Why study this course?
This is a top-up version of the Fine Art BA (Hons) degree. A top-up degree is the final year (Level 6) of an undergraduate degree course and is for those who have a foundation degree, Higher National Diploma or equivalent qualification, or those wishing to study the final year of their degree in London.
On this superb fine art degree you’ll be taught by internationally renowned artists in our state-of-the-art facilities, attend international events and gain all the skills and expertise you’ll need to succeed as an artist.
More about this course
In our School of Art, Architecture and Design, you’ll be studying in a famous art school in one of the busiest contemporary art scenes in Europe. London is home to hundreds of art galleries and museums, art events and a range of art organisations and businesses.
On this exciting and challenging undergraduate degree, you’ll be taught in cutting-edge studios by practising London artists who are passionate about art and teaching. Our staff include artists with an impressive track record of international shows such as Bob and Roberta Smith, Pil and Galia Kollectiv and Mel Brimfield. There’s also an extensive programme of lectures from guest artists.
Facilities include spacious art studios, the latest 3D printing and laser-cutting facilities, exhibition spaces and even a roof garden. You’ll also have access to state-of-the-art digital media, print, painting, photography, ceramics and sculpture workshops.
You’ll study alongside a diverse mix of ambitious and prolific fellow art students and will associate with architects, designers, musicians and film directors, providing a collaborative atmosphere that will stimulate your creativity.
With two huge all-student exhibitions taking place, as well as a major degree show every summer, you will have excellent opportunities to showcase your work.
As a final year student you will have the opportunity to explore a topic of your choice in your dissertation.
The modules listed below are for the academic year 2022/23 and represent the course modules at this time. Modules and module details (including, but not limited to, location and time) are subject to change over time.
Year 3 modules include:
Critical & Contextual Studies 3: Dissertation (Art) (core, 30 credits)
Major Project (core, 30 credits)
Methods and Enquiry 2 (core, 30 credits)
Professional Practice 2: Fine Art (core, 30 credits)
Where this course can take you
Many organisations value a Fine Art graduate’s creativity very highly, and you’ll be joining the School’s proud list of students, which includes famous artists such as Tracey Emin, Sam Taylor-Wood, John Cecil Stephenson and Professor Gerard Hemsworth.
There are a wide range of job opportunities as artists, curators, art critics and art journalists, as previous graduates will testify. Others have gone on to become artists’ assistants, art technicians, gallery administrators, art event organisers, marketers, auctioneers, print technicians, photographers, video producers and studio managers.
Alternative career paths include arts officers for local government, art teachers, art tutors and lecturers. Some graduates have even pursued rewarding roles as art therapists, working in hospitals, day care, rehabilitation, prisons and the probation service.
There’s also the chance that your work may one day be displayed alongside our past students. Organisations that host work by our graduates include the Tate Modern, Tate Britain, Venice Biennale, ICA, Henry Moore Foundation, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, The Department for Culture, Media and Sport, Museum of Modern Art, Guggenheim, Art Basel, Frieze, Parkett, Artforum, The English Arts Council and the Pompidou Centre.