What will you study on the BA Fine Art?
Your first year concentrates on understanding and working with different models as a fine artist, ensuring you have exposure to all the different workshops and facilities available to you.
- You will be introduced to concepts of time and action, space and object, plus image and index in your studio practice
- In the second and third terms studio practice develops more individually
- Introduction to contemporary fine art practice and its history with short written assignments.
In your second year you will diversify and expand your skills, developing a deeper awareness of the critical demands of contemporary art
- You will develop your visual language as you experiment in your studio practice
- You will study visual culture, art and philosophy, and art and the community with a concluding written submission
- This year includes options to study on the international exchange programme or work on art projects in the community
- Your study culminates in an exhibition, where you will gain hands-on experience of curating and exhibiting.
Your final year of your degree enables you to consolidate and refine your art, developing your studio practice to a professional level.
- This year includes a professional practice seminar series, a research essay, and another opportunity to work on art practice in the community
- In tutorials you will focus on how clearly your visual language is communicated
- The second and third terms focus on bringing work to a professional level for a public exhibition (recently this has been at Truman Brewery, Brick Lane).
What will you gain?
Alongside developing your vision and skills as an artist, you will also develop a wide range of transferable skills including initiative, self motivation, resourcefulness, excellent written and verbal communications skills, ability to work both alone and in groups, and the ability to be reflective and constructively self-critical about projects you have initiated.