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BA (Hons) 4 years full-time, foundation 2017
Ucas points guide

56-72

% applicants receiving offers

67%

Subjects
  • Fine art
Student score
68% LOW
% employed or in further study
86% LOW
Average graduate salary
£14.1k LOW
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

CD - DDD

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

UCAS tariff points
56-72

UCAS tariff points (Scotland)
60-72

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 56-72 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

67%

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

£6,000

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

If you have already made the decision that this is the right subject for you to study at degree level then you're right to apply direct to the Fine Art Year 0 course. The University of Cumbria is a smart choice of place for the study of Fine Art. Not only does it help you develop an awareness of yourself and your place in contemporary society and the world, it equips and empowers you to articulate imaginative responses in the media of your choice. The course is based at our Caldewgate campus.

Modules

This interdisciplinary course involves 4 studio projects and 1 theory project; from an early stage students have hands-on experience in all the major disciplines, responding to negotiated projects straight after the initial drawing module; they carry a set of related ideas through different media to experience and explore the particular characteristics of each method and to observe their effect on their ideas; the last 2 modules are designed to raise studentsâ?? awareness of the part an audience has to, or might, play in studentsâ?? work; in the final project students are asked to make a proposal, in exhibition form, for a site-specific work where the context (for example, geographical, environmental, sociological, historical, virtual, ideological) drives the development and outcome; the written and presentational, critical and contextual elements introduce students to a wide range of current art practice, referring them to precedents or influences from the 20th-Century and earlier; students develop an awareness of issues and methodologies in contemporary fine art and of their position and potential within it.

University of Cumbria

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The University of Cumbria has multiple campuses - from Carlisle to London! - each offering a unique learning experience which enables students to have that small campus feel but be part of a bigger university community. With strong focus on vocational learning, it is 2nd in the UK for graduate employability with 97% in employment or further study within six months.

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

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 67%
Student score 68% LOW
Able to access IT resources

86%

Staff made the subject interesting

76%

Library resources are satisfactory

86%

Feedback on work has been helpful

64%

Feedback on work has been prompt

82%

Staff are good at explaining things

77%

Received sufficient advice and support

73%

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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
3% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
80% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
15% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
308 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
50% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
8% 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 86% LOW
Average graduate salary £14.1k LOW
Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

7%

Graduates who are food preparation and hospitality trades

7%

Graduates who are other elementary services occupations

18%

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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