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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

128-136

% applicants receiving offers

38%

Subjects
  • Fine art
Student score
86% HIGH
% employed or in further study
96% MED
Average graduate salary
£17k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
ABB-AAB

AAB - ABB

Scottish Highers
Not Available

AAAAB - AABBB

Scottish Advanced Highers
ABB

AAB - ABB

BTEC Diploma
MDD

International Baccalaureate
35

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 128-136 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

38%

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

This unique and prestigious programme integrates theory with practice to produce high calibre and critically aware artist graduates.Youâ??ll develop an ambitious and creative body of work produced in our excellent studio facilities, supported by artist-lecturers and visiting practitioners. Your portfolio is also informed and enriched by modules in art history, museum and curatorial studies and cultural and media theory â?? all put into context through a practice-related dissertation. Studio work is complemented by a series of professional practice modules in which you acquire skills that will give you the skills to pursue a wide range of art-related careers.

Modules

Level 1: Studio practice comprises of 4 x 5 week project periods, each led by different members of staff; in art history there is a questioning of modes of representation with the 'A story of art?', a series of 4 short modules providing a critical examination of the way art and visual culture, from the primitive through classical and medieval, to the modern and post-modern, has been perceived, interpreted and often misinterpreted; secondly, through the elements of visual culture modules, students are introduced to various ways in which the history and theory of art connect with the actual practice of art, close-reading texts and theorising visual art and culture with a view to enhancing their own self-directed learning in both written and practical contexts. Level 2: Comprises of 50% studio practice with the remaining half of study being a combination of art history and elective modules; electives are chosen by the student from a large array of university wide modules, though additional modules in art history or studio practice can be undertaken. Level 3: 2 options: model 'A' weighted towards studio practice and model 'B' towards art history/theory; both options include studio and critical theory modules; the critical studies/theory module ('practice in context') explores how art is presented and historicised and builds upon the history and theory developed in levels 1 and 2; this provides a framework in which students contextualise their own studio work within contemporary art practice and theory; this could be presented using a wide variety of traditional methods or new media technologies e.g. from written texts to web sites; whilst option 'A' allows the scope to fully develop a critically engaged studio practice, option 'B' allows particular students to develop their art history and theory interests to a greater level than ever before.

University of Leeds

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Studying at the University of Leeds and becoming a member of Leeds University Union will provide you with an experience like no other. The campus nestled in the heart of Leeds is a hive of activity from world-class research to inspirational academic lectures and exceptional Union events. We have more than 300 clubs and societies for sports, dance, media, politics and volunteering.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
24%
76%

Year 1

27%
73%

Year 2

22%
78%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
33%
67%

Year 1

8%
92%

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 96%
Student score 86% HIGH
Able to access IT resources

93%

Staff made the subject interesting

91%

Library resources are satisfactory

93%

Feedback on work has been helpful

87%

Feedback on work has been prompt

87%

Staff are good at explaining things

89%

Received sufficient advice and support

92%

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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
7% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
86% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
0% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
466 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
90% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
7% 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 96% MED
Average graduate salary £17k MED
Graduates who are design occupations

9%

Graduates who are artistic, literary and media occupations

7%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

21%

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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