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BA (Hons) 4 years full-time, sandwich 2017
BA (Hons) 4 years full-time, abroad 2017
BA (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

120-128

% applicants receiving offers

76%

Subjects
  • Fine art
Student score
80% MED
% employed or in further study
100% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£18k HIGH
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
MDD

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
MDD

UCAS tariff points
120-128

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.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

76%

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

Not 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
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

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

Course description

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).

Modules

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.

Northumbria University

City Campus East

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

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
34%
61%
5%

Year 1

32%
68%

Year 2

27%
73%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
100%

Year 1

100%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

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.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 82%
Student score 80% MED
Able to access IT resources

88%

Staff made the subject interesting

90%

Library resources are satisfactory

100%

Feedback on work has been helpful

74%

Feedback on work has been prompt

75%

Staff are good at explaining things

82%

Received sufficient advice and support

78%

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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
15% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
81% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
13% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
433 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
60% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
17% 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 100% HIGH
Average graduate salary £18k HIGH
Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

10%

Graduates who are artistic, literary and media occupations

6%

Graduates who are other elementary services occupations

26%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Fine arts students, particularly some mature students, are more likely than students of many other subjects to have no need or desire to find work after their degree – quite a few students 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, as are what is termed 'portfolio careers' – having several part-time jobs or commissions at once. Many courses help you prepare for freelancing. Over one in 10 of last year’s fine arts graduates had more than one job six months after graduation, over twice the average for graduates from 2012. 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.
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