Fine Art and Design (Placement Year) BA Hons - 2020 Entry

UCAS Code
W1W3

Entry Year
2020

A Level Requirements
ABB see all requirements see all requirements

Duration
Full time 4 Year(s)

Course Overview

Lancaster's Fine Art and Design degree gives you the opportunity to study fine art practice alongside the practices of contemporary design.

Fine Art at Lancaster gives you the opportunity to integrate Fine Art Practice with Art History/Theory at a high level. From the first through to the final year of your degree you will develop creative and technical skills in painting, drawing, sculpture, digital art and their hybrids. We have no house style, you the student, will develop the practice and ideas that best reflect your aims and values as a young artist.

Design is taught by global design experts and it moves beyond the limited scope of traditional disciplines such as graphic or product design. Instead you will develop the skills to solve complex cultural and social problems by combining design thinking with innovation, technology, business and research. This will equip you for a range of exciting careers in new and emerging industries. LICA also has a range of interdisciplinary modules that support the development of knowledge, skills and understanding that is relevant across both art and design.

You will have the opportunity to spend Year 3 on placement with a public, private or voluntary organisation in the UK or overseas. This experience will boost your employment prospects and will help you to decide on your career direction and the kind of organisation in which you want to work once you graduate. You will be doing a real, responsible job – with all the satisfaction that brings. Our Placements Team will support you in finding and applying for a suitable placement that will support your professional development. Applying for a placement is a competitive process and the preparatory modules you will complete in years one and two are designed to give you the best chance of success in your placement applications. You will also be provided with dedicated workshops, 1:1 appointments with careers professionals as well as opportunities to speak with employers here on campus.

During the placement year you will remain a Lancaster University student which means that you will still be eligible for a student loan, have access to facilities such as the library and receive discounts on transport and council tax. Your tuition fee will be reduced to 20% during the placement year.

The placement will enhance your understanding of the connections between theory and practice and this will benefit your final year of study. This is an exciting opportunity to build up experience and transferable skills, as well as to make contacts with potential employers which will place you a step ahead in the graduate recruitment market.

  • Course Overview

    Course Overview

    Lancaster's Fine Art and Design degree gives you the opportunity to study fine art practice alongside the practices of contemporary design.

    Fine Art at Lancaster gives you the opportunity to integrate Fine Art Practice with Art History/Theory at a high level. From the first through to the final year of your degree you will develop creative and technical skills in painting, drawing, sculpture, digital art and their hybrids. We have no house style, you the student, will develop the practice and ideas that best reflect your aims and values as a young artist.

    Design is taught by global design experts and it moves beyond the limited scope of traditional disciplines such as graphic or product design. Instead you will develop the skills to solve complex cultural and social problems by combining design thinking with innovation, technology, business and research. This will equip you for a range of exciting careers in new and emerging industries. LICA also has a range of interdisciplinary modules that support the development of knowledge, skills and understanding that is relevant across both art and design.

    You will have the opportunity to spend Year 3 on placement with a public, private or voluntary organisation in the UK or overseas. This experience will boost your employment prospects and will help you to decide on your career direction and the kind of organisation in which you want to work once you graduate. You will be doing a real, responsible job – with all the satisfaction that brings. Our Placements Team will support you in finding and applying for a suitable placement that will support your professional development. Applying for a placement is a competitive process and the preparatory modules you will complete in years one and two are designed to give you the best chance of success in your placement applications. You will also be provided with dedicated workshops, 1:1 appointments with careers professionals as well as opportunities to speak with employers here on campus.

    During the placement year you will remain a Lancaster University student which means that you will still be eligible for a student loan, have access to facilities such as the library and receive discounts on transport and council tax. Your tuition fee will be reduced to 20% during the placement year.

    The placement will enhance your understanding of the connections between theory and practice and this will benefit your final year of study. This is an exciting opportunity to build up experience and transferable skills, as well as to make contacts with potential employers which will place you a step ahead in the graduate recruitment market.

  • Entry Requirements

    Entry Requirements

    Grade Requirements

    A Level ABB

    IELTS 6.5 overall with at least 5.5 in each component. For other English language qualifications we accept, please see our English language requirements webpages.

    Portfolio Applicants will typically be required to submit a portfolio before being made an offer. The department will contact applicants to request the portfolio. The portfolio should include imaginative, expressive and analytical work as well as objective drawing.

    Other Qualifications

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

    BTEC Distinction, Distinction, Merit

    Foundation Courses Art Foundation Courses are not an essential requirement for this degree. Please note Foundation Courses are considered but not accepted in lieu of our academic entry requirements.

    We welcome applications from students with a range of alternative UK and international qualifications, including combinations of qualification. Further guidance on admission to the University, including other qualifications that we accept, frequently asked questions and information on applying, can be found on our general admissions webpages.

    Contact Admissions Team + 44 (0) 1524 592028 or via ugadmissions@lancaster.ac.uk

  • Course Structure

    Course Structure

    Detailed module information for this undergraduate programme will follow shortly. However, if you have any questions please contact the department.

  • 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.

    Graduates will be well prepared to respond creatively to tomorrows fast moving business environment through the development of future visions for innovative products and services. Our degree addresses the need for graduates that are capable of transcending the traditional boundaries of design and possess the requisite knowledge, skills and creative experience to develop novel interactions between people, products, virtual and physical environments. 

    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 2020/21 entry fees have not yet been set.

    Channel Islands and the Isle of Man

    Some science and medicine courses have higher fees for students from the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man. You can find more details here: Island Students.

    Funding

    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.

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