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BA (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

112

% applicants receiving offers

62%

Subjects
  • Fine art
Student score
87% HIGH
% employed or in further study
70% LOW
Average graduate salary
£16k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

BBC

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Diploma
DD

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
MMD

International Baccalaureate
24

UCAS tariff points
112

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

62%

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

£9,250

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

This course will allow you to realise your creative potential through exciting and challenging opportunities. The content is broad, so youâ??ll get to choose your direction of your study. This could be painting, drawing, sculpture, video, photography or performance â?? or a combination of these. On our Fine Art degree, youâ??ll work in our spacious studios, galleries and workshops. Our teaching team are all professional artists, so weâ??ll support you with a structured technical, theoretical, imaginative and practical approach to learning to help you realise your ambitions.

Modules

Level 1: Strategies and methods facilitating the process of building a dialogue with tutors and fellow students; critically reflect upon ideas and develop an awareness of historical and contemporary contexts in relationship to ones work; an introductory module in art theory. Level 2: Students pursue the fine art option alone or combine it with another pathway: in another medium associated with contemporary art practice (including: photography, video, digital media, and animation); those with a particular interest in the intellectual aspects of fine art can combine their fine art training with the art theory pathway. Level 3: Students work towards final degree exhibition; follow common professional practice modules to equip one with the knowledge needed for careers in the creative industries.

Staffordshire University

£30m Science Centre at Stoke

Staffordshire University puts students at the heart of everything it does, boasting impressive learning and social facilities across its campuses. Two brand new student spaces have just opened - one a 24-hour facility where students can relax, study or meet with friends. Our demographic has a diverse mix of students of all ages; in 2012 an entire family graduated here on the same day.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
10%
90%

Year 1

10%
90%

Year 2

10%
90%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
87%
13%

Year 1

74%
26%

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 95%
Student score 87% HIGH
Able to access IT resources

86%

Staff made the subject interesting

86%

Library resources are satisfactory

95%

Feedback on work has been helpful

90%

Feedback on work has been prompt

81%

Staff are good at explaining things

100%

Received sufficient advice and support

95%

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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
0% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
70% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
5% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
286 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
52% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
11% 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 70% LOW
Average graduate salary £16k MED
Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

20%

Graduates who are other elementary services occupations

13%

Graduates who are artistic, literary and media occupations

10%

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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