Fine Art Professional Practice - BA Hons Degree
Course Code: VA1HE14
UCAS Code: W100
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.
A minimum of 80 UCAS points (excluding Functional Skills) from A-levels including A Level English Language or Literature at grade C or above, Pass Full Access to HE Humanities pathway (to include English) or an appropriate equivalent qualification. You will also require GCSE English Language at grade C/4 or above. Applicants who are able to demonstrate relevant work/life skills or knowledge will also be considered on an individual basis.
Modules and Assessment
Teaching and Learning Methods
This course offers a distinctive sound base for your development and learning experience. A Fine Art culture linking Studio Based Practice, Professional Practice and Contextual Studies, enables the student a degree of flexibility in achieving personal aims. Individual tutorials, assigned personal tutors, peer groups learning, visiting speakers, a range of tutor led workshops in all media help foster a challenging, learning environment for the individual.
Students can also expect a very high level of academic and pastoral support, and one to one student tutor interaction. Due to the relatively small year groups, tutor- student one to one contact and support is very high. The academic day typically begins at 9.00am and ends at 5.00pm. The Fine Art Studios are open for Self Directed Study From 8.30am to 9.00pm weekdays (Fridays 8.30am to 4.45pm).
Year 1 34% time in lectures and seminars, 66% independent study
Year 2 30% time in lectures and seminars, 70% independent study
Year 3 28% time in lectures and seminars, 72% independent study
Work Placement and Field Trips
Other Costs and Equipment Needed
All staff involved in the delivery of higher education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.
Read our tuition fees guide.