA Fine Art Multimedia Practice; BA Fine Art Critical Practice), which reflect and benefit from particular areas of staff expertise and achievement. A regular Fine Art lecture series from visiting artists and curators provides insight into professional experience At the end of your degree you will exhibit your work at our Degree Show, a great opportunity to showcase your talents to the creative industry A flexible part-time study option and supportive staff mean it's easy to balance your studies with other commitments As a student of this course you'll receive a free electronic textbook for every module.


Year 1: Fine Art Practice: Beginnings and Directions (60 credits) - Compulsory Formations of Fine Art Practice (30 credits) - Compulsory Starting Out: Art Education and Educating Art (30 credits) - Compulsory Year 2: Fine Art Practice and Development (60 credits) - Compulsory Fine Art Theories and Practices (30 credits) - Compulsory Art Practice and the Community: Placement (30 credits) - Optional Art and Philosophy (30 credits) - Optional Fine Art Practice, Research and Reflection (30 credits) - Optional Sound, Video and Interactivity Context and Practice (30 credits) - Optional Year 3: Critical and Contextual Proposition (30 credits) - Compulsory Art Practice, Collaborations, Community Participation and Exhibition (60 credits) - Optional Art Practice, Philosophy and Exhibition (60 credits) - Compulsory Professional Awareness, Peer Critique and Curatorial Practice (30 credits) - Compulsory Sound, Video and Interactivity (30 credits) - Optional Specialist Development, Practice and Exhibition (60 credits) - Optional

Middlesex University

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Middlesex has a vibrant and culturally diverse student community and a union that supports, celebrates, engages and represents them every step of the way. What's more, its north-west London location places students within touching distance of the heart of the capital and everything it has to offer. The union supports more than 1,500 active student members across more than 60 societies.

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

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

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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
16% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
73% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
18% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
325 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
69% 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 96% MED
Average graduate salary £17.2k MED
Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers


Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals


Graduates who are artistic, literary and media occupations


Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
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.
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