FdA Fine Art Practice

About the course

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This course is available to UK/EU students only.

The 2 year full time programme in Fine Art Practice involves the pursuit of visual languages and imagery that have meaning and significance for the artist. The students will investigate areas such as drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, digital applications, film, performance, textiles and photography, and have the opportunity to develop their own ideas through appropriate projects.

Students who follow this pathway have the opportunity to develop their own work as an independent practitioner and are regularly given the chance to exhibit their work in various places.

Take a look at the course booklet to find out more.

Progression routes

All progression routes outlined below are currently valid; however available progression will be updated on an annual basis in accordance with changes in UH provision.

Entry is to Level 5 or Level 6 depending on individual performance. Additional routes may be available to students at the time of FdA completion.

  • FdA Fashion & Textiles - BA Fashion, BA Fashion and Fashion Business, BA Contemporary Design Crafts (Textiles)
  • FdA Fine Art Practice - BA Fine Art, BA Contemporary Design Crafts (Multi-disciplinary), BA Photography
  • FdA Graphic Design - BA Graphic Design
  • FdA Illustration - BA Illustration
  • FdA Three-dimensional Design - BA Product Design, BA Interior Architecture and Design, BA Industrial Design, BA Model Design (Model Effects), BA Contemporary Design Crafts (Multi-disciplinary)
  • FdA Media Production - BA Film and Television Production
  • FdA Photography - BA Photography, BA Fine Art
  • FdA Visual Merchandising - BA Interior Architecture and Design

Why choose this course?

This programme aims to develop your creativity and skills in carrying out projects to meet the needs of clients and audiences. In addition the programme will provide you with:

  • the knowledge and skills to embark on a career in the creative and cultural industries;
  • opportunities for work-based learning and experience in the creative arts and cultural industries;
  • an opportunity to gain a nationally recognised qualification in two years of full-time study;
  • a progression route to the final year of appropriate honours degree programmes at the University of Hertfordshire.

Careers

On successful completion of the programme you will be qualified to level 5 and prepared for a career and/or progress your studies to top up your degree to a BA Honours at level 5/6 in Fine Art, Contemporary Design Crafts (Multi-disciplinary), Photography, 3D Games Art and Design. 

Teaching methods

This programme addresses the thinking processes, attitudes and skills that are common to all creative activities. It provides a structure that enables you from a variety of starting points to develop your own creativity within a context provided by the industries and organisations that utilises this creativity.

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, small group tutorials, course work and practical assignments. Throughout you are encouraged to undertake independent study to consolidate your learning and to broaden your knowledge and understanding of the subject.

In addition, you will be exposed to the application of creative and cultural skills and knowledge in the workplace through work based learning. You will study work based learning modules in year one culminating in a work based learning project negotiated with an employer in year two.

Structure

Level 4

Core Modules

  • Creative Problem Solving (HRC) - 30 Credits
  • Historical and Contemporary Context (HRC) - 15 Credits
  • WBL: Developing Professional and Employability Skills (HRC) - 30 Credits
  • Creative Languages (HRC) - 15 Credits
  • Creative Vocational Practice (Fine Art Practice) (HRC) - 30 Credits

Optional

Level 5

Core Modules

  • WBL Project: Professional Practice (HRC) - 30 Credits
  • Contextual Studies (HRC) - 15 Credits
  • Cultural and Ethical Debate (HRC) - 15 Credits
  • Final Major Project: Fine Art Practice (HRC) - 30 Credits
  • Portfolio Development (Fine Art Practice) (HRC) - 30 Credits

Optional

Fees & funding

Fees 2017

UK/EU Students

Full time
  • £6000 for the 2017/2018 academic year

International Students

Full time
  • £6000 for the 2017/2018 academic year

Fees 2018

UK/EU Students

Full time
  • £6165 for the 2018/2019 academic year

*Tuition fees are charged annually. The fees quoted above are for the specified year(s) only. Fees may be higher in future years, for both new and continuing students. Please see the University’s Fees and Finance Policy (and in particular the section headed “When tuition fees change”), for further information about when and by how much the University may increase its fees for future years.

View detailed information about tuition fees

Other financial support

Find out more about other financial support available to UK and EU students

Living costs / accommodation

The University of Hertfordshire offers a great choice of student accommodation, on campus or nearby in the local area, to suit every student budget.

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Entry requirements...

48 UCAS points 

IB - 48 points with a minimum of 1 HL subject at grade 4 or above (with the remaining points to come from a combination of HL, SL and Core).

GCSE Maths and English Language at grade 4 or above. Plus an interview or presentation of portfolio may be required.

The University also accepts a number of other equivalent qualifications including BTEC, IB and Access courses – to find out more about the requirements for these and other equivalent qualifications please visit UCAS

Mature students with GCSE grade C or above English language and maths or equivalent, but lacking traditional level 3 qualifications will be considered on the basis of relevant experience and an appropriate portfolio of work.

How to apply

2018

Start DateEnd Date Year Location Link
15/09/201823/05/20191Hertford Regional CollegeApply online (Full Time)
15/09/201823/05/20192Hertford Regional CollegeApply online (Full Time)

2019

Start DateEnd Date Year Location Link
15/09/201923/05/20201Hertford Regional CollegeApply online (Full Time)
15/09/201923/05/20202Hertford Regional CollegeApply online (Full Time)