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Fine Art (Top-Up) BA (Hons)

Key Facts

  • UCAS Code

    W102

  • Level

    UndergraduateUG

    BA (Hons)
  • Duration

    Full Time: 1 year

  • Starting

    September

  • Fees UK 24/25

    Full Time: £9,250

  • Fees International 24/25

    Full Time: £16,500

  • Location

Get in touch


For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

UK/EU Students enquiries

study@northampton.ac.uk
0300 303 2772

International Students enquiries

international@northampton.ac.uk
+44 (0)1604 893981

Overview


Our Fine Art (Top-Up) BA (Hons) course gives you the chance to explore contemporary approaches to fine art across a range of disciplines, making use of our excellent resources for printmaking, sculpture, installation, photography, video and digital arts.

You will be part of a diverse group of students, each of whom bring their own unique experiences and interests to the course, making our supportive studio environment a great place to refine your own artistic voice.

Updated 03/07/2024

Highlights


Alongside your personal studio space, you will have access to bookable project spaces and high-quality workshops.

Course Content


  • The Fine Art (Top-Up) BA (Hons) year comprises three modules:

    • ART3018 Critical Study (20 credits). This module gives you the opportunity to research a subject of your choosing in some depth, and to prepare either a written essay or a reflective summary of a practical project.
    • ART3019 Professional Practice & Employability (20 credits). This module prepares you for a career in the arts sector, including the preparation of marketing materials, artist’s statement, identifying suitable career opportunities and the opportunity of developing a short practical activity (for example, a placement).
    • ART4013 Practice Exhibition (80 credits). This module is the heart of the years’ experience. With teaching support through tutorials, seminars and group discussions you will develop your personal art practice towards an ambitious exhibition of your artwork – the ‘Degree Show’.
    Study Visits

    Each year, we programme study visits to a wide range of locations. Recent visits have included London galleries, Venice Biennale, Liverpool Biennial, New York and Berlin.

    Degree Show exhibition

    Your year will conclude with the public exhibition of your artwork – the Degree Show – our showcase of your work for visiting curators and gallerists.

    Please note the modules shown here relate to the academic year 24/25. The modules relating to the academic year 25/26 will be available from June 2025.

      • Module code: ART3029
        Status: Compulsory
        The module consolidates the student?s creative and theoretical interests through an articulation of the student?s own practice within a critical framework, and a sustained, independent investigation and analysis of artists and conceptual positions within the field of Fine Art that are relevant to the individual student.
      • Module code: ART3030
        Status: Compulsory
        This module enables students to develop their working knowledge of the creative and cultural industries, provides them with a range of skills and strategies to prepare themselves for the external world, and requires the student to take practical actions to progress their career within the arts sector or related field.
      • Module code: ART4015
        Status: Compulsory
        he module consolidates creative and theoretical interests through an exhibited body of work that demonstrates a refined approach to art practice, consideration of appropriate exhibition format and audience, and the integration of relevant theory and debates. The exhibition is supported by `statements of practice? tailored to a range of audiences.
  • Standard entry requirements apply. Applicants are expected to have studied a Fine Art or related Art and Design subject at Foundation Degree/HND or equivalent.

    We welcome international applications and applications from students with a range of non-traditional educational or professional qualifications.

    Applicants are requested to send a digital portfolio of their own work in Art and Design and attend a 30-minute online interview with a member of the team.

    Receiving an offer may also be subject to qualifications and standard entry requirements.

    For more information on how to make an application, please visit our How to Apply page.

    If you are an International student and would like information on making an application, please see our How to Apply page.

    English Language Requirements

    All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

    • IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent) with a minimum of 5.5 in all bands
      for study at undergraduate level.

    For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

  • 2024/25 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 24/25 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    • UK – Full Time: £9,250
    • International – Full Time: £16,500
    2023/24 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 23/24 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    • UK – Full Time: £9,250
    • International – Full Time: £15,500

     

    For information on the scholarships available to you, please see our scholarships page.

    For more information about possible funding options, please visit our Fees and Funding pages.

Staff


Stefan Gant, Senior Lecturer in Drawing and Digital Practice
Stefan Gant

Senior Lecturer in Drawing and Digital Practice


Fine Art (Top-Up) BA (Hons)

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Careers and Employability


Our recent graduates have progressed into a range of careers in the arts sector, for example:

  • Professional artist
  • Art Therapist
  • Set Designer
  • Arts Management
  • Art Teacher
  • Arts Technician
Master’s Opportunities

Our Fine Art master’s courses are a great way to enhance the skills you have already learnt. Benefit from our 20% alumni discount on master’s fees to give yourself a CV that will catch the eye of employers.

Facilities


Specialist Facilities include:

  • Individual studio space
  • Access to bookable project spaces (for installations etc)
  • Printmaking Workshop
  • 3D Workshops
  • Photography Darkroom and Studios
  • Mac Suite

Onsite printmaking workshop


Our onsite printmaking workshop can enhance the creative practices of students on a variety of courses

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