Fine Art BA Hons - 2017 Entry

UCAS Code
W100

Entry Year
2017

A Level Requirements
AAB-ABB see all requirements see all requirements

Duration
Full time 3 Year(s)

Course Overview

Taught by academic staff who are themselves practising artists, historians and theorists, you will be able to study the Fine Art disciplines separately or through interdisciplinary practice. Every Lancaster Fine Art student has their own dedicated studio space from day one, accessible 24/7, day and night.

Our aim from the beginning of your course is for you to become an informed Fine Art practitioner with clear creative aspirations and ambition. You will achieve this through the integration of studio-based practice and the study of both art theory and history. So, the first year of your Fine Art degree begins with modules including Fine Art Practice and the LICA-wide module Modernism in the Arts.

In your second year, you will take the core modules Studio Practice and Critical Reflections (contemporary arts theory), and modules in Professional Practice or Digital Media will also be an option. Your third year similarly balances academic and practical study including Studio Practice, Professional Practice, and Dissertation. In addition to these modules two vocationally orientated modules, LICA Work Placement and Creative Enterprise, are available in your second and final years.

While we have no ‘house style’ the emphasis is on Fine Art practice and Fine Art ‘thinking’ in painting, drawing, sculpture, digital, live art and their hybrids. Our aim is for you to develop the practice and ideas that best reflect your aims and values as a young Fine Artist. 

Your tutors will be professional artists and publishing historians and the mix of academic and creative skills gained at Lancaster makes you highly attractive for postgraduate study and employers.

Getting seen is crucial for those who want to pursue careers in Fine Art. With this in mind, our degree programme ends with both a solo and group show for each student.

  • Course Overview

    Course Overview

    Taught by academic staff who are themselves practising artists, historians and theorists, you will be able to study the Fine Art disciplines separately or through interdisciplinary practice. Every Lancaster Fine Art student has their own dedicated studio space from day one, accessible 24/7, day and night.

    Our aim from the beginning of your course is for you to become an informed Fine Art practitioner with clear creative aspirations and ambition. You will achieve this through the integration of studio-based practice and the study of both art theory and history. So, the first year of your Fine Art degree begins with modules including Fine Art Practice and the LICA-wide module Modernism in the Arts.

    In your second year, you will take the core modules Studio Practice and Critical Reflections (contemporary arts theory), and modules in Professional Practice or Digital Media will also be an option. Your third year similarly balances academic and practical study including Studio Practice, Professional Practice, and Dissertation. In addition to these modules two vocationally orientated modules, LICA Work Placement and Creative Enterprise, are available in your second and final years.

    While we have no ‘house style’ the emphasis is on Fine Art practice and Fine Art ‘thinking’ in painting, drawing, sculpture, digital, live art and their hybrids. Our aim is for you to develop the practice and ideas that best reflect your aims and values as a young Fine Artist. 

    Your tutors will be professional artists and publishing historians and the mix of academic and creative skills gained at Lancaster makes you highly attractive for postgraduate study and employers.

    Getting seen is crucial for those who want to pursue careers in Fine Art. With this in mind, our degree programme ends with both a solo and group show for each student.

  • Entry Requirements

    Entry Requirements

    Grade Requirements

    A Level AAB-ABB and a portfolio of your work

    International Baccalaureate 35-32 points overall with 16 points from the best 3 Higher Level subjects

    BTEC Distinction, Distinction, Distinction to Distinction, Distinction, Merit

    Other Qualifications We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications. For more information please visit the international qualifications webpage or contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office directly.

    Essential Subjects

    The following subjects are considered desirable by the department: Art and Design and one other humanities subject.

    IELTS 6.5 (with at least 5.5 in each component)

    Further Information

    General Studies Offers normally include General Studies if it is taken as a fourth A level.

    Foundation Courses Art foundation courses are not an essential requirement for this degree. We welcome applications for our single honours Fine Art degree (W100) from students who have or are in progress of completing a Level 3 Art Foundation course. These applications will be considered on a case by case basis and we would expect the applicant to have also achieved two grade B’s at A2 level

    Portfolio Digital portfolios are requested if an applicant is deemed to meet our academic entry requirements and overall profile. The department will contact an applicant to request a portfolio be uploaded to Blogger. The portfolio should include imaginative, expressive and analytical work as well as objective drawing.

    Combination of Qualifications  Applications from students with a combination of qualifications are welcomed, for further advice please contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office directly.

    Taking a gap year Applications for deferred entry welcomed.

    Contact Undergraduate Admissions Office + 44 1524 592028 or via ugadmissions@lancaster.ac.uk

     

  • Course Structure

    Course Structure

    Many of Lancaster's degree programmes are flexible, offering students the opportunity to cover a wide selection of subject areas to complement their main specialism. You will be able to study a range of modules, some examples of which are listed below.

    Year 1

      Core

    Year 2

      Core

      Optional

    Year 3

      Core

      Optional

    Lancaster University offers a range of programmes, some of which follow a structured study programme, and others which offer the chance for you to devise a more flexible programme. We divide academic study into two sections - Part 1 (Year 1) and Part 2 (Year 2, 3 and sometimes 4). For most programmes Part 1 requires you to study 120 credits spread over at least three modules which, depending upon your programme, will be drawn from one, two or three different academic subjects. A higher degree of specialisation then develops in subsequent years. For more information about our teaching methods at Lancaster visit our Teaching and Learning section.

    Information contained on the website with respect to modules is correct at the time of publication, but changes may be necessary, for example as a result of student feedback, Professional Statutory and Regulatory Bodies' (PSRB) requirements, staff changes, and new research.

  • Careers

    Careers

    Fine Art graduates from Lancaster University have found careers as professionals for creative agencies, working in television or for museums and galleries, while some go on to be professional artists.

    As well as teaching and arts administration, the multidisciplinary skills our graduates acquire during their Fine Art degree open doors across the creative industries and in many employment sectors.

    Lancaster graduates successfully progress onto PGCE, MA, MPhil and PhD courses, either with us or at other high quality national institutions, for example the Royal Academy and the Royal College of Art.


    Lancaster University is dedicated to ensuring you not only gain a highly reputable degree, but that you also graduate with relevant life and work based skills. We are unique in that every student is eligible to participate in The Lancaster Award which offers you the opportunity to complete key activities such as work experience, employability/career development, campus community and social development. Visit our Employability section for full details.
  • Fees and Funding

    Fees and Funding

    Fees

    We set our fees on an annual basis and the 2017/18 entry fees have not yet been set.

    As a guide, our fees in 2016 were:

    UK/EU Overseas
    £9,000 £14,500

    Funding

    Lancaster University's priority is to support every student to make the most of their life and education and we have committed £3.7m in scholarships and bursaries. 400 students each year will be entitled to bursaries or scholarships to help them with the cost of fees and/or living expenses. Our financial support depends on your circumstances and how well you do in your A levels (or equivalent academic qualifications) before starting study with us.

    Scholarships recognising academic talent:

    • An Academic Scholarship of £2,000 for the first year of study to any student from the UK entering with A*, A*, A or equivalent academic qualifications 
    • An Access Scholarship of £1,000 per year for all UK students from households with an income of less than £42,600 who achieve grades of A*, A, A, or the equivalent academic qualifications.  In addition, students from household incomes of less than £42,600 who achieve higher entry grades of A*, A*, A (or equivalent academic qualifications), will also be awarded our £2,000 Academic Scholarship in their first year of study.
    • An Excellence Scholarship which forms part of the Unconditional Offer Scheme for full time UK applicants with outstanding academic profiles within a number of academic departments.

    Bursaries for life, living and learning

    • Lancaster Bursary of £1,000 per annum for all students from England with a household income of more than £25,000 but less than £42,600 

    Any financial support that you receive from Lancaster University will be in addition to government support that might be available to you (eg fee loans) and will not affect your entitlement to these.

    For full details of the University's financial support packages including eligibility criteria, please visit our fees and funding page

     

    Students will require the following basic items:

    • A digital camera with removable memory card – not with internal memory.
    • A pen drive with at least 1gb memory
    • A Stanley knife or scalpel
    • General purpose scissors
    • A box of pencils, 2H to 6B inclusive
    • A variety of brushes
    • A padlock (we supply you with a steel locker)
    • A hardback student quality sketchbook (A3 or A4)

    Students will also need student grade acrylic and oil paints as well as specialist tools and materials as they begin to specialise. Please refer to the Department for more detailed information.

    Students also need to consider further costs which may include books, stationery, photocopying, printing, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits. Following graduation it may be necessary to take out subscriptions to professional bodies and to buy business attire for job interviews.