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Fine Art is a practice-based course exploring the creative potential of a wide range of media.
Located in Kingsway Buildings, you will develop an individual approach to making, that is supported by critical studies in Art Theory and Art History. You are challenged to develop innovative work from an essentially taught curriculum at Level 4 (Year 1), to a supervised and individually driven learning programme at Level 6 (Year 3).
The Department of Art and Design has an experienced staff team who have a wide range of expertise and research interests. All staff are actively practicing, exhibiting and publishing their work on a national or international stage.
Students studying Fine Art have the opportunity to develop their practice across a wide range of disciplines. Whether you choose to specialise in a single area such as traditional casting techniques in sculpture, or find your own unique combination such as textiles with video to make an interactive installation, the choice is yours.
The Fine Art programme at Chester recognises the importance of the student experience beyond the confines of the studio. Students will have the opportunity to visit some of the world's most exciting cultural centres through organised study tours.
Preparation for life after university is recognised as an important part of the curriculum. Both the Experiential Learning module in Year 2, and the Professional Practice module in Year 3, provide opportunities for you to develop valuable employment related skills.
The Fine Art programme at Chester provides a contemporary fine art experience that is centred on the needs of each individual.
The modules given below are the latest example of the curriculum available on this degree programme. Please note that programme structures and individual modules are subject to change from time to time as part of the University’s commitment to curriculum enhancement.
During the second year, students elect to study either the Work Based Learning module or Fine Art and Photography Experiential Learning module. Work Based Learning is a more general option providing work experience within a wider social and/or commercial context. Fine Art and Photography Experiential Learning provides the opportunity to work in a creative environment related to an area of Fine Art practice.
These forms of assessment contribute in various proportions to the overall mark of any given module. This type of assessment is usually referred to as summative assessment.
Formative assessment occurs as part of an ongoing review of your work, but no marks are awarded as part of this process. Through reflection, discussion, comparison and feedback within individual and group sessions, you will be encouraged to develop your work in an informed and critical manner. An important factor in this type of feedback is the development of your own ability to self-assess and reflect critically upon your work.
The course will prepare you for a wide range of jobs including:
Jobs directly related to your degree:
Jobs where your degree would be useful:
You will be equipped with transferable skills which are valued by employers such as:
If you are studying this course on a combined basis you should look at options with both subjects.
For further information please visit: www.chester.ac.uk/careers
|UCAS points||A minimum of 280 UCAS points from GCE A Levels, or equivalent. Typical offer BCC/BBC.|
|GCE A Level:||
The Department requires one of the following subjects:
Art and Design, Fine Art
BTEC Extended Diploma(Art & Design): DMM
BTEC Diploma (Art & Design): D*D*
|Irish/Scottish Highers:||B in 4 subjects, including Art|
|International Baccalaureate:||26 points, including 5 in HL Visual Arts|
|Access:||Access to HE Diploma (Art and Design) to include 45 credits at level 3, 30 of which must be at Merit|
OCR National Extended Diploma (Art & Design): Merit 2
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma (Art & Design): DMM
OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma (Art & Design): D*D*
Please note that we accept a maximum of 20 UCAS points from GCE AS Levels and that the Welsh Baccalaureate (core) and A Level General Studies will be recognised in our offer. We will also consider a combination of A Levels and BTECs/OCRs.
Studying Fine Art has enabled me to learn practical skills and techniques.”
Psychology and Fine Art graduateCaroline Backhouse