BA (Hons) Fine Art Practice

What will I learn?

Our BA (Hons) Fine Art Practice course has broad delivery of specialisms including painting, installation, sculpture, printmaking, film and performance. Students explore these disciplines through material and conceptual considerations, giving the course a contemporary edge. The beginning of the course involves series of inductions into workshops, allowing students to progress to more self-directed study, while developing specialist areas of interest. There is an emphasis in contextualising work within contemporary practice by aligning academic research with studio production. Students undertake work experience as part of this course; past students have worked as artistsÂ’ assistants, in galleries, in UK and New York, in education and in a bronze foundry. A dissertation is also included in the course and in the final year work towards their graduation exhibition. The student experience is enriched by a dynamic visiting lecture programme of both national and international artists. Throughout, students are guided and supported by group debate, individual tutorial guidance and specialist seminars.

  • Personal/professional development
  • Painting
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture/installation
  • Film/photography
  • Cultural and critical studies
  • Personal project

  • Professional practice Practice-led research Specialist studio pathway Cultural and critical studies Exhibition Project

What could I progress on to?

Upon successful completion of this course, students may apply to a one-year BA (Hons) course offered at Sussex Coast College Hastings. Students have gone on to open their own galleries, curate exhibitions and exhibit both nationally and internationally. Past students have been selected for a series of exhibitions in 2013 Dieppe, selected to take part in 'Platform' at the De La Warr Pavilion and a recently graduating student has set up the Semaphore Gallery in St. Leonards.

Additional Course Details for 17/18

  • Course code 18293Y1
    Course name BA (Hons) Fine Art Practice Y1
    Campus Station Plaza
    Study mode Full-Time
    Start date 25/09/17
    Duration 30 week (s)
  • Course code 18299Y1
    Course name BA (Hons) Fine Art Practice PT Y1
    Campus Station Plaza
    Study mode Part-Time
    Days Tbc
    Start date 25/09/17
    Duration 30 week (s)

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