Art – Bath Spa University


Our Art courses promote curiosity and nurture independent enquiry within a vibrant, dynamic, and interdisciplinary community

Undergraduate art courses

Art and Design courses

A full list of our Art and Design undergraduate courses, including optional Foundation year courses, can be found on our course page.

Creative Arts Practice

Our Creative Arts Practice course was designed for individuals with more than one field of interest, through this course you can study a combination of visual art disciplines. With emphasis on making and thinking, you’ll cover a range of subjects.

The first year of the course is structured and project based; you’ll be taught in a shared studio or workshop with academic and technical staff. You’ll learn new practical skills as well as developing those you already have.

As the course progresses, we’ll encourage you to explore your own individual studio practice in the areas of study you choose. You’ll benefit from support and encouragement from staff who are practitioners in their specialist fields. In addition you’ll have access to the range of technical facilities the School of Art and Design offers.

Postgraduate art courses

Fine Art

This studio based Fine Art course allows you to develop your creative potential in a cross-disciplinary environment, using specialist equipment and drawing on the expertise of practising artists and skilled technicians at our Locksbrook campus.

Working with students from across the Bath Schools of Art and Design, you’ll study a range of approaches including painting, sculpture, live art and photography, to further your skills and knowledge in your specialist area.

You’ll identify your individual position as an artist, develop the appropriate technical skills and learn how to promote and exhibit your work professionally.

Fine Art (Ceramics)

This distinctive MA Fine Art (Ceramics) course is designed to fully develop your individual creative potential as a ceramicist within a Fine Art context.

You’ll work alongside Fine Art and Design peers specialising in Photography, Curatorial Practice, Visual Communication, Graphics, Illustration and Textiles, allowing you to contextualise your work in relation to current debates.

Fine Art (Curatorial Practice)

Our MA Fine Art (Curatorial Practice) course explores curating as a contemporary practice, and approaches a wide range of curatorial strategies.

We encourage you to move beyond traditional collection and exhibition-based curation to engage new audiences, situations and sites of encounter – ranging from art interventions in public spaces and projects in unexpected places to digital and web-based experiences.

Design (Textiles)

Our MA Design (Textiles) is grounded in professional development and research. We encourage you to work independently and collaboratively, with and alongside students of illustration, photography, curation and other Design and Fine Art specialisms.

Design (Visual Communication)

Our MA Design (Visual Communication) is grounded in individual research, in which you'll work alongside other postgraduate students from the Schools of Art and Design. Our view is that by integrating your methods with those in related fields, you’ll become a more effective specialist photographer, graphic designer or illustrator.

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