Awarding body: The Open University
Our programme of study is designed to promote and develop inventiveness, improvisational skill and the questioning of established practices. Equipped with professional skills along with many transferable skills, the graduating fine art student takes with them the ability to adapt creatively, think laterally, and to problem solve.
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Teaching and Assessment
Assessment is by 100% coursework, and we undertake continuous modular assessment. Studio and site-specific projects are a major part of the course, complemented by lectures, seminars and workshops. Students are also assessed by means of a live project or work placement, as well as on curating an exhibition.
Employment opportunities for Fine Art graduates are many and varied, including creative arts practice, arts administration, teaching, curating, and arts therapy. Many of our students establish their own studios as artists or craftspeople, while others progress to PGCE, MA or MSc in a related discipline.
Applicants must have a Foundation Degree, HND or equivalent Level 5 qualification in an appropriate discipline. Students also require GCSE at grade A*-C (new grading system 9-4) in English and Maths or equivalent Level 2 Literacy and Numeracy.
You will be asked to send a digital portfolio prior to interview. The portfolio must demonstrate your creative skills, subject knowledge and enthusiasm for study. We are looking for a maximum of 12 images that demonstrate a variety of skills research, design development, progressing through to final outcomes. These must include examples of drawing, sketchbooks, idea development, digital skills and finished pieces. Applicants with English as their second language must have minimum IELTS Level 6 or equivalent.
£7,500 per annum