BA Fine Art
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The BA (Hons) Fine Art course is suitable for applicants who can meet the entry requirements that are detailed below, and have an appetite to develop their fine art practice within an intensive studio-based teaching environment. For further information on how to apply to the course, and to download the Application form, please go to the Apply section on the Art School front page.

Entry requirements

All applicants have to meet the minimum entry requirements for admittance to the course, including the English Language Requirements (If you do not speak English as a first language) though there are three different ways of doing so:

1. Standard Educational
Applicants who have achieved, or are expected to achieve, the equivalent of 112 UCAS points, for example:
a) three GCE ‘A’ Level passes with one at grade A; OR
b) two GCE ‘A’ Level passes, plus a Foundation Diploma in Art & Design at pass or above.
2. International educational
Applicants who have achieved, or are expected to achieve, the equivalent of 112 UCAS points with a combination of other qualifications including, though not exclusively, the International Baccalaureate or High School Diploma.

Please check UCAS guidance for the various International Qualifications.

3. Other experiential
Applicants who can demonstrate equivalent prior practice and experience, such as extensive work in administration; or perhaps minimal GCSE qualifications plus a number of years working in an arts context.

Using a process called Recognition /Accreditation of Prior Learning (R/APL), Art School Admissions Tutors consider how various work-life and (in)formal educational experiences meet the educational level of the entry requirements.

Please see our Recognition/ Accreditation of Prior Learning Policy here.

English Language Requirements

All applicants who do not speak English as a first language are required to provide evidence of their English language skills. The Art School cannot accept any applicant who scores lower than the equivalent of Level 6.0 from the International English Language Testing Service (IELTS), with a minimum of 5.5 for listening, reading, writing, and speaking.

If you do not require a Tier 4 visa and wish to take The Cambridge English Exams, your score requires to be in the range of 169–175 or higher.

Selection Criteria

To distinguish between all the applicants that meet our entry requirements we select those that we believe have the current ability and potential to:

·           demonstrate commitment and motivation for the subject and the course;
·           explore, articulate and develop their ideas as visual and material outcomes;
·           creatively research information and visual material to support the development of their ideas;
·           demonstrate a range of skills and technical abilities appropriate to their developing art practice;
·           communicate ideas visually, verbally and in writing;
·           self-direct and evaluate their own work.

 

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