Fine Art and Film (Placement Year) BA Hons - 2020 Entry
Lancaster's degree in Fine Art and Film, taught by the Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts (LICA), gives you the opportunity to study art practice alongside the history and theory of film.
Your Fine Art courses will provide you with the opportunity to integrate Art Practice with Art History/Theory at a high level. Throughout your degree you will develop creative and technical skills in painting, drawing, sculpture, digital art and their hybrids. We have no ‘house style’ so you will develop the practice and ideas that best reflect your aims and values as a young artist. Your tutors will be professional artists and publishing historians/theorists and the mix of academic and creative skills gained at Lancaster makes you highly attractive for postgraduate study and employers.
Film at Lancaster is a stimulating and intellectually engaging course which provides a framework for the close analysis of individual films. You will study cinema history and the social significance of films and will develop a detailed understanding of the techniques of film production. You will also have the opportunity to produce short films in all three years of your study. You can choose from a range of specialist courses and will develop skills that can lead to postgraduate study and careers in the media, advertising and marketing.
You'll begin your degree with core modules including Modernism in the Arts, An Introduction to Film Studies, and Fine Art Practice. In your second year, you'll study subjects such as Studio Practice, Global Cinema and our LICA interdisciplinary module Critical Reflections. You will then complete your degree by choosing from a selection of Fine Art and Film modules on offer such as Documentary Drawing, Contemporary Fine Art Practitioners, and Film and Comic Books.
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.
A Level ABB
Required Subjects A level Art and Design or one other humanities subject considered desirable but not essential
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
A LICA combined degree gives graduates the confidence and capability to produce work for themselves. Our graduates have become professional artists, while others have chosen to work as community artists and designers, arts administrators and managers. Film graduates have gone into TV production roles, independent film production and jobs in advertising, marketing and media production.
The transferable skills gained through studying a LICA combined degree at Lancaster make our graduates extremely attractive to a wide range of employers within different creative industries, including the media. Our graduates are well placed to pursue postgraduate vocational training in media-related professions, such as broadcast and print journalism, or take their skills into promotional and marketing roles
Many of our graduates also go on to further study often becoming academics, lecturers and teachers or further vocational training in film production, including the prestigious New York Film Academy and London Film School.
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
We set our fees on an annual basis and the 2020/21 entry fees have not yet been set.
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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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