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Newcastle College

Fine Art Practice

UCAS Code: W100

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

Entry requirements


A level

C,C

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

MPP

Scottish Advanced Higher

C,C

UCAS Tariff

48-64
67%
Applicants receiving offers

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About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2018

This course will allow you to explore a broad range of techniques and processes that will enable you to develop your practice. You will have the opportunity to engage in studio practice modules that cover both traditional and contemporary practices such as drawing, painting, sculpture, installation and digital practice, alongside developing your theoretical and contextual awareness. The practice-based modules are accompanied by live briefs, site specific working and exhibition opportunities which give you valuable experiences as a professional practitioner. You will have access to a wide range of fully equipped specialist practical workshops which include wood, metal, ceramic, traditional and digital print, 3D digital design, lens based, domestic and industrial sewing. Alongside these you will have access to our dedicated drawing studio and large scale working spaces and your own studio space. The studio is central to our delivery and through workshops, seminars, lectures and crits you will develop an individual practice that is exciting, engaging, intellectual and personal to you. As part of our work-ready guarantee you will be exposed to live briefs and exhibition opportunities that will prepare you for your independent practice. You will complete modules in both traditional and contemporary practical skills, alongside building your professional skills. Work-based modules will give you the opportunity to develop your exhibition portfolio. Exhibitions this year have included a year-long exhibition in Alnwick Gardens, student curated exhibitions, and collaborative projects between students and independent artists. We have a dedicated work placement team to help you to secure placements in the area you wish to progress in. Recent placements include galleries such as BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art alongside opportunities internationally such as visiting artists and conference delegates. Graduating students can embark on a rich and varied career path ranging from practitioner, curator, arts management to community work and art education. Students may also progress onto an appropriate Masters programme or PGCE.

Modules

Year One: Academic Study Skills, Contextual Studies 1, Digital Practice, Introduction to Site, Introduction to Studio Practice, Personal Development or Recognition of Prior Learning, Work Related Learning. Year Two: Contextual Studies 2, Intermedia, Professional Development, Studio Practice 1, Studio Practice 2, Work-Based Learning. Year Three: Development, Dissertation, Preparation, Realisation of Practice, Research Methods, Transition.

Assessment methods

The course centres on a programme of assignments designed to put your skills to the test. Teaching is mainly delivered through practical projects, small group work, lectures and private study. As well as developing your specialist skills, you will learn how to research, evaluate and present your ideas clearly and to solve problems creatively, adopting a professional approach to your work. You will put together a portfolio of work evidencing the modules of the qualification which is assessed and moderated as the course progresses.

Tuition fees

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England
£9,000
per year
EU
£9,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,000
per year
Scotland
£9,000
per year
Wales
£9,000
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Newcastle College

Department:

Art and Design

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