What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 120-128 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers76%
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.
Tuition fee & financial supportNot available
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
Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses
With the Times Higher Education award for Excellence and Innovation in the Arts, and our successful partnership with BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, this course is well-placed to launch your career as a successful artist. With access to our on-campus workshops, media resources and exhibition spaces, you will find everything you need to develop your individual fine art practice. Specialist facilities provide you with the opportunity to explore a wide variety of media including painting, sculpture, print-making, photography, moving image, performance and installation. Regular group and individual tutorials with our research-active practitioners will help you expand your theoretical abilities, while our professional practice modules will introduce you to strategies to launch your career. And it doesnâ??t stop there. Beyond the course, successful students will have the opportunity to become graduate fellows or further develop their practice in Graduate Studios Northumbria. Showcasing their work to industry professionals in Newcastle and London through the Visual Arts Degree Show, 85% of our graduates find themselves in employment or further study six months after finishing the course (Unistats 2013).
Year 1: personal and professional development; professional practice 1; history and theory of visual arts; introduction to art school culture- studio practice; introduction to art school culture- skills and materials; academic skills (ask) for sass ug1. Year 2: personal and professional development; history and theory of visual arts 2; professional practice 2; studio practice and research skills; studio practice and theoretical research; academic skills (ask) for sass ug2. Year 3: personal and professional development; fine art project; personal and professional skills 3; research and production; synthesis; academic skills (ask) for sass ug3.
At Northumbria you will be in Newcastle, one of the best student cities in the UK. Think culture, shopping, music, sport, nightlife and cost, with a students' union that is one of the best in the country, voted Union of the Year in 2011. One in seven people living in the city is a student. Plus this is a university where over 90% of graduates go into employment or further study.
How you'll spend your time
|Year 1||Year 2||Year 3|
|Lectures / seminars||34%||32%||27%|
- Lectures / seminars
- Independent study
How you'll be assessed
|Year 1||Year 2||Year 3|
- Written exams
- Practical exams
What do the numbers say for
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What do students think about this subject here?
Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.
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
Male / Female
Full-time / Part-time
Typical Ucas points
2:1 or above
Most popular subjects students studied before attending
Here's an idea of the academic background of students from previous years, to give you a flavour of the type of people who take this subject.
What are graduates doing after six months?
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?