Fine Art Professional Practice - BA Hons (Lancaster University)


Qualification Obtained: BA in Fine Art and Professional Practice

Course Overview

All Fine Art students have their own studio space as well as access to bespoke workshop areas to support multi disciplinary approaches to fine art practice. On this program of study you will attend workshops in the following disciplines 3d, printmaking, photography, film editing studio, sound editing, textiles. Students artwork is exhibited in our beautifully restored 1920s gallery. The gallery hosts major exhibitions including work by Damien Hirst and Tracey Emin. This programme offers a distinctive, sound base for your development and learning experience and establishing your personal Fine Art identity. A fine art culture linking studio-based practice, professional practice and contextual studies provides you with a degree of flexibility in achieving your personal objectives.

You will develop practical skills across a broad range of concepts and methodologies. Through professional practice and critical studies you will develop critical, analytical and interpersonal skills used for presentation, marketing and self-promotion. The industrial placement supports your future career planning.

Students are encouraged to participate in collaborative, exhibitions, competitions and public art projects. Study visits and Visiting Lecturers expand course delivery; many visits are arranged to Manchester, Liverpool, London as well as annual international study visit 2016-17 Barcelona. Unique to our Fine Art degree course are the Abingdon Street Studios- the college provides bridging Studio spaces on Abingdon in the heart of Blackpool town centre offering transitional support to students graduating from the BA Fine Art programme. Within the studios there is a project space and other professional residency artists of international reputation.

Course Entry Requirements

200 UCAS points (excluding functional skills) with at least 120 UCAS points in a discipline relating to Fine Art, Graphics, Illustration or Design  and GCSEs in English Language and Maths at Grade C or above (or equivalent).

We welcome applications from those who have relevant experience in lieu of the minimum entry requirements.

All applicants will be given the opportunity to attend one of our workshops / send work electronically.  For further information:

2017 Entry Requirements

A new UCAS Tariff will be used for courses starting from September 2017, the new entry requirements are as follows;

A minimum of 80 UCAS points (previously 200) in an appropriate discipline excluding functional skills and GCSE English Language at grade C or above (or equivalent). 

Applicants who are able to demonstrate relevant work/life skills or knowledge will also be considered on an individual basis.

All applicants will be given the opportunity to attend a workshop. Alternatively, if you are unable to attend, we will view your work online. For further details, please see

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Course Code: VA1HE14
UCAS Code: W100
Start Date: 12/09/2016
End Date: 07/06/2019

Duration: 3 Years
Location of Study: University Centre

Course Code: VA1HE14
UCAS Code: W100
Start Date: 12/09/2017
End Date: 06/06/2020

Duration: 3 Years
Location of Study: University Centre

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If you require any further information about this course please contact us on the following:

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01253 504 343


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