- Award: BA (Hons) Creative Arts
- UCAS code: AA11
- School: School of Art and Design
- UK/EU Fees: Tuition fees are £9,000 per year. Studio fees are £50 per module (subject to yearly review).
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- Course length: Three years full-time; part-time available
- Campus: Dartmouth Avenue
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A varied course, covering print making, painting, ceramics, sculpture, digital media and other related disciplines.
Why study Art?
Art is part of the Creative Arts course, so you will select another subject to study with Art. Attention is always paid to the interaction of Art with the various subject combinations within Creative Arts - for instance if you decide to combine Art and Textiles the subject may function in a different way than if you choose Art and Creative Studies. Adventurous students who would like to have a broader experience of Art should apply for this course. Attention is always paid to the interaction of Art with the various subject combinations within Creative Arts.
You will choose one of the following subjects to study alongside Art:
Ratio of applications to places
No. of applicants (2011): 528
No. of places (2011):70
National student survey results
The course is a combination of studio practice, workshop, seminar and lecture programmes – which inform the contextual aspects of the course. You will develop the creative and critical skills needed to articulate your work as an individual artist. You’ll have the option to explore a broad range of approaches to making contemporary art; painting; print making (silk screen, etching, relief printing and lithography); photography; video; animation; sculpture; performance; digital media (using industry standard programmes involved in image making).
Facilities are excellent, and there are dedicated workshops within the School of Art and Design to support the above activities.
Professional Practice is extremely important and in Year 2 you have the option of organising and participating in a public group exhibition in a gallery in Bath. A series of talks by visiting lecturers and practitioners from the industry supports this module.
An important emphasis within the Art subject is on critical theory and research to support studio practice. We assume you are primarily artists driven by the desire to create and much of your time will be taken up by making. Yet we believe that as contemporary practitioners research and critical skills are vital, informing and supporting your studio practice.
You will need energy and commitment in day to day working and versatility moving between different media and teaching styles.
Assessment is predominantly on practical work although theory and professional practice are embedded into all modules. You will be required to give presentations, curate exhibitions and work collaboratively at various stages of the course. Contextual research and writing exercises run in parallel to your practice throughout all three years.
Continuous assessment (100% course work)
Continuous assessment (100% course work)
Art is part of the Creative Arts course, so you will select another subject to study with Art. Attention is always paid to the interaction of Art with the various subject combinations within Creative Arts - for instance if you decide to combine Art and Textiles the subject may function in a different way than if you choose Art and Creative Studies. Students who would like to have a broader experience of Art should apply for this course.
You’ll be taught by practising artists and supported by a programme of visiting speakers who talk about their own work and experience working as contemporary artists. Through a programme of lectures and seminars you will also explore contemporary issues within the visual arts and the historical background to these ideas.
Full-time applications are through UCAS
International students should visit our international pages for more information about our entry requirements, fees and scholarships, and student support.
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260-300 UCAS Tariff points (eg BCC; BB+AS a), from an Arts/Visual Arts subject.
Art Foundation course is also acceptable.
Offers may be based on folder of work
Typical career opportunities include gallery administration, media, community-based art work, art administration, teaching or self-employment in the creative industries.
90% students go on to work and/or study for courses in this subject area.