BA (Hons) Fine Art

BA (Hons) Fine Art

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Fine Art is a dynamic subject that it can be showcased through collectives, galleries and public spaces. Contemporary art generates powerful new ideas and platforms for debate. Working as an artist is social, practical, and theoretical, and can involve you in an exciting range of cultural and educational activities everywhere.

This module is designed to give you the opportunity to define a short programme of study on a self-initiated basis in preparation for the major “Extended Study in Fine Art” module. You will learn through experience how to identify and articulate personal aims and how to plan and manage a period of self-directed work. It also requires you to focus on the relationship of your art/design/media interests to individual career aspirations.

Students design and produce a research project that develops a specialised interest in contemporary critical debates and contexts for contemporary creative production.  There will be workshops and lectures to support you in developing your ideas, designing and implementing research projects, and provide guidance on independent study. Supervision tutorials will support your on-going research, critical reading and writing.

During the module, you will compile a Research File that contains contextual and cultural reference material that is informing your work, and which may include a written commentary explaining the relevance of this to your own practice. A professionally produced individual publication presented with the final body of work demonstrates an understanding of individual creative practice in relation to contemporary critical, cultural and professional contexts. This publication also requires you to critically reflect on research sources, application of methodology and the success of the outcome in relation to your original intentions.

This module enables you to consolidate your knowledge and understanding of your area of practice in relation to the professional context, and develop strategies for graduation and progression to employment or further studies. The module is designed to contribute to the refinement of your contextual understanding of your discipline, and enable you to focus this towards identified personal career aspirations and the opportunities offered, directly and indirectly, by the industry.

Articulation from HKDI

  • Higher Diploma in Visual Arts and Culture 
  • Higher Diploma in Illustration

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At UWE Bristol we empower you to make a choice. To choose a university that pushes itself as much as you. To choose a passion that gives you purpose. To choose a community that leads the way, encouraging you to question everything, and to become the best you can be.

UWE Bristol is one of the UK’s larger universities with over 30,000 students studying in Bristol or at our overseas partner universities. As an ambitious, supportive university, UWE Bristol work with their industry partners to identify skills shortages, and develop courses that meet industry needs and provide fantastic career opportunities for their students. And the results speak for themselves – UWE Bristol ranks 116th in THE Young University World Rankings 2022,   2nd in Education courses (2021), 7th in Architecture (2023), 14th in Graphic Design (2023), 22nd in Fine Art (2023), and 36th in Electronic & Electrical courses (2023) in the Guardian University Guide. Plus, it ranks 6th in Building courses in the Complete University Guide 2023.

The University couldn’t be better placed than in Bristol, a vibrant, friendly and creative hub – and the location adds even more to our appeal. From the creative industries to engineering, high-tech to healthcare, and established national corporations to growing start-ups, it’s a hotbed of opportunity where you can achieve your career goals.

*It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognize any qualification to which this course may lead